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Chocolate vs Macadamia - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chocolate and Macadamia

  • Chocolate has more Iron and Copper, while Macadamia has more Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B2.
  • Macadamia covers your daily need of Manganese 118% more than Chocolate.
  • Chocolate contains 2 times more Iron than Macadamia. While Chocolate contains 8.02mg of Iron, Macadamia contains only 3.69mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Macadamia is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids and Nuts, macadamia nuts, raw.

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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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Contains more Iron +117.3%
Contains more Potassium +51.9%
Contains more Magnesium +12.3%
Contains more Copper +36%
Contains more Zinc +54.6%
Contains more Calcium +51.8%
Contains less Sodium -79.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 188
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 301% 17% 50% 105% 343% 55% 89% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 139% 26% 33% 93% 252% 36% 81% 1%
Contains more Iron +117.3%
Contains more Potassium +51.9%
Contains more Magnesium +12.3%
Contains more Copper +36%
Contains more Zinc +54.6%
Contains more Calcium +51.8%
Contains less Sodium -79.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 188

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 B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4680%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +224%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +241.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +155.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +554.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.54
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 4% 0% 11% 0% 299% 38% 47% 46% 64% 0% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4680%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +224%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +241.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +155.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +554.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.54

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
10
Chocolate
43
Macadamia
Mineral Summary Score
120
Chocolate
82
Macadamia

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 the food
Protein
29%
Chocolate
47%
Macadamia
Carbohydrates
61%
Chocolate
14%
Macadamia
Fats
144%
Chocolate
350%
Macadamia

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chocolate Macadamia
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chocolate Macadamia
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?
Macadamia
Macadamia is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Macadamia
Macadamia contains less Sugars (difference - 43.33g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Macadamia
Macadamia contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Macadamia
Macadamia is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.458g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Macadamia
Macadamia is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Macadamia
Macadamia is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chocolate Macadamia Opinion
Calories 546 718 Macadamia
Protein 4.88 7.91 Macadamia
Fats 31.28 75.77 Macadamia
Vitamin C 1.2 Macadamia
Carbs 61.17 13.82 Chocolate
Cholesterol 8 0 Macadamia
Vitamin D 0 Macadamia
Iron 8.02 3.69 Chocolate
Calcium 56 85 Macadamia
Potassium 559 368 Chocolate
Magnesium 146 130 Chocolate
Sugars 47.9 4.57 Macadamia
Fiber 7 8.6 Macadamia
Copper 1.028 0.756 Chocolate
Zinc 2.01 1.3 Chocolate
Starch 1.05 Macadamia
Phosphorus 206 188 Chocolate
Sodium 24 5 Macadamia
Vitamin A 50 0 Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.54 0.54
Vitamin D 0 Macadamia
Vitamin B1 0.025 1.195 Macadamia
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.162 Macadamia
Vitamin B3 0.725 2.473 Macadamia
Vitamin B5 0.297 0.758 Macadamia
Vitamin B6 0.042 0.275 Macadamia
Vitamin B12 0.23 0 Chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1 Chocolate
Folate 11 Macadamia
Trans Fat 0.112 Macadamia
Saturated Fat 18.519 12.061 Macadamia
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54 58.877 Macadamia
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092 1.502 Macadamia
Tryptophan 0.067 Macadamia
Threonine 0.37 Macadamia
Isoleucine 0.314 Macadamia
Leucine 0.602 Macadamia
Lysine 0.018 Macadamia
Methionine 0.023 Macadamia
Phenylalanine 0.665 Macadamia
Valine 0.363 Macadamia
Histidine 0.195 Macadamia
Fructose 0 0.07 Macadamia

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 of 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. Macadamia - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170178/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.