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Cocoa solids vs Chocolate - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cocoa solids and Chocolate?

  • Cocoa solids are richer than Chocolate in Copper, Fiber, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, Potassium, and Selenium.
  • Cocoa solids' daily need coverage for Copper is 307% more.
  • Cocoa solids have 5 times more Fiber than Chocolate. While Cocoa solids have 37g of Fiber, Chocolate has only 7g.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Cocoa solids are lower.

We used Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened and Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids types 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 +72.8%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Potassium +172.6%
Contains more Magnesium +241.8%
Contains more Copper +268.5%
Contains more Zinc +238.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +256.3%
Contains less Sodium -12.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 520% 39% 135% 357% 1263% 186% 315% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 301% 17% 50% 105% 343% 55% 89% 4%
Contains more Iron +72.8%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Potassium +172.6%
Contains more Magnesium +241.8%
Contains more Copper +268.5%
Contains more Zinc +238.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +256.3%
Contains less Sodium -12.5%

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 +212%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +382%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +201.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +440%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +224%
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% 2% 0% 20% 56% 41% 16% 28% 0% 7% 24%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +212%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +382%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +201.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +440%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +224%

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
16
Cocoa solids
10
Chocolate
Mineral Summary Score
352
Cocoa solids
120
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
118%
Cocoa solids
29%
Chocolate
Carbohydrates
58%
Cocoa solids
61%
Chocolate
Fats
63%
Cocoa solids
144%
Chocolate

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.
Cocoa solids Chocolate
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Cocoa solids 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 lower in Cholesterol?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is lower in Sugar (difference - 46.15g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.449g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cocoa solids Chocolate Opinion
Calories 228 546 Chocolate
Protein 19.6 4.88 Cocoa solids
Fats 13.7 31.28 Chocolate
Vitamin C 0 Cocoa solids
Carbs 57.9 61.17 Chocolate
Cholesterol 0 8 Cocoa solids
Vitamin D 0 Cocoa solids
Iron 13.86 8.02 Cocoa solids
Calcium 128 56 Cocoa solids
Potassium 1524 559 Cocoa solids
Magnesium 499 146 Cocoa solids
Sugar 1.75 47.9 Cocoa solids
Fiber 37 7 Cocoa solids
Copper 3.788 1.028 Cocoa solids
Zinc 6.81 2.01 Cocoa solids
Starch
Phosphorus 734 206 Cocoa solids
Sodium 21 24 Cocoa solids
Vitamin A 0 50 Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.1 0.54 Chocolate
Vitamin D 0 Cocoa solids
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.025 Cocoa solids
Vitamin B2 0.241 0.05 Cocoa solids
Vitamin B3 2.185 0.725 Cocoa solids
Vitamin B5 0.254 0.297 Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.118 0.042 Cocoa solids
Vitamin B12 0 0.23 Chocolate
Vitamin K 2.5 8.1 Chocolate
Folate 32 Cocoa solids
Trans Fat 0.112 Cocoa solids
Saturated Fat 8.07 18.519 Cocoa solids
Monounsaturated Fat 4.57 9.54 Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 0.44 1.092 Chocolate
Tryptophan 0.293 Cocoa solids
Threonine 0.776 Cocoa solids
Isoleucine 0.76 Cocoa solids
Leucine 1.189 Cocoa solids
Lysine 0.983 Cocoa solids
Methionine 0.202 Cocoa solids
Phenylalanine 0.941 Cocoa solids
Valine 1.177 Cocoa solids
Histidine 0.339 Cocoa solids
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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cocoa solids - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169593/nutrients
  2. Chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/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.