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Chocolate ice cream vs. Chocolate — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chocolate ice cream and Chocolate

  • Chocolate ice cream has more Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B2, however, Chocolate is richer in Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
  • Chocolate's daily need coverage for Copper is 99% more.
  • Chocolate ice cream contains 59 times more Vitamin A RAE than Chocolate. Chocolate ice cream contains 118µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Chocolate contains 2µg.
  • Chocolate ice cream contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Ice creams, chocolate and Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids.

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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 +94.6%
Contains more Iron +762.4%
Contains more Magnesium +403.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.5%
Contains more Potassium +124.5%
Contains less Sodium -68.4%
Contains more Zinc +246.6%
Contains more Copper +661.5%
Contains more Manganese +913.6%
Contains more Selenium +20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 33% 35% 21% 46% 22% 9.9% 16% 45% 18% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 301% 104% 88% 49% 3.1% 55% 343% 185% 16%
Contains more Calcium +94.6%
Contains more Iron +762.4%
Contains more Magnesium +403.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.5%
Contains more Potassium +124.5%
Contains less Sodium -68.4%
Contains more Zinc +246.6%
Contains more Copper +661.5%
Contains more Manganese +913.6%
Contains more Selenium +20%

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 +732%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +68%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +288%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +220.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2600%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 25% 6% 6% 2.3% 11% 45% 4.2% 33% 13% 12% 36% 12% 0.75%
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% 11% 0% 0% 6.3% 12% 14% 18% 9.7% 0% 29% 0% 20%
Contains more Vitamin A +732%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +68%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +288%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +220.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2600%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +5642.3%
Contains more Protein +28.4%
Contains more Fats +184.4%
Contains more Carbs +116.9%
Contains more Other +30.8%
4% 11% 28% 56%
Protein: 3.8 g
Fats: 11 g
Carbs: 28.2 g
Water: 55.7 g
Other: 1.3 g
5% 31% 61% 2%
Protein: 4.88 g
Fats: 31.28 g
Carbs: 61.17 g
Water: 0.97 g
Other: 1.7 g
Contains more Water +5642.3%
Contains more Protein +28.4%
Contains more Fats +184.4%
Contains more Carbs +116.9%
Contains more Other +30.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +197.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +166.3%
65% 31% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.21 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.41 g
64% 33% 4%
Saturated Fat: 18.519 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.54 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.092 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +197.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +166.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate ice cream Chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 27g 54.17g Chocolate
Protein 3.8g 4.88g Chocolate
Fats 11g 31.28g Chocolate
Carbs 28.2g 61.17g Chocolate
Calories 216kcal 546kcal Chocolate
Sugar 25.36g 47.9g Chocolate ice cream
Fiber 1.2g 7g Chocolate
Calcium 109mg 56mg Chocolate ice cream
Iron 0.93mg 8.02mg Chocolate
Magnesium 29mg 146mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 107mg 206mg Chocolate
Potassium 249mg 559mg Chocolate
Sodium 76mg 24mg Chocolate
Zinc 0.58mg 2.01mg Chocolate
Copper 0.135mg 1.028mg Chocolate
Manganese 0.14mg 1.419mg Chocolate
Selenium 2.5µg 3µg Chocolate
Vitamin A 416IU 50IU Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin A RAE 118µg 2µg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.54mg Chocolate
Vitamin D 8IU Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin D 0.2µg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin C 0.7mg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin B1 0.042mg 0.025mg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin B2 0.194mg 0.05mg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin B3 0.226mg 0.725mg Chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.554mg 0.297mg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin B6 0.055mg 0.042mg Chocolate ice cream
Folate 16µg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin B12 0.29µg 0.23µg Chocolate ice cream
Choline 22.5mg Chocolate ice cream
Vitamin K 0.3µg 8.1µg Chocolate
Cholesterol 34mg 8mg Chocolate
Trans Fat 0.112g Chocolate ice cream
Saturated Fat 6.8g 18.519g Chocolate ice cream
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.001g Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 3.21g 9.54g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 0.41g 1.092g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.001g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.947g Chocolate
Omega-3 - ALA 0.085g Chocolate

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chocolate ice cream Chocolate
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
16%
Chocolate ice cream
9%
Chocolate
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Chocolate ice cream
116%
Chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chocolate ice cream
Chocolate ice cream is lower in Sugar (difference - 22.54g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chocolate ice cream
Chocolate ice cream is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.719g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate ice cream
Chocolate ice cream is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chocolate ice cream
Chocolate ice cream is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate
Chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals

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 ice cream - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168809/nutrients
  2. Chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/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.