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Chocolate vs White chocolate - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chocolate and White chocolate different?

  • Chocolate is higher in Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Fiber, Zinc and Potassium, however White chocolate is richer in Vitamin B2, Calcium and Vitamin B12.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Chocolate is 108% higher.
  • Chocolate contains 177 times more Manganese than White chocolate. While Chocolate contains 1.419mg of Manganese, White chocolate contains only 0.008mg.

Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids and Candies, white chocolate 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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Contains more Iron +3241.7%
Contains more Potassium +95.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1116.7%
Contains more Copper +1613.3%
Contains more Zinc +171.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +17%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Calcium +255.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 301% 17% 50% 105% 343% 55% 89% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 60% 26% 9% 20% 21% 76% 12%
Contains more Iron +3241.7%
Contains more Potassium +95.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1116.7%
Contains more Copper +1613.3%
Contains more Zinc +171.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +17%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Calcium +255.4%

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 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +152%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +464%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +12.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.745
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 2% 2% 20% 0% 16% 66% 14% 37% 13% 70% 23% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +152%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +464%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +12.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.745

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
22
White chocolate
Mineral Summary Score
120
Chocolate
29
White chocolate

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
35%
White chocolate
Carbohydrates
61%
Chocolate
59%
White chocolate
Fats
144%
Chocolate
148%
White chocolate

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chocolate White chocolate
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 richer in vitamins?
White chocolate
White chocolate is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 13mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chocolate
Chocolate contains less Sugars (difference - 11.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate
Chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 66mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.893g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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 White chocolate Opinion
Calories 546 539 Chocolate
Protein 4.88 5.87 White chocolate
Fats 31.28 32.09 White chocolate
Vitamin C 0.5 White chocolate
Carbs 61.17 59.24 Chocolate
Cholesterol 8 21 Chocolate
Vitamin D 0 White chocolate
Iron 8.02 0.24 Chocolate
Calcium 56 199 White chocolate
Potassium 559 286 Chocolate
Magnesium 146 12 Chocolate
Sugars 47.9 59 Chocolate
Fiber 7 0.2 Chocolate
Copper 1.028 0.06 Chocolate
Zinc 2.01 0.74 Chocolate
Starch
Phosphorus 206 176 Chocolate
Sodium 24 90 Chocolate
Vitamin A 50 30 Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.54 0.96 White chocolate
Vitamin D 0 White chocolate
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.063 White chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.05 0.282 White chocolate
Vitamin B3 0.725 0.745 White chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.297 0.608 White chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.042 0.056 White chocolate
Vitamin B12 0.23 0.56 White chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1 9.1 White chocolate
Folate 7 White chocolate
Trans Fat 0.112 0 White chocolate
Saturated Fat 18.519 19.412 Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54 9.097 Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092 1.013 Chocolate
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
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. White chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167571/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.