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Chocolate vs Coffee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chocolate and Coffee

  • Chocolate has more Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Potassium, while Coffee has more Fiber, and Vitamin B12.
  • Chocolate's daily need coverage for Copper is 114% higher.
  • Coffee contains 9260 times less Saturated Fat than Chocolate. Chocolate contains 18.519g of Saturated Fat, while Coffee contains 0.002g.

The food types used in this comparison are Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids and Beverages, coffee, brewed, prepared with tap water.

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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
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1
Coffee
Contains more Iron +80100%
Contains more Calcium +2700%
Contains more Potassium +1040.8%
Contains more Magnesium +4766.7%
Contains more Copper +51300%
Contains more Zinc +9950%
Contains more Phosphorus +6766.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
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% 1% 5% 3% 1% 1% 2% 1%
Contains more Iron +80100%
Contains more Calcium +2700%
Contains more Potassium +1040.8%
Contains more Magnesium +4766.7%
Contains more Copper +51300%
Contains more Zinc +9950%
Contains more Phosphorus +6766.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%

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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4
Coffee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +279.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +8000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52%
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% 0% 1% 0% 4% 18% 4% 16% 1% 0% 1% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +279.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +8000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52%

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
4
Coffee
Mineral Summary Score
120
Chocolate
1
Coffee

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
1%
Coffee
Carbohydrates
61%
Chocolate
0%
Coffee
Fats
144%
Chocolate
0%
Coffee

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

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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?
Coffee
Coffee is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Coffee
Coffee is lower in Sugar (difference - 47.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Coffee
Coffee contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Coffee
Coffee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.517g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Coffee
Coffee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Coffee
Coffee is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate Coffee Opinion
Calories 546 1 Chocolate
Protein 4.88 0.12 Chocolate
Fats 31.28 0.02 Chocolate
Vitamin C 0 Coffee
Carbs 61.17 0 Chocolate
Cholesterol 8 0 Coffee
Vitamin D 0 Coffee
Iron 8.02 0.01 Chocolate
Calcium 56 2 Chocolate
Potassium 559 49 Chocolate
Magnesium 146 3 Chocolate
Sugar 47.9 0 Coffee
Fiber 7 0 Chocolate
Copper 1.028 0.002 Chocolate
Zinc 2.01 0.02 Chocolate
Starch
Phosphorus 206 3 Chocolate
Sodium 24 2 Coffee
Vitamin A 50 0 Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.54 0.01 Chocolate
Vitamin D 0 Coffee
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.014 Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.076 Coffee
Vitamin B3 0.725 0.191 Chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.297 0.254 Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.042 0.001 Chocolate
Vitamin B12 0.23 0 Chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1 0.1 Chocolate
Folate 2 Coffee
Trans Fat 0.112 0 Coffee
Saturated Fat 18.519 0.002 Coffee
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54 0.015 Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092 0.001 Chocolate
Tryptophan 0 Coffee
Threonine 0.001 Coffee
Isoleucine 0.002 Coffee
Leucine 0.005 Coffee
Lysine 0.001 Coffee
Methionine 0 Coffee
Phenylalanine 0.003 Coffee
Valine 0.003 Coffee
Histidine 0.002 Coffee
Fructose 0 0

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. Coffee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171890/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.