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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" 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 +4912.5%
Contains more Potassium +1333.3%
Contains more Magnesium +2333.3%
Contains more Copper +14585.7%
Contains more Zinc +4925%
Contains more Phosphorus +2475%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Calcium +1469.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 301% 17% 50% 105% 343% 55% 89% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 264% 4% 5% 3% 2% 4% 75%
Contains more Iron +4912.5%
Contains more Potassium +1333.3%
Contains more Magnesium +2333.3%
Contains more Copper +14585.7%
Contains more Zinc +4925%
Contains more Phosphorus +2475%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
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" 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 B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +271.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +180%
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% 0% 0% 4% 4% 0% 5% 4% 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%

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
1
Sugar substitute
Mineral Summary Score
120
Chocolate
45
Sugar substitute

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
12%
Sugar substitute
Carbohydrates
61%
Chocolate
85%
Sugar substitute
Fats
144%
Chocolate
0%
Sugar substitute

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 Sugar substitute
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 ok

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Chocolate Sugar substitute
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?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Sugar (difference - 43.87g)
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate Sugar substitute Opinion
Calories 546 347 Chocolate
Protein 4.88 2.06 Chocolate
Fats 31.28 0 Chocolate
Vitamin C
Carbs 61.17 84.77 Sugar substitute
Cholesterol 8 Sugar substitute
Vitamin D
Iron 8.02 0.16 Chocolate
Calcium 56 879 Sugar substitute
Potassium 559 39 Chocolate
Magnesium 146 6 Chocolate
Sugar 47.9 4.03 Sugar substitute
Fiber 7 0.6 Chocolate
Copper 1.028 0.007 Chocolate
Zinc 2.01 0.04 Chocolate
Starch 3.52 Sugar substitute
Phosphorus 206 8 Chocolate
Sodium 24 572 Chocolate
Vitamin A 50 Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.54 Chocolate
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.015 Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.015 Chocolate
Vitamin B3 0.725 Chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.297 0.08 Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.042 0.015 Chocolate
Vitamin B12 0.23 Chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1 Chocolate
Folate
Trans Fat 0.112 Sugar substitute
Saturated Fat 18.519 Sugar substitute
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54 Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092 Chocolate
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
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. 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.