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Chocolate cake vs. Fruitcake — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chocolate cake and Fruitcake

  • Chocolate cake is higher in Choline, Selenium, Copper, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1, however, Fruitcake is richer in Fiber.
  • Chocolate cake's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 22% higher.
  • Chocolate cake has 14 times more Choline than Fruitcake. While Chocolate cake has 128.4mg of Choline, Fruitcake has only 8.9mg.
  • Fruitcake has less Cholesterol.

The food types used in this comparison are Cake, chocolate, prepared from recipe without frosting and Cake, fruitcake, commercially prepared.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.8%
Contains more Zinc +155.6%
Contains more Copper +314%
Contains more Manganese +27.3%
Contains more Selenium +495%
Contains more Iron +28.6%
Contains less Sodium -67.9%
Equal in Potassium - 153
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 61% 23% 46% 13% 42% 19% 69% 37% 65%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 78% 12% 23% 14% 14% 8% 17% 29% 11%
Contains more Calcium +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.8%
Contains more Zinc +155.6%
Contains more Copper +314%
Contains more Manganese +27.3%
Contains more Selenium +495%
Contains more Iron +28.6%
Contains less Sodium -67.9%
Equal in Potassium - 153

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +536.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +182%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.5%
Contains more Folate +35%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1500%
Contains more Choline +1342.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 0% 0% 1% 36% 50% 22% 19% 10% 21% 20% 71% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 19% 0% 2% 13% 23% 15% 14% 11% 15% 2% 5% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +536.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +182%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +115.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.5%
Contains more Folate +35%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1500%
Contains more Choline +1342.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +82.8%
Contains more Fats +65.9%
Contains more Other +63.6%
Contains more Carbs +15.4%
Equal in Water - 25.3
5% 15% 53% 24% 2%
Protein: 5.3 g
Fats: 15.1 g
Carbs: 53.4 g
Water: 24.4 g
Other: 1.8 g
3% 9% 62% 25%
Protein: 2.9 g
Fats: 9.1 g
Carbs: 61.6 g
Water: 25.3 g
Other: 1.1 g
Contains more Protein +82.8%
Contains more Fats +65.9%
Contains more Other +63.6%
Contains more Carbs +15.4%
Equal in Water - 25.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +43.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -80.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +20.4%
38% 42% 19%
Saturated Fat: 5.43 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.039 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.761 g
12% 49% 39%
Saturated Fat: 1.048 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.2 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.323 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +43.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -80.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +20.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chocolate cake Fruitcake
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate cake Fruitcake Opinion
Net carbs 51.8g 57.9g Fruitcake
Protein 5.3g 2.9g Chocolate cake
Fats 15.1g 9.1g Chocolate cake
Carbs 53.4g 61.6g Fruitcake
Calories 371kcal 324kcal Chocolate cake
Sugar 27.42g Chocolate cake
Fiber 1.6g 3.7g Fruitcake
Calcium 60mg 33mg Chocolate cake
Iron 1.61mg 2.07mg Fruitcake
Magnesium 32mg 16mg Chocolate cake
Phosphorus 106mg 52mg Chocolate cake
Potassium 140mg 153mg Fruitcake
Sodium 315mg 101mg Fruitcake
Zinc 0.69mg 0.27mg Chocolate cake
Copper 0.207mg 0.05mg Chocolate cake
Manganese 0.28mg 0.22mg Chocolate cake
Selenium 11.9µg 2µg Chocolate cake
Vitamin A 140IU 22IU Chocolate cake
Vitamin A RAE 7µg Fruitcake
Vitamin E 0.9mg Fruitcake
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0.5mg Fruitcake
Vitamin B1 0.141mg 0.05mg Chocolate cake
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.099mg Chocolate cake
Vitamin B3 1.137mg 0.791mg Chocolate cake
Vitamin B5 0.304mg 0.226mg Chocolate cake
Vitamin B6 0.041mg 0.046mg Fruitcake
Folate 27µg 20µg Chocolate cake
Vitamin B12 0.16µg 0.01µg Chocolate cake
Choline 128.4mg 8.9mg Chocolate cake
Vitamin K 1.5µg Fruitcake
Tryptophan 0.068mg 0.042mg Chocolate cake
Threonine 0.202mg 0.102mg Chocolate cake
Isoleucine 0.24mg 0.121mg Chocolate cake
Leucine 0.407mg 0.206mg Chocolate cake
Lysine 0.268mg 0.121mg Chocolate cake
Methionine 0.116mg 0.059mg Chocolate cake
Phenylalanine 0.265mg 0.14mg Chocolate cake
Valine 0.283mg 0.144mg Chocolate cake
Histidine 0.12mg 0.071mg Chocolate cake
Cholesterol 58mg 5mg Fruitcake
Saturated Fat 5.43g 1.048g Fruitcake
Omega-3 - DHA 0.005g 0.001g Chocolate cake
Monounsaturated Fat 6.039g 4.2g Chocolate cake
Polyunsaturated fat 2.761g 3.323g Fruitcake

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chocolate cake Fruitcake
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Chocolate cake
9%
Fruitcake
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
39%
Chocolate cake
21%
Fruitcake

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Fruitcake
Fruitcake contains less Sodium (difference - 214mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fruitcake
Fruitcake is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 53mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fruitcake
Fruitcake is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.382g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chocolate cake
Chocolate cake is lower in Sugar (difference - 27.42g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate cake
Chocolate cake is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate cake
Chocolate cake is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chocolate cake - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172697/nutrients
  2. Fruitcake - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174939/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.