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Chocolate vs Peanut butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chocolate and Peanut butter

  • Chocolate has more Iron, and Copper, however Peanut butter is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Manganese.
  • Chocolate covers your daily Iron needs 79% more than Peanut butter.
  • Peanut butter has 2 times less Copper than Chocolate. Chocolate has 1.028mg of Copper, while Peanut butter has 0.422mg.
  • Peanut butter contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids and Peanut butter, smooth style, without salt.

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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 +14.3%
Contains more Iron +360.9%
Contains more Copper +143.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.2%
Contains more Zinc +24.9%
Equal in Potassium - 558
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 301% 105% 89% 50% 4% 55% 343%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 66% 120% 144% 50% 3% 69% 141%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Iron +360.9%
Contains more Copper +143.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.2%
Contains more Zinc +24.9%
Equal in Potassium - 558

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 K +2600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1585.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +284%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1708.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +282.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +950%
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% 182% 0% 0% 38% 45% 246% 69% 102% 66% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +2600%
Contains more Vitamin E +1585.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +284%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1708.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +282.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +950%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate Peanut butter Opinion
Net carbs 54.17g 17.31g Chocolate
Protein 4.88g 22.21g Peanut butter
Fats 31.28g 51.36g Peanut butter
Carbs 61.17g 22.31g Chocolate
Calories 546kcal 598kcal Peanut butter
Starch g 3.56g Peanut butter
Fructose 0g 0.12g Peanut butter
Sugar 47.9g 10.49g Peanut butter
Fiber 7g 5g Chocolate
Calcium 56mg 49mg Chocolate
Iron 8.02mg 1.74mg Chocolate
Magnesium 146mg 168mg Peanut butter
Phosphorus 206mg 335mg Peanut butter
Potassium 559mg 558mg Chocolate
Sodium 24mg 17mg Peanut butter
Zinc 2.01mg 2.51mg Peanut butter
Copper 1.028mg 0.422mg Chocolate
Vitamin A 50IU 0IU Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.54mg 9.1mg Peanut butter
Vitamin D IU 0IU Peanut butter
Vitamin D µg 0µg Peanut butter
Vitamin C mg 0mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.15mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.192mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B3 0.725mg 13.112mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B5 0.297mg 1.137mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.441mg Peanut butter
Folate µg 87µg Peanut butter
Vitamin B12 0.23µg 0µg Chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1µg 0.3µg Chocolate
Tryptophan mg 0.231mg Peanut butter
Threonine mg 0.525mg Peanut butter
Isoleucine mg 0.616mg Peanut butter
Leucine mg 1.546mg Peanut butter
Lysine mg 0.681mg Peanut butter
Methionine mg 0.265mg Peanut butter
Phenylalanine mg 1.202mg Peanut butter
Valine mg 0.782mg Peanut butter
Histidine mg 0.557mg Peanut butter
Cholesterol 8mg 0mg Peanut butter
Trans Fat 0.112g 0.075g Peanut butter
Saturated Fat 18.519g 10.325g Peanut butter
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54g 25.941g Peanut butter
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092g 12.535g Peanut butter

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chocolate Peanut butter
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
62
Peanut butter
Mineral Summary Score
120
Chocolate
76
Peanut butter

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
133%
Peanut butter
Carbohydrates
61%
Chocolate
22%
Peanut butter
Fats
144%
Chocolate
237%
Peanut butter

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 37.41g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.194g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Peanut butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172470/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.