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Dulce de Leche vs. Hot chocolate — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Dulce de Leche and Hot chocolate

  • Dulce de Leche has more Vitamin B2, Calcium, Choline, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5, however, Hot chocolate is richer in Copper, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D.
  • Dulce de Leche covers your daily Vitamin B2 needs 17% more than Hot chocolate.
  • Hot chocolate has 6 times less Choline than Dulce de Leche. Dulce de Leche has 89.1mg of Choline, while Hot chocolate has 15.6mg.
  • Hot chocolate contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Dulce de Leche and Milk, chocolate beverage, hot cocoa, homemade.

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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 +120.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.8%
Contains more Potassium +77.7%
Contains more Zinc +25.4%
Contains more Iron +147.1%
Contains less Sodium -65.9%
Contains more Copper +2475%
Contains more Manganese +550%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Selenium - 2.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 76% 7% 16% 83% 31% 17% 22% 2% 1% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 35% 16% 17% 45% 18% 6% 18% 35% 2% 15%
Contains more Calcium +120.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +83.8%
Contains more Potassium +77.7%
Contains more Zinc +25.4%
Contains more Iron +147.1%
Contains less Sodium -65.9%
Contains more Copper +2475%
Contains more Manganese +550%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Selenium - 2.7

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 A +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.6%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Choline +471.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
Contains more Vitamin D +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +143.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 17% 4% 6% 9% 4% 94% 4% 51% 4% 9% 39% 49% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 11% 1% 34% 1% 10% 42% 3% 20% 10% 4% 62% 9% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.6%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Choline +471.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
Contains more Vitamin D +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +143.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +94.3%
Contains more Fats +214.1%
Contains more Carbs +415.4%
Contains more Other +84.2%
Contains more Water +187.2%
7% 7% 55% 29% 2%
Protein: 6.84 g
Fats: 7.35 g
Carbs: 55.35 g
Water: 28.71 g
Other: 1.75 g
4% 2% 11% 82%
Protein: 3.52 g
Fats: 2.34 g
Carbs: 10.74 g
Water: 82.45 g
Other: 0.95 g
Contains more Protein +94.3%
Contains more Fats +214.1%
Contains more Carbs +415.4%
Contains more Other +84.2%
Contains more Water +187.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +216.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +346.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.4%
64% 30% 5%
Saturated Fat: 4.534 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.143 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.375 g
65% 31% 4%
Saturated Fat: 1.431 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.677 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.084 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +216.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +346.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.4%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +735.4%
Contains more Glucose +16900%
Contains more Fructose +3100%
Contains more Galactose +10200%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Equal in Lactose - 4.63
84% 3% 10% 2%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 41.77 g
Glucose: 1.7 g
Fructose: 0.32 g
Lactose: 4.92 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 1.03 g
52% 48%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 5 g
Glucose: 0.01 g
Fructose: 0.01 g
Lactose: 4.63 g
Maltose: 0.01 g
Galactose: 0.01 g
Contains more Sucrose +735.4%
Contains more Glucose +16900%
Contains more Fructose +3100%
Contains more Galactose +10200%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Equal in Lactose - 4.63

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dulce de Leche Hot chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 55.35g 9.74g Dulce de Leche
Protein 6.84g 3.52g Dulce de Leche
Fats 7.35g 2.34g Dulce de Leche
Carbs 55.35g 10.74g Dulce de Leche
Calories 315kcal 77kcal Dulce de Leche
Fructose 0.32g 0.01g Dulce de Leche
Sugar 49.74g 9.66g Hot chocolate
Fiber 0g 1g Hot chocolate
Calcium 251mg 114mg Dulce de Leche
Iron 0.17mg 0.42mg Hot chocolate
Magnesium 22mg 23mg Hot chocolate
Phosphorus 193mg 105mg Dulce de Leche
Potassium 350mg 197mg Dulce de Leche
Sodium 129mg 44mg Hot chocolate
Zinc 0.79mg 0.63mg Dulce de Leche
Copper 0.004mg 0.103mg Hot chocolate
Manganese 0.002mg 0.013mg Hot chocolate
Selenium 2.7µg 2.7µg
Vitamin A 267IU 176IU Dulce de Leche
Vitamin A RAE 74µg 51µg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.03mg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin D 6IU 45IU Hot chocolate
Vitamin D 0.2µg 1.1µg Hot chocolate
Vitamin C 2.6mg 0.2mg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin B1 0.016mg 0.039mg Hot chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.405mg 0.182mg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin B3 0.21mg 0.133mg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin B5 0.835mg 0.328mg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin B6 0.016mg 0.04mg Hot chocolate
Folate 11µg 5µg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin B12 0.31µg 0.49µg Hot chocolate
Choline 89.1mg 15.6mg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin K 1.3µg 0.2µg Dulce de Leche
Tryptophan 0.037mg Hot chocolate
Threonine 0.095mg Hot chocolate
Isoleucine 0.169mg Hot chocolate
Leucine 0.305mg Hot chocolate
Lysine 0.215mg Hot chocolate
Methionine 0.076mg Hot chocolate
Phenylalanine 0.15mg Hot chocolate
Valine 0.201mg Hot chocolate
Histidine 0.067mg Hot chocolate
Cholesterol 29mg 8mg Hot chocolate
Trans Fat 0.364g 0.078g Hot chocolate
Saturated Fat 4.534g 1.431g Hot chocolate
Omega-3 - EPA 0.004g 0g Dulce de Leche
Omega-3 - DPA 0.009g 0g Dulce de Leche
Monounsaturated Fat 2.143g 0.677g Dulce de Leche
Polyunsaturated fat 0.375g 0.084g Dulce de Leche
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.001g Dulce de Leche
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.131g Dulce de Leche
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.002g Dulce de Leche
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Dulce de Leche
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Dulce de Leche
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.005g Dulce de Leche

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Dulce de Leche Hot chocolate
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
22%
Dulce de Leche
16%
Hot chocolate
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
27%
Dulce de Leche
20%
Hot chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Hot chocolate
Hot chocolate is lower in Sugar (difference - 40.08g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Hot chocolate
Hot chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 85mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Hot chocolate
Hot chocolate is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Hot chocolate
Hot chocolate is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.103g)
Which food is cheaper?
Hot chocolate
Hot chocolate is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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

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. Dulce de Leche - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173461/nutrients
  2. Hot chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171277/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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