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Chocolate syrup vs. Hot chocolate — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chocolate syrup and Hot chocolate?

  • Chocolate syrup is richer in Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, and Fiber, yet Hot chocolate is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B5.
  • Chocolate syrup's daily need coverage for Copper is 45% higher.
  • Chocolate syrup has 29 times more Manganese than Hot chocolate. Chocolate syrup has 0.382mg of Manganese, while Hot chocolate has 0.013mg.

We used Beverages, chocolate syrup and Milk, chocolate beverage, hot cocoa, homemade types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +402.4%
Contains more Magnesium +182.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.9%
Contains more Potassium +13.7%
Contains more Zinc +15.9%
Contains more Copper +397.1%
Contains more Manganese +2838.5%
Contains more Calcium +714.3%
Contains less Sodium -38.9%
Contains more Selenium +92.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 80% 47% 56% 20% 10% 20% 171% 50% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 35% 16% 17% 45% 18% 6% 18% 35% 2% 15%
Contains more Iron +402.4%
Contains more Magnesium +182.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.9%
Contains more Potassium +13.7%
Contains more Zinc +15.9%
Contains more Copper +397.1%
Contains more Manganese +2838.5%
Contains more Calcium +714.3%
Contains less Sodium -38.9%
Contains more Selenium +92.9%

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 B3 +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +264%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2423.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +566.7%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +1100%
Equal in Vitamin C - 0.2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 1% 3% 12% 7% 1% 2% 2% 0% 1% 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 11% 1% 34% 1% 10% 42% 3% 20% 10% 4% 62% 9% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +142.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +150%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +264%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2423.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +566.7%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +1100%
Equal in Vitamin C - 0.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +506.1%
Contains more Protein +67.6%
Contains more Fats +107.1%
Contains more Water +166%
Contains more Other +41.8%
2% 65% 31%
Protein: 2.1 g
Fats: 1.13 g
Carbs: 65.1 g
Water: 31 g
Other: 0.67 g
4% 2% 11% 82%
Protein: 3.52 g
Fats: 2.34 g
Carbs: 10.74 g
Water: 82.45 g
Other: 0.95 g
Contains more Carbs +506.1%
Contains more Protein +67.6%
Contains more Fats +107.1%
Contains more Water +166%
Contains more Other +41.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +136.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +223.1%
62% 34% 3%
Saturated Fat: 0.519 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.286 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.026 g
65% 31% 4%
Saturated Fat: 1.431 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.677 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.084 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +136.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +223.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate syrup Hot chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 62.5g 9.74g Chocolate syrup
Protein 2.1g 3.52g Hot chocolate
Fats 1.13g 2.34g Hot chocolate
Carbs 65.1g 10.74g Chocolate syrup
Calories 279kcal 77kcal Chocolate syrup
Fructose 0.01g Hot chocolate
Sugar 49.65g 9.66g Hot chocolate
Fiber 2.6g 1g Chocolate syrup
Calcium 14mg 114mg Hot chocolate
Iron 2.11mg 0.42mg Chocolate syrup
Magnesium 65mg 23mg Chocolate syrup
Phosphorus 129mg 105mg Chocolate syrup
Potassium 224mg 197mg Chocolate syrup
Sodium 72mg 44mg Hot chocolate
Zinc 0.73mg 0.63mg Chocolate syrup
Copper 0.512mg 0.103mg Chocolate syrup
Manganese 0.382mg 0.013mg Chocolate syrup
Selenium 1.4µg 2.7µg Hot chocolate
Vitamin A 0IU 176IU Hot chocolate
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 51µg Hot chocolate
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.03mg Hot chocolate
Vitamin D 0IU 45IU Hot chocolate
Vitamin D 0µg 1.1µg Hot chocolate
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0.2mg
Vitamin B1 0.009mg 0.039mg Hot chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.182mg Hot chocolate
Vitamin B3 0.322mg 0.133mg Chocolate syrup
Vitamin B5 0.013mg 0.328mg Hot chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.006mg 0.04mg Hot chocolate
Folate 2µg 5µg Hot chocolate
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.49µg Hot chocolate
Choline 1.3mg 15.6mg Hot chocolate
Vitamin K 0.5µg 0.2µg Chocolate syrup
Tryptophan 0.037mg Hot chocolate
Threonine 0.095mg Hot chocolate
Isoleucine 0.169mg Hot chocolate
Leucine 0.305mg Hot chocolate
Lysine 0.215mg Hot chocolate
Methionine 0.076mg Hot chocolate
Phenylalanine 0.15mg Hot chocolate
Valine 0.201mg Hot chocolate
Histidine 0.067mg Hot chocolate
Cholesterol 0mg 8mg Chocolate syrup
Trans Fat 0.078g Chocolate syrup
Saturated Fat 0.519g 1.431g Chocolate syrup
Monounsaturated Fat 0.286g 0.677g Hot chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 0.026g 0.084g Hot chocolate

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chocolate syrup Hot 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
2%
Chocolate syrup
16%
Hot chocolate
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Chocolate syrup
20%
Hot chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Hot chocolate
Hot chocolate is lower in Sugar (difference - 39.99g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Hot chocolate
Hot chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Hot chocolate
Hot chocolate is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chocolate syrup
Chocolate syrup is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chocolate syrup
Chocolate syrup is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.912g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate syrup
Chocolate syrup is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate syrup
Chocolate syrup is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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 syrup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174117/nutrients
  2. Hot chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171277/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.