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Chocolate vs. Macaroon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chocolate and Macaroon

  • Macaroon contains less Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Vitamin B12, and Fiber than Chocolate.
  • Chocolate's daily need coverage for Iron is 90% higher.
  • 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" charts 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%
Contains more Selenium +126.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 301% 105% 89% 50% 4% 55% 343% 186% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 31% 21% 30% 11% 32% 20% 90% 0% 38%
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%
Contains more Selenium +126.7%

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 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 Choline Vitamin K 3% 11% 0% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 0% 29% 0% 21%
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% 4% 0% 0% 5% 14% 5% 0% 23% 3% 0% 5% 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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +61.6%
Contains more Fats +38.7%
Contains more Water +1085.6%
Equal in Carbs - 61.22
Equal in Other - 1.71
5% 31% 61% 2%
Protein: 4.88 g
Fats: 31.28 g
Carbs: 61.17 g
Water: 0.97 g
Other: 1.7 g
3% 23% 61% 12% 2%
Protein: 3.02 g
Fats: 22.55 g
Carbs: 61.22 g
Water: 11.5 g
Other: 1.71 g
Contains more Protein +61.6%
Contains more Fats +38.7%
Contains more Water +1085.6%
Equal in Carbs - 61.22
Equal in Other - 1.71

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +492.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +34.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 20.099
64% 33% 4%
Saturated Fat: 18.519 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.54 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.092 g
89% 7% 4%
Saturated Fat: 20.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.81 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +492.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +34.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 20.099

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
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
Manganese 1.419mg Chocolate
Selenium 3µg 6.8µg Macaroon
Vitamin A 50IU 0IU Chocolate
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 0µg Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0.19mg Chocolate
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 Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.096mg Macaroon
Folate 3µg Macaroon
Vitamin B12 0.23µg 0µg Chocolate
Choline 9.1mg Macaroon
Vitamin K 8.1µg 1.1µg Chocolate
Cholesterol 8mg 0mg Macaroon
Trans Fat 0.112g Macaroon
Saturated Fat 18.519g 20.099g Chocolate
Omega-3 - EPA 0.001g 0g Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54g 1.61g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092g 0.81g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.001g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.947g Chocolate
Omega-3 - ALA 0.085g 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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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
9%
Chocolate
5%
Macaroon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
116%
Chocolate
27%
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

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 - 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.