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Chocolate cake vs Gingerbread - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chocolate cake and Gingerbread?

  • Chocolate cake is higher in Phosphorus, yet Gingerbread is higher in Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Potassium, and Selenium.
  • Gingerbread's daily need coverage for Manganese is 18% more.
  • Chocolate cake has 2 times more Phosphorus than Gingerbread. While Chocolate cake has 106mg of Phosphorus, Gingerbread has only 54mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Gingerbread is lower.

We used Cake, chocolate, prepared from recipe without frosting and Cake, gingerbread, prepared from recipe types in this article.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Zinc +76.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.3%
Contains more Iron +78.9%
Contains more Calcium +18.3%
Contains more Potassium +213.6%
Contains more Magnesium +118.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.195
Equal in Sodium - 327
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 61% 18% 13% 23% 69% 19% 46% 42%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 108% 22% 39% 50% 65% 11% 24% 43%
Contains more Zinc +76.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.3%
Contains more Iron +78.9%
Contains more Calcium +18.3%
Contains more Potassium +213.6%
Contains more Magnesium +118.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.195
Equal in Sodium - 327

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +191.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +363.4%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 9% 0% 0% 36% 50% 22% 19% 10% 20% 0% 21%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 3% 0% 0% 48% 38% 33% 23% 44% 8% 0% 25%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +191.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +363.4%
Contains more Folate +22.2%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
15
Chocolate cake
18
Gingerbread
Mineral Summary Score
36
Chocolate cake
45
Gingerbread

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
32%
Chocolate cake
23%
Gingerbread
Carbohydrates
53%
Chocolate cake
49%
Gingerbread
Fats
70%
Chocolate cake
76%
Gingerbread

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chocolate cake Gingerbread
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Chocolate cake Gingerbread
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Gingerbread
Gingerbread is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Gingerbread
Gingerbread is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.308g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate cake
Chocolate cake contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate cake
Chocolate cake is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate cake Gingerbread Opinion
Calories 371 356 Chocolate cake
Protein 5.3 3.9 Chocolate cake
Fats 15.1 16.4 Gingerbread
Vitamin C 0.2 0.1 Chocolate cake
Carbs 53.4 49.2 Chocolate cake
Cholesterol 58 32 Gingerbread
Vitamin D
Iron 1.61 2.88 Gingerbread
Calcium 60 71 Gingerbread
Potassium 140 439 Gingerbread
Magnesium 32 70 Gingerbread
Sugar
Fiber 1.6 Chocolate cake
Copper 0.207 0.195 Chocolate cake
Zinc 0.69 0.39 Chocolate cake
Starch
Phosphorus 106 54 Chocolate cake
Sodium 315 327 Chocolate cake
Vitamin A 140 48 Chocolate cake
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.141 0.19 Gingerbread
Vitamin B2 0.213 0.162 Chocolate cake
Vitamin B3 1.137 1.738 Gingerbread
Vitamin B5 0.304 0.375 Gingerbread
Vitamin B6 0.041 0.19 Gingerbread
Vitamin B12 0.16 0.06 Chocolate cake
Vitamin K
Folate 27 33 Gingerbread
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 5.43 4.122 Gingerbread
Monounsaturated Fat 6.039 7.124 Gingerbread
Polyunsaturated fat 2.761 4.216 Gingerbread
Tryptophan 0.068 0.047 Chocolate cake
Threonine 0.202 0.124 Chocolate cake
Isoleucine 0.24 0.151 Chocolate cake
Leucine 0.407 0.279 Chocolate cake
Lysine 0.268 0.131 Chocolate cake
Methionine 0.116 0.08 Chocolate cake
Phenylalanine 0.265 0.195 Chocolate cake
Valine 0.283 0.173 Chocolate cake
Histidine 0.12 0.087 Chocolate cake
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chocolate cake - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172697/nutrients
  2. Gingerbread - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172702/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.