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Hot chocolate vs Coffee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Hot chocolate and Coffee

  • Hot chocolate is richer in Phosphorus, Copper, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Zinc, and Iron, yet Coffee is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, and Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Hot chocolate is 20% higher.
  • Hot chocolate contains 716 times more Saturated Fat than Coffee. Hot chocolate contains 1.431g of Saturated Fat, while Coffee contains 0.002g.

Food types used in this article are Milk, chocolate beverage, hot cocoa, homemade and Beverages, coffee, brewed, prepared with tap water.

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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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Coffee
Contains more Iron +4100%
Contains more Calcium +5600%
Contains more Potassium +302%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Copper +5050%
Contains more Zinc +3050%
Contains more Phosphorus +3400%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 35% 18% 17% 35% 18% 45% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 1% 5% 3% 1% 1% 2% 1%
Contains more Iron +4100%
Contains more Calcium +5600%
Contains more Potassium +302%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Copper +5050%
Contains more Zinc +3050%
Contains more Phosphorus +3400%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%

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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Coffee
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +178.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 11% 1% 34% 10% 42% 3% 20% 10% 62% 1% 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% 1% 0% 4% 18% 4% 16% 1% 0% 1% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +178.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.6%

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
Hot chocolate
4
Coffee
Mineral Summary Score
23
Hot chocolate
1
Coffee

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
21%
Hot chocolate
1%
Coffee
Carbohydrates
11%
Hot chocolate
0%
Coffee
Fats
11%
Hot chocolate
0%
Coffee

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.
Hot chocolate Coffee
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok

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Hot chocolate Coffee
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 richer in minerals?
Hot chocolate
Hot chocolate is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Hot chocolate
Hot chocolate is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Hot chocolate
Hot chocolate is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Coffee
Coffee is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Coffee
Coffee is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.66g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Coffee
Coffee contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Coffee
Coffee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.429g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Coffee
Coffee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Hot chocolate Coffee Opinion
Calories 77 1 Hot chocolate
Protein 3.52 0.12 Hot chocolate
Fats 2.34 0.02 Hot chocolate
Vitamin C 0.2 0 Hot chocolate
Carbs 10.74 0 Hot chocolate
Cholesterol 8 0 Coffee
Vitamin D 45 0 Hot chocolate
Iron 0.42 0.01 Hot chocolate
Calcium 114 2 Hot chocolate
Potassium 197 49 Hot chocolate
Magnesium 23 3 Hot chocolate
Sugar 9.66 0 Coffee
Fiber 1 0 Hot chocolate
Copper 0.103 0.002 Hot chocolate
Zinc 0.63 0.02 Hot chocolate
Starch
Phosphorus 105 3 Hot chocolate
Sodium 44 2 Coffee
Vitamin A 176 0 Hot chocolate
Vitamin E 0.03 0.01 Hot chocolate
Vitamin D 1.1 0 Hot chocolate
Vitamin B1 0.039 0.014 Hot chocolate
Vitamin B2 0.182 0.076 Hot chocolate
Vitamin B3 0.133 0.191 Coffee
Vitamin B5 0.328 0.254 Hot chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.001 Hot chocolate
Vitamin B12 0.49 0 Hot chocolate
Vitamin K 0.2 0.1 Hot chocolate
Folate 5 2 Hot chocolate
Trans Fat 0.078 0 Coffee
Saturated Fat 1.431 0.002 Coffee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.677 0.015 Hot chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 0.084 0.001 Hot chocolate
Tryptophan 0.037 0 Hot chocolate
Threonine 0.095 0.001 Hot chocolate
Isoleucine 0.169 0.002 Hot chocolate
Leucine 0.305 0.005 Hot chocolate
Lysine 0.215 0.001 Hot chocolate
Methionine 0.076 0 Hot chocolate
Phenylalanine 0.15 0.003 Hot chocolate
Valine 0.201 0.003 Hot chocolate
Histidine 0.067 0.002 Hot chocolate
Fructose 0.01 0 Hot 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. Hot chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171277/nutrients
  2. Coffee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171890/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.