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

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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 5% 14% 5% 0% 23% 3% 0% 3%
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%
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%

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.
Macaroon Chocolate
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Macaroon Chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 56.12g 54.17g Macaroon
Protein 3.02g 4.88g Chocolate
Fats 22.55g 31.28g Chocolate
Carbs 61.22g 61.17g Macaroon
Calories 460kcal 546kcal Chocolate
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Chocolate
Sugar 45.16g 47.9g Macaroon
Fiber 5.1g 7g Chocolate
Calcium 5mg 56mg Chocolate
Iron 0.82mg 8.02mg Chocolate
Magnesium 29mg 146mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 68mg 206mg Chocolate
Potassium 123mg 559mg Chocolate
Sodium 241mg 24mg Chocolate
Zinc 0.73mg 2.01mg Chocolate
Copper 0.269mg 1.028mg Chocolate
Vitamin A 0IU 50IU Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.54mg Chocolate
Vitamin D 0IU IU Macaroon
Vitamin D 0µg µg Macaroon
Vitamin C 0mg mg Macaroon
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.025mg Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.05mg Macaroon
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 0.725mg Chocolate
Vitamin B5 mg 0.297mg Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.096mg 0.042mg Macaroon
Folate 3µg µg Macaroon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.23µg Chocolate
Vitamin K 1.1µg 8.1µg 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 0mg 8mg Macaroon
Trans Fat g 0.112g Macaroon
Saturated Fat 20.099g 18.519g Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 1.61g 9.54g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81g 1.092g Chocolate

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Macaroon 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
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 food.
Protein
18%
Macaroon
29%
Chocolate
Carbohydrates
61%
Macaroon
61%
Chocolate
Fats
104%
Macaroon
144%
Chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.74g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
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 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.

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. 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.