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Hazelnut vs Chocolate - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Hazelnut and Chocolate

  • Hazelnut has more Manganese, Vitamin E , Copper, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus and Fiber, however Chocolate is richer in Iron.
  • Hazelnut's daily need coverage for Manganese is 207% more.
  • Hazelnut contains 28 times more Vitamin E than Chocolate. Hazelnut contains 15.03mg of Vitamin E , while Chocolate contains 0.54mg.
  • Hazelnut contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Nuts, hazelnuts or filberts 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 Calcium +103.6%
Contains more Potassium +21.6%
Contains more Magnesium +11.6%
Contains more Copper +67.8%
Contains more Zinc +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +70.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 177% 35% 60% 117% 575% 67% 125% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 301% 17% 50% 105% 343% 55% 89% 4%
Contains more Calcium +103.6%
Contains more Potassium +21.6%
Contains more Magnesium +11.6%
Contains more Copper +67.8%
Contains more Zinc +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +70.6%

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 E +2683.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2472%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +126%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1240.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +75.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 21% 2% 301% 0% 161% 27% 34% 56% 130% 0% 36% 85%
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 E +2683.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2472%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +126%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1240.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +75.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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
71
Hazelnut
10
Chocolate
Mineral Summary Score
144
Hazelnut
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
90%
Hazelnut
29%
Chocolate
Carbohydrates
17%
Hazelnut
61%
Chocolate
Fats
280%
Hazelnut
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.
Hazelnut Chocolate
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Hazelnut 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?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut contains less Sugars (difference - 43.56g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 14.055g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $1.2)

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 Hazelnut Chocolate Opinion
Calories 628 546 Hazelnut
Protein 14.95 4.88 Hazelnut
Fats 60.75 31.28 Hazelnut
Vitamin C 6.3 Hazelnut
Carbs 16.7 61.17 Chocolate
Cholesterol 0 8 Hazelnut
Vitamin D 0 Hazelnut
Iron 4.7 8.02 Chocolate
Calcium 114 56 Hazelnut
Potassium 680 559 Hazelnut
Magnesium 163 146 Hazelnut
Sugars 4.34 47.9 Hazelnut
Fiber 9.7 7 Hazelnut
Copper 1.725 1.028 Hazelnut
Zinc 2.45 2.01 Hazelnut
Starch 0.48 Hazelnut
Phosphorus 290 206 Hazelnut
Sodium 0 24 Hazelnut
Vitamin A 20 50 Chocolate
Vitamin E 15.03 0.54 Hazelnut
Vitamin D 0 Hazelnut
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.025 Hazelnut
Vitamin B2 0.113 0.05 Hazelnut
Vitamin B3 1.8 0.725 Hazelnut
Vitamin B5 0.918 0.297 Hazelnut
Vitamin B6 0.563 0.042 Hazelnut
Vitamin B12 0 0.23 Chocolate
Vitamin K 14.2 8.1 Hazelnut
Folate 113 Hazelnut
Trans Fat 0.112 Hazelnut
Saturated Fat 4.464 18.519 Hazelnut
Monounsaturated Fat 45.652 9.54 Hazelnut
Polyunsaturated fat 7.92 1.092 Hazelnut
Tryptophan 0.193 Hazelnut
Threonine 0.497 Hazelnut
Isoleucine 0.545 Hazelnut
Leucine 1.063 Hazelnut
Lysine 0.42 Hazelnut
Methionine 0.221 Hazelnut
Phenylalanine 0.663 Hazelnut
Valine 0.701 Hazelnut
Histidine 0.432 Hazelnut
Fructose 0.07 0 Hazelnut

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. Hazelnut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170581/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.