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Honey vs. Chocolate — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Honey and Chocolate different?

  • Chocolate is higher than Honey in Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Zinc, Potassium, and Vitamin B12.
  • Chocolate covers your daily need of Copper 110% more than Honey.

Honey and Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids types were used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +833.3%
Contains more Iron +1809.5%
Contains more Magnesium +7200%
Contains more Phosphorus +5050%
Contains more Potassium +975%
Contains more Zinc +813.6%
Contains more Copper +2755.6%
Contains more Manganese +1673.8%
Contains more Selenium +275%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 16% 2% 2% 5% 1% 6% 12% 11% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 301% 105% 89% 50% 4% 55% 343% 186% 17%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +833.3%
Contains more Iron +1809.5%
Contains more Magnesium +7200%
Contains more Phosphorus +5050%
Contains more Potassium +975%
Contains more Zinc +813.6%
Contains more Copper +2755.6%
Contains more Manganese +1673.8%
Contains more Selenium +275%

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.
Honey
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +499.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +336.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 0% 0% 2% 0% 9% 3% 5% 6% 2% 0% 2% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 11% 0% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 0% 29% 0% 21%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +499.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +336.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +34.7%
Contains more Water +1662.9%
Contains more Protein +1526.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +750%
82% 17%
Protein: 0.3 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 82.4 g
Water: 17.1 g
Other: 0.2 g
5% 31% 61% 2%
Protein: 4.88 g
Fats: 31.28 g
Carbs: 61.17 g
Water: 0.97 g
Other: 1.7 g
Contains more Carbs +34.7%
Contains more Water +1662.9%
Contains more Protein +1526.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Other +750%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +5096.6%
Contains more Lactose +∞%
44% 50% 2% 4%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.89 g
Glucose: 35.75 g
Fructose: 40.94 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 1.44 g
Galactose: 3.1 g
97% 3%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 46.25 g
Glucose: 0 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 1.65 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +5096.6%
Contains more Lactose +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Honey Chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 82.2g 54.17g Honey
Protein 0.3g 4.88g Chocolate
Fats 0g 31.28g Chocolate
Carbs 82.4g 61.17g Honey
Calories 304kcal 546kcal Chocolate
Fructose 40.94g 0g Honey
Sugar 82.12g 47.9g Chocolate
Fiber 0.2g 7g Chocolate
Calcium 6mg 56mg Chocolate
Iron 0.42mg 8.02mg Chocolate
Magnesium 2mg 146mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 4mg 206mg Chocolate
Potassium 52mg 559mg Chocolate
Sodium 4mg 24mg Honey
Zinc 0.22mg 2.01mg Chocolate
Copper 0.036mg 1.028mg Chocolate
Manganese 0.08mg 1.419mg Chocolate
Selenium 0.8µg 3µg Chocolate
Vitamin A 0IU 50IU Chocolate
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Chocolate
Vitamin E 0mg 0.54mg Chocolate
Vitamin C 0.5mg Honey
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.025mg Chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.038mg 0.05mg Chocolate
Vitamin B3 0.121mg 0.725mg Chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.068mg 0.297mg Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.024mg 0.042mg Chocolate
Folate 2µg Honey
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.23µg Chocolate
Choline 2.2mg Honey
Vitamin K 0µg 8.1µg Chocolate
Tryptophan 0.004mg Honey
Threonine 0.004mg Honey
Isoleucine 0.008mg Honey
Leucine 0.01mg Honey
Lysine 0.008mg Honey
Methionine 0.001mg Honey
Phenylalanine 0.011mg Honey
Valine 0.009mg Honey
Histidine 0.001mg Honey
Cholesterol 0mg 8mg Honey
Trans Fat 0.112g Honey
Saturated Fat 0g 18.519g Honey
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.001g Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 9.54g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 1.092g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.001g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.947g Chocolate
Omega-3 - ALA 0.085g Chocolate

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Honey 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
2%
Honey
9%
Chocolate
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Honey
116%
Chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Honey
Honey contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Honey
Honey is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Honey
Honey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.519g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Sugar (difference - 34.22g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Honey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169640/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.