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Cocoa bean vs. Macaroon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cocoa bean and Macaroon

  • Cocoa bean is higher than Macaroon in Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3.
  • Cocoa bean covers your daily Copper needs 371% more than Macaroon.
  • Cocoa bean contains 20 times more Potassium than Macaroon. While Cocoa bean contains 2509mg of Potassium, Macaroon contains only 123mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Cocoa bean is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened, processed with alkali and Cookies, coconut macaroon.

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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 Calcium +2120%
Contains more Iron +1792.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1541.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +970.6%
Contains more Potassium +1939.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Contains more Zinc +772.6%
Contains more Copper +1240.9%
Contains more Selenium +94.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 33% 582% 340% 312% 221% 2.5% 174% 1202% 487% 72%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1.5% 31% 21% 29% 11% 31% 20% 90% 0% 37%
Contains more Calcium +2120%
Contains more Iron +1792.7%
Contains more Magnesium +1541.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +970.6%
Contains more Potassium +1939.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Contains more Zinc +772.6%
Contains more Copper +1240.9%
Contains more Selenium +94.1%

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 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +666.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +990.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.9%
Contains more Folate +966.7%
Contains more Choline +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +90%
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% 2% 0% 0% 28% 106% 45% 15% 27% 24% 0% 6.2% 6%
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% 3.8% 0% 0% 5% 14% 4.1% 0% 22% 2.3% 0% 5% 2.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +666.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +990.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.9%
Contains more Folate +966.7%
Contains more Choline +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +90%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +499.3%
Contains more Other +356.1%
Contains more Fats +72.1%
Contains more Water +325.9%
Equal in Carbs - 61.22
18% 13% 58% 3% 8%
Protein: 18.1 g
Fats: 13.1 g
Carbs: 58.3 g
Water: 2.7 g
Other: 7.8 g
3% 23% 61% 12% 2%
Protein: 3.02 g
Fats: 22.55 g
Carbs: 61.22 g
Water: 11.5 g
Other: 1.71 g
Contains more Protein +499.3%
Contains more Other +356.1%
Contains more Fats +72.1%
Contains more Water +325.9%
Equal in Carbs - 61.22

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -61.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +172.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +92.9%
62% 35% 3%
Saturated Fat: 7.76 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.39 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.42 g
89% 7% 4%
Saturated Fat: 20.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.81 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -61.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +172.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +92.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cocoa bean Macaroon
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cocoa bean Macaroon Opinion
Net carbs 28.5g 56.12g Macaroon
Protein 18.1g 3.02g Cocoa bean
Fats 13.1g 22.55g Macaroon
Carbs 58.3g 61.22g Macaroon
Calories 220kcal 460kcal Macaroon
Sugar 1.76g 45.16g Cocoa bean
Fiber 29.8g 5.1g Cocoa bean
Calcium 111mg 5mg Cocoa bean
Iron 15.52mg 0.82mg Cocoa bean
Magnesium 476mg 29mg Cocoa bean
Phosphorus 728mg 68mg Cocoa bean
Potassium 2509mg 123mg Cocoa bean
Sodium 19mg 241mg Cocoa bean
Zinc 6.37mg 0.73mg Cocoa bean
Copper 3.607mg 0.269mg Cocoa bean
Manganese 3.737mg Cocoa bean
Selenium 13.2µg 6.8µg Cocoa bean
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.19mg Macaroon
Vitamin B1 0.11mg 0.02mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin B2 0.46mg 0.06mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin B3 2.4mg 0.22mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin B5 0.254mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin B6 0.118mg 0.096mg Cocoa bean
Folate 32µg 3µg Cocoa bean
Choline 11.4mg 9.1mg Cocoa bean
Vitamin K 2.4µg 1.1µg Cocoa bean
Tryptophan 0.271mg Cocoa bean
Threonine 0.716mg Cocoa bean
Isoleucine 0.701mg Cocoa bean
Leucine 1.097mg Cocoa bean
Lysine 0.907mg Cocoa bean
Methionine 0.187mg Cocoa bean
Phenylalanine 0.869mg Cocoa bean
Valine 1.086mg Cocoa bean
Histidine 0.312mg Cocoa bean
Saturated Fat 7.76g 20.099g Cocoa bean
Monounsaturated Fat 4.39g 1.61g Cocoa bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.42g 0.81g Macaroon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cocoa bean Macaroon
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
20%
Cocoa bean
5%
Macaroon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
343%
Cocoa bean
27%
Macaroon

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Macaroon
Macaroon is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 43.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean contains less Sodium (difference - 222mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.339g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cocoa bean
Cocoa bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cocoa bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169594/nutrients
  2. Macaroon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171847/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.