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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, 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 Iron +40000%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +2229.2%
Contains more Magnesium +7200%
Contains more Copper +6325%
Contains more Zinc +2133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +758.3%
Contains less Sodium -54.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 301% 17% 50% 105% 343% 55% 89% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 8% 3% 2% 6% 3% 11% 2%
Contains more Iron +40000%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +2229.2%
Contains more Magnesium +7200%
Contains more Copper +6325%
Contains more Zinc +2133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +758.3%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 11% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 29% 21% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 150% 47% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 22% 18% 3%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chocolate Butter
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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.