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Chocolate vs Butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chocolate and Butter?

  • Chocolate is higher in Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Zinc, yet Butter is higher in Vitamin A RAE, and Fiber.
  • Butter's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 160% more.
  • Chocolate has 401 times more Iron than Butter. While Chocolate has 8.02mg of Iron, Butter has only 0.02mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Chocolate is lower.

We used Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids and Butter, without salt 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 Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Iron +40000%
Contains more Magnesium +7200%
Contains more Phosphorus +758.3%
Contains more Potassium +2229.2%
Contains more Zinc +2133.3%
Contains more Copper +6325%
Contains less Sodium -54.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 301% 105% 89% 50% 4% 55% 343%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Iron +40000%
Contains more Magnesium +7200%
Contains more Phosphorus +758.3%
Contains more Potassium +2229.2%
Contains more Zinc +2133.3%
Contains more Copper +6325%
Contains less Sodium -54.2%

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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Butter
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1626.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +15.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4898%
Contains more Vitamin E +329.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 11% 0% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 0% 29% 21%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 150% 47% 0% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 3% 22% 18%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1626.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +15.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +4898%
Contains more Vitamin E +329.6%

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 Butter
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate Butter Opinion
Net carbs 54.17g 0.06g Chocolate
Protein 4.88g 0.85g Chocolate
Fats 31.28g 81.11g Butter
Carbs 61.17g 0.06g Chocolate
Calories 546kcal 717kcal Butter
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Chocolate
Sugar 47.9g 0.06g Butter
Fiber 7g 0g Chocolate
Calcium 56mg 24mg Chocolate
Iron 8.02mg 0.02mg Chocolate
Magnesium 146mg 2mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 206mg 24mg Chocolate
Potassium 559mg 24mg Chocolate
Sodium 24mg 11mg Butter
Zinc 2.01mg 0.09mg Chocolate
Copper 1.028mg 0.016mg Chocolate
Vitamin A 50IU 2499IU Butter
Vitamin E 0.54mg 2.32mg Butter
Vitamin D IU 0IU Butter
Vitamin D µg 0µg Butter
Vitamin C mg 0mg Butter
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.005mg Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.034mg Chocolate
Vitamin B3 0.725mg 0.042mg Chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.297mg 0.11mg Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.003mg Chocolate
Folate µg 3µg Butter
Vitamin B12 0.23µg 0.17µg Chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1µg 7µg Chocolate
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Butter
Threonine mg 0.038mg Butter
Isoleucine mg 0.051mg Butter
Leucine mg 0.083mg Butter
Lysine mg 0.067mg Butter
Methionine mg 0.021mg Butter
Phenylalanine mg 0.041mg Butter
Valine mg 0.057mg Butter
Histidine mg 0.023mg Butter
Cholesterol 8mg 215mg Chocolate
Trans Fat 0.112g g Butter
Saturated Fat 18.519g 50.489g Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54g 23.43g Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092g 3.01g Butter

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chocolate Butter
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
10
Chocolate
21
Butter
Mineral Summary Score
120
Chocolate
4
Butter

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
29%
Chocolate
5%
Butter
Carbohydrates
61%
Chocolate
0%
Butter
Fats
144%
Chocolate
374%
Butter

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 207mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 31.97g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 47.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/nutrients
  2. Butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173430/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.