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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Phosphorus +96.3%
Contains more Zinc +76.9%
Contains more Calcium +18.3%
Contains more Iron +78.9%
Contains more Magnesium +118.8%
Contains more Potassium +213.6%
Contains more Manganese +143.9%
Contains more Selenium +37%
Equal in Sodium - 327
Equal in Copper - 0.195
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 22% 108% 50% 24% 39% 43% 11% 65% 90% 89%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.3%
Contains more Zinc +76.9%
Contains more Calcium +18.3%
Contains more Iron +78.9%
Contains more Magnesium +118.8%
Contains more Potassium +213.6%
Contains more Manganese +143.9%
Contains more Selenium +37%
Equal in Sodium - 327
Equal in Copper - 0.195

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 +191.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
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 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 3% 0% 0% 1% 48% 38% 33% 23% 44% 25% 8% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +191.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +35.9%
Contains more Water +14.8%
Contains more Other +38.9%
Equal in Fats - 16.4
Equal in Carbs - 49.2
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
4% 16% 49% 28% 3%
Protein: 3.9 g
Fats: 16.4 g
Carbs: 49.2 g
Water: 28 g
Other: 2.5 g
Contains more Protein +35.9%
Contains more Water +14.8%
Contains more Other +38.9%
Equal in Fats - 16.4
Equal in Carbs - 49.2

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -24.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +18%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +52.7%
38% 42% 19%
Saturated Fat: 5.43 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.039 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.761 g
27% 46% 27%
Saturated Fat: 4.122 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.124 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.216 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -24.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +18%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +52.7%

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 Gingerbread
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate cake Gingerbread Opinion
Net carbs 51.8g 49.2g Chocolate cake
Protein 5.3g 3.9g Chocolate cake
Fats 15.1g 16.4g Gingerbread
Carbs 53.4g 49.2g Chocolate cake
Calories 371kcal 356kcal Chocolate cake
Fiber 1.6g Chocolate cake
Calcium 60mg 71mg Gingerbread
Iron 1.61mg 2.88mg Gingerbread
Magnesium 32mg 70mg Gingerbread
Phosphorus 106mg 54mg Chocolate cake
Potassium 140mg 439mg Gingerbread
Sodium 315mg 327mg Chocolate cake
Zinc 0.69mg 0.39mg Chocolate cake
Copper 0.207mg 0.195mg Chocolate cake
Manganese 0.28mg 0.683mg Gingerbread
Selenium 11.9µg 16.3µg Gingerbread
Vitamin A 140IU 48IU Chocolate cake
Vitamin A RAE 14µg Gingerbread
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0.1mg Chocolate cake
Vitamin B1 0.141mg 0.19mg Gingerbread
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.162mg Chocolate cake
Vitamin B3 1.137mg 1.738mg Gingerbread
Vitamin B5 0.304mg 0.375mg Gingerbread
Vitamin B6 0.041mg 0.19mg Gingerbread
Folate 27µg 33µg Gingerbread
Vitamin B12 0.16µg 0.06µg Chocolate cake
Choline 128.4mg Chocolate cake
Tryptophan 0.068mg 0.047mg Chocolate cake
Threonine 0.202mg 0.124mg Chocolate cake
Isoleucine 0.24mg 0.151mg Chocolate cake
Leucine 0.407mg 0.279mg Chocolate cake
Lysine 0.268mg 0.131mg Chocolate cake
Methionine 0.116mg 0.08mg Chocolate cake
Phenylalanine 0.265mg 0.195mg Chocolate cake
Valine 0.283mg 0.173mg Chocolate cake
Histidine 0.12mg 0.087mg Chocolate cake
Cholesterol 58mg 32mg Gingerbread
Saturated Fat 5.43g 4.122g Gingerbread
Omega-3 - DHA 0.005g 0.003g Chocolate cake
Monounsaturated Fat 6.039g 7.124g Gingerbread
Polyunsaturated fat 2.761g 4.216g Gingerbread

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chocolate cake Gingerbread
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
17%
Gingerbread
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
39%
Chocolate cake
54%
Gingerbread

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 is richer in minerals?
Gingerbread
Gingerbread is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. 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.