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Chocolate vs Milk - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chocolate and Milk

  • Chocolate has more Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Potassium, however Milk has more Fiber, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Chocolate is 113% higher.
  • Milk has 473 times less Manganese than Chocolate. Chocolate has 1.419mg of Manganese, while Milk has 0.003mg.
  • Milk is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids and Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D.

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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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Milk
Contains more Iron +26633.3%
Contains more Potassium +272.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1227.3%
Contains more Copper +10180%
Contains more Zinc +378.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.8%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%
Contains more Calcium +123.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 301% 17% 50% 105% 343% 55% 89% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2% 38% 14% 8% 4% 12% 41% 6%
Contains more Iron +26633.3%
Contains more Potassium +272.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1227.3%
Contains more Copper +10180%
Contains more Zinc +378.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.8%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%
Contains more Calcium +123.2%

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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7
Milk
Contains more Vitamin E +5300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +679.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +8000%
Contains more Vitamin A +292%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +270%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +104.3%
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% 12% 1% 36% 5% 43% 2% 22% 9% 59% 1% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +5300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +679.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +8000%
Contains more Vitamin A +292%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +270%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +104.3%

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
16
Milk
Mineral Summary Score
120
Chocolate
15
Milk

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
20%
Milk
Carbohydrates
61%
Chocolate
5%
Milk
Fats
144%
Chocolate
4%
Milk

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

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Chocolate Milk
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?
Milk
Milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Milk
Milk is lower in Sugar (difference - 42.7g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milk
Milk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 17.886g)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate
Chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate Milk Opinion
Calories 546 42 Chocolate
Protein 4.88 3.37 Chocolate
Fats 31.28 0.97 Chocolate
Vitamin C 0 Milk
Carbs 61.17 4.99 Chocolate
Cholesterol 8 5 Milk
Vitamin D 48 Milk
Iron 8.02 0.03 Chocolate
Calcium 56 125 Milk
Potassium 559 150 Chocolate
Magnesium 146 11 Chocolate
Sugar 47.9 5.2 Milk
Fiber 7 0 Chocolate
Copper 1.028 0.01 Chocolate
Zinc 2.01 0.42 Chocolate
Starch
Phosphorus 206 95 Chocolate
Sodium 24 44 Chocolate
Vitamin A 50 196 Milk
Vitamin E 0.54 0.01 Chocolate
Vitamin D 1.2 Milk
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.02 Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.185 Milk
Vitamin B3 0.725 0.093 Chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.297 0.361 Milk
Vitamin B6 0.042 0.037 Chocolate
Vitamin B12 0.23 0.47 Milk
Vitamin K 8.1 0.1 Chocolate
Folate 5 Milk
Trans Fat 0.112 Milk
Saturated Fat 18.519 0.633 Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54 0.277 Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092 0.035 Chocolate
Tryptophan 0.043 Milk
Threonine 0.143 Milk
Isoleucine 0.174 Milk
Leucine 0.319 Milk
Lysine 0.282 Milk
Methionine 0.088 Milk
Phenylalanine 0.174 Milk
Valine 0.22 Milk
Histidine 0.101 Milk
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. Milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170872/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.