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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
Contains more Iron +3241.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +17%
Contains more Potassium +95.5%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Zinc +171.6%
Contains more Copper +1613.3%
Contains more Calcium +255.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 301% 105% 89% 50% 4% 55% 343%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 60% 9% 9% 76% 26% 12% 21% 20%
Contains more Iron +3241.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +17%
Contains more Potassium +95.5%
Contains less Sodium -73.3%
Contains more Zinc +171.6%
Contains more Copper +1613.3%
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 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 2% 20% 0% 2% 16% 66% 14% 37% 13% 6% 70% 23%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate White chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 54.17g 59.04g White chocolate
Protein 4.88g 5.87g White chocolate
Fats 31.28g 32.09g White chocolate
Carbs 61.17g 59.24g Chocolate
Calories 546kcal 539kcal Chocolate
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Chocolate
Sugar 47.9g 59g Chocolate
Fiber 7g 0.2g Chocolate
Calcium 56mg 199mg White chocolate
Iron 8.02mg 0.24mg Chocolate
Magnesium 146mg 12mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 206mg 176mg Chocolate
Potassium 559mg 286mg Chocolate
Sodium 24mg 90mg Chocolate
Zinc 2.01mg 0.74mg Chocolate
Copper 1.028mg 0.06mg Chocolate
Vitamin A 50IU 30IU Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0.96mg White chocolate
Vitamin D IU 0IU White chocolate
Vitamin D µg 0µg White chocolate
Vitamin C mg 0.5mg White chocolate
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.063mg White chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.282mg White chocolate
Vitamin B3 0.725mg 0.745mg White chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.297mg 0.608mg White chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.056mg White chocolate
Folate µg 7µg White chocolate
Vitamin B12 0.23µg 0.56µg White chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1µg 9.1µg White chocolate
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 8mg 21mg Chocolate
Trans Fat 0.112g 0g White chocolate
Saturated Fat 18.519g 19.412g Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54g 9.097g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092g 1.013g Chocolate

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chocolate White chocolate
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
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 food.
Protein
29%
Chocolate
35%
White chocolate
Carbohydrates
61%
Chocolate
59%
White chocolate
Fats
144%
Chocolate
148%
White chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
White chocolate
White chocolate is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Sugar (difference - 11.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate
Chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 66mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 13mg)
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 - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals

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. 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.