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Chocolate vs. Sugar substitute — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chocolate and Sugar substitute

  • Chocolate has more Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Zinc, and Potassium, while Sugar substitute has more Calcium.
  • Chocolate's daily need coverage for Copper is 113% higher.
  • Sugar substitute contains 65 times less Manganese than Chocolate. Chocolate contains 1.419mg of Manganese, while Sugar substitute contains 0.022mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Chocolate is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids and Sweeteners, sugar substitute, granulated, brown.

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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 Iron +4912.5%
Contains more Magnesium +2333.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +2475%
Contains more Potassium +1333.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Zinc +4925%
Contains more Copper +14585.7%
Contains more Manganese +6350%
Contains more Calcium +1469.6%
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 264% 6% 5% 4% 4% 75% 2% 3% 3% 0%
Contains more Iron +4912.5%
Contains more Magnesium +2333.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +2475%
Contains more Potassium +1333.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Zinc +4925%
Contains more Copper +14585.7%
Contains more Manganese +6350%
Contains more Calcium +1469.6%

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 B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +271.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +180%
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% 0% 0% 0% 4% 4% 0% 5% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +271.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +180%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +136.9%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +38.6%
Contains more Water +842.3%
Contains more Other +137.1%
5% 31% 61% 2%
Protein: 4.88 g
Fats: 31.28 g
Carbs: 61.17 g
Water: 0.97 g
Other: 1.7 g
2% 85% 9% 4%
Protein: 2.06 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 84.77 g
Water: 9.14 g
Other: 4.03 g
Contains more Protein +136.9%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +38.6%
Contains more Water +842.3%
Contains more Other +137.1%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Lactose +∞%
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
97% 3%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 46.25 g
Glucose: 0 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 1.65 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
47% 14% 39%
Starch: 3.52 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 1.09 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 2.94 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Lactose +∞%
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chocolate Sugar substitute
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate Sugar substitute Opinion
Net carbs 54.17g 84.17g Sugar substitute
Protein 4.88g 2.06g Chocolate
Fats 31.28g 0g Chocolate
Carbs 61.17g 84.77g Sugar substitute
Calories 546kcal 347kcal Chocolate
Starch 3.52g Sugar substitute
Sugar 47.9g 4.03g Sugar substitute
Fiber 7g 0.6g Chocolate
Calcium 56mg 879mg Sugar substitute
Iron 8.02mg 0.16mg Chocolate
Magnesium 146mg 6mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 206mg 8mg Chocolate
Potassium 559mg 39mg Chocolate
Sodium 24mg 572mg Chocolate
Zinc 2.01mg 0.04mg Chocolate
Copper 1.028mg 0.007mg Chocolate
Manganese 1.419mg 0.022mg Chocolate
Selenium 3µg Chocolate
Vitamin A 50IU Chocolate
Vitamin A RAE 2µg Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.54mg Chocolate
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.015mg Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.015mg Chocolate
Vitamin B3 0.725mg Chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.297mg 0.08mg Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.015mg Chocolate
Vitamin B12 0.23µg Chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1µg Chocolate
Cholesterol 8mg Sugar substitute
Trans Fat 0.112g Sugar substitute
Saturated Fat 18.519g Sugar substitute
Omega-3 - EPA 0.001g Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.001g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.947g Chocolate
Omega-3 - ALA 0.085g Chocolate

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Chocolate Sugar substitute
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
1%
Sugar substitute
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
116%
Chocolate
36%
Sugar substitute

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Sugar (difference - 43.87g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.519g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate
Chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 548mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Sugar substitute - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170675/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.