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Macaroon vs Chocolate - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Macaroon and Chocolate

  • Macaroon contains less Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Vitamin B12 and Fiber than Chocolate.
  • Chocolate's daily need coverage for Iron is 90% higher.
  • Chocolate contains 10 times less Sodium than Macaroon. Macaroon contains 241mg of Sodium, while Chocolate contains 24mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Cookies, coconut macaroon and Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids.

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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 +878%
Contains more Calcium +1020%
Contains more Potassium +354.5%
Contains more Magnesium +403.4%
Contains more Copper +282.2%
Contains more Zinc +175.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +202.9%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 2% 11% 21% 90% 20% 30% 32%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 301% 17% 50% 105% 343% 55% 89% 4%
Contains more Iron +878%
Contains more Calcium +1020%
Contains more Potassium +354.5%
Contains more Magnesium +403.4%
Contains more Copper +282.2%
Contains more Zinc +175.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +202.9%
Contains less Sodium -90%

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 B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +184.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +636.4%
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% 4% 0% 5% 14% 5% 0% 23% 0% 3% 3%
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 B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +184.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +636.4%

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
4
Macaroon
10
Chocolate
Mineral Summary Score
29
Macaroon
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 the food
Protein
18%
Macaroon
29%
Chocolate
Carbohydrates
61%
Macaroon
61%
Chocolate
Fats
104%
Macaroon
144%
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.
Macaroon Chocolate
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Macaroon 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?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Macaroon
Macaroon contains less Sugars (difference - 2.74g)
Which food is cheaper?
Macaroon
Macaroon is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate
Chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 217mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.58g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Macaroon Chocolate Opinion
Calories 460 546 Chocolate
Protein 3.02 4.88 Chocolate
Fats 22.55 31.28 Chocolate
Vitamin C 0 Macaroon
Carbs 61.22 61.17 Macaroon
Cholesterol 0 8 Macaroon
Vitamin D 0 Macaroon
Iron 0.82 8.02 Chocolate
Calcium 5 56 Chocolate
Potassium 123 559 Chocolate
Magnesium 29 146 Chocolate
Sugars 45.16 47.9 Macaroon
Fiber 5.1 7 Chocolate
Copper 0.269 1.028 Chocolate
Zinc 0.73 2.01 Chocolate
Starch
Phosphorus 68 206 Chocolate
Sodium 241 24 Chocolate
Vitamin A 0 50 Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.19 0.54 Chocolate
Vitamin D 0 Macaroon
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.025 Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.05 Macaroon
Vitamin B3 0.22 0.725 Chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.297 Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.096 0.042 Macaroon
Vitamin B12 0 0.23 Chocolate
Vitamin K 1.1 8.1 Chocolate
Folate 3 Macaroon
Trans Fat 0.112 Macaroon
Saturated Fat 20.099 18.519 Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 1.61 9.54 Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81 1.092 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. Macaroon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171847/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.