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Chocolate vs Peanut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chocolate and Peanut different?

  • Chocolate is higher in Iron, however Peanut is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin E , Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Manganese and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Peanut is 71% higher.
  • Chocolate contains 3 times more Saturated Fat than Peanut. While Chocolate contains 18.519g of Saturated Fat, Peanut contains only 6.279g.

Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids and Peanuts, all types, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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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Peanut
Contains more Iron +75.1%
Contains more Calcium +64.3%
Contains more Potassium +26.1%
Contains more Magnesium +15.1%
Contains more Copper +11.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.5%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 301% 17% 50% 105% 343% 55% 89% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 172% 28% 63% 120% 382% 90% 162% 3%
Contains more Iron +75.1%
Contains more Calcium +64.3%
Contains more Potassium +26.1%
Contains more Magnesium +15.1%
Contains more Copper +11.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.5%
Contains less Sodium -25%

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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9
Peanut
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1442.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2460%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1564.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +494.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +728.6%
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% 167% 0% 160% 32% 227% 107% 81% 0% 0% 180%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1442.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2460%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1564.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +494.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +728.6%

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
79
Peanut
Mineral Summary Score
120
Chocolate
127
Peanut

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
155%
Peanut
Carbohydrates
61%
Chocolate
16%
Peanut
Fats
144%
Chocolate
227%
Peanut

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 Peanut
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chocolate Peanut
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?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Peanut
Peanut contains less Sugars (difference - 43.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peanut
Peanut contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.24g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peanut
Peanut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peanut
Peanut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $0.8)

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 Peanut Opinion
Calories 546 567 Peanut
Protein 4.88 25.8 Peanut
Fats 31.28 49.24 Peanut
Vitamin C 0 Peanut
Carbs 61.17 16.13 Chocolate
Cholesterol 8 0 Peanut
Vitamin D 0 Peanut
Iron 8.02 4.58 Chocolate
Calcium 56 92 Peanut
Potassium 559 705 Peanut
Magnesium 146 168 Peanut
Sugars 47.9 4.72 Peanut
Fiber 7 8.5 Peanut
Copper 1.028 1.144 Peanut
Zinc 2.01 3.27 Peanut
Starch
Phosphorus 206 376 Peanut
Sodium 24 18 Peanut
Vitamin A 50 0 Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.54 8.33 Peanut
Vitamin D 0 Peanut
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.64 Peanut
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.135 Peanut
Vitamin B3 0.725 12.066 Peanut
Vitamin B5 0.297 1.767 Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.042 0.348 Peanut
Vitamin B12 0.23 0 Chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1 0 Chocolate
Folate 240 Peanut
Trans Fat 0.112 0 Peanut
Saturated Fat 18.519 6.279 Peanut
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54 24.426 Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092 15.558 Peanut
Tryptophan 0.25 Peanut
Threonine 0.883 Peanut
Isoleucine 0.907 Peanut
Leucine 1.672 Peanut
Lysine 0.926 Peanut
Methionine 0.317 Peanut
Phenylalanine 1.377 Peanut
Valine 1.082 Peanut
Histidine 0.652 Peanut
Fructose 0 Chocolate

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. Peanut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172430/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.