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Chocolate vs Macaroon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chocolate and Macaroon

  • Chocolate has more Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, and Fiber, while Macaroon has more Vitamin B12.
  • Chocolate's daily need coverage for Iron is 90% higher.
  • Macaroon contains 5 times less Magnesium than Chocolate. Chocolate contains 146mg of Magnesium, while Macaroon contains 29mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Chocolate is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids and Cookies, coconut macaroon.

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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 +1020%
Contains more Iron +878%
Contains more Magnesium +403.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +202.9%
Contains more Potassium +354.5%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Zinc +175.3%
Contains more Copper +282.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 301% 105% 89% 50% 4% 55% 343%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 31% 21% 30% 11% 32% 20% 90%
Contains more Calcium +1020%
Contains more Iron +878%
Contains more Magnesium +403.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +202.9%
Contains more Potassium +354.5%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Zinc +175.3%
Contains more Copper +282.2%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +184.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +636.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +128.6%
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 0% 4% 0% 0% 5% 14% 5% 0% 23% 3% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +184.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +636.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +128.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate Macaroon Opinion
Net carbs 54.17g 56.12g Macaroon
Protein 4.88g 3.02g Chocolate
Fats 31.28g 22.55g Chocolate
Carbs 61.17g 61.22g Macaroon
Calories 546kcal 460kcal Chocolate
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Chocolate
Sugar 47.9g 45.16g Macaroon
Fiber 7g 5.1g Chocolate
Calcium 56mg 5mg Chocolate
Iron 8.02mg 0.82mg Chocolate
Magnesium 146mg 29mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 206mg 68mg Chocolate
Potassium 559mg 123mg Chocolate
Sodium 24mg 241mg Chocolate
Zinc 2.01mg 0.73mg Chocolate
Copper 1.028mg 0.269mg Chocolate
Vitamin A 50IU 0IU Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0.19mg Chocolate
Vitamin D IU 0IU Macaroon
Vitamin D µg 0µg Macaroon
Vitamin C mg 0mg Macaroon
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.02mg Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.06mg Macaroon
Vitamin B3 0.725mg 0.22mg Chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.297mg mg Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.096mg Macaroon
Folate µg 3µg Macaroon
Vitamin B12 0.23µg 0µg Chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1µg 1.1µg Chocolate
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 8mg 0mg Macaroon
Trans Fat 0.112g g Macaroon
Saturated Fat 18.519g 20.099g Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54g 1.61g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092g 0.81g Chocolate

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chocolate Macaroon
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
4
Macaroon
Mineral Summary Score
120
Chocolate
29
Macaroon

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
18%
Macaroon
Carbohydrates
61%
Chocolate
61%
Macaroon
Fats
144%
Chocolate
104%
Macaroon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.74g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Macaroon
Macaroon is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate
Chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 217mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.58g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals
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. Macaroon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171847/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.