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Potato chips vs. Chocolate — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Potato chips and Chocolate

  • Potato chips has more Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1, while Chocolate has more Copper, Iron, Manganese, and Magnesium.
  • Chocolate covers your daily need of Copper 80% more than Potato chips.
  • Potato chips contains 17 times more Vitamin E than Chocolate. While Potato chips contains 9.11mg of Vitamin E , Chocolate contains only 0.54mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Potato chips is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Snacks, potato chips, plain, unsalted 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Potassium +128.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Selenium +170%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Iron +392%
Contains more Magnesium +117.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.8%
Contains more Zinc +84.4%
Contains more Copper +235.9%
Contains more Manganese +222.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 62% 48% 71% 113% 2% 30% 102% 58% 45%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 301% 105% 89% 50% 4% 55% 343% 186% 17%
Contains more Potassium +128.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Selenium +170%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Iron +392%
Contains more Magnesium +117.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.8%
Contains more Zinc +84.4%
Contains more Copper +235.9%
Contains more Manganese +222.5%

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 E +1587%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +568%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +294%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +427.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1471.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +172.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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% 183% 0% 104% 42% 46% 72% 25% 153% 34% 0% 21% 56%
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 E +1587%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +568%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +294%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +427.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1471.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +172.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +43.4%
Contains more Fats +10.6%
Contains more Water +95.9%
Contains more Other +111.8%
Contains more Carbs +15.6%
Equal in Fats - 31.28
7% 35% 53% 2% 4%
Protein: 7 g
Fats: 34.6 g
Carbs: 52.9 g
Water: 1.9 g
Other: 3.6 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 Protein +43.4%
Contains more Fats +10.6%
Contains more Water +95.9%
Contains more Other +111.8%
Contains more Carbs +15.6%
Equal in Fats - 31.28

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -40.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1014.5%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 9.54
33% 30% 37%
Saturated Fat: 10.96 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.84 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 12.17 g
64% 33% 4%
Saturated Fat: 18.519 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.54 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.092 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -40.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1014.5%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 9.54

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Potato chips Chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 48.1g 54.17g Chocolate
Protein 7g 4.88g Potato chips
Fats 34.6g 31.28g Potato chips
Carbs 52.9g 61.17g Chocolate
Calories 536kcal 546kcal Chocolate
Sugar 0.22g 47.9g Potato chips
Fiber 4.8g 7g Chocolate
Calcium 24mg 56mg Chocolate
Iron 1.63mg 8.02mg Chocolate
Magnesium 67mg 146mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 165mg 206mg Chocolate
Potassium 1275mg 559mg Potato chips
Sodium 8mg 24mg Potato chips
Zinc 1.09mg 2.01mg Chocolate
Copper 0.306mg 1.028mg Chocolate
Manganese 0.44mg 1.419mg Chocolate
Selenium 8.1µg 3µg Potato chips
Vitamin A 0IU 50IU Chocolate
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Chocolate
Vitamin E 9.11mg 0.54mg Potato chips
Vitamin C 31.1mg Potato chips
Vitamin B1 0.167mg 0.025mg Potato chips
Vitamin B2 0.197mg 0.05mg Potato chips
Vitamin B3 3.827mg 0.725mg Potato chips
Vitamin B5 0.402mg 0.297mg Potato chips
Vitamin B6 0.66mg 0.042mg Potato chips
Folate 45µg Potato chips
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.23µg Chocolate
Choline 37.5mg Potato chips
Vitamin K 22.1µg 8.1µg Potato chips
Tryptophan 0.108mg Potato chips
Threonine 0.253mg Potato chips
Isoleucine 0.283mg Potato chips
Leucine 0.419mg Potato chips
Lysine 0.424mg Potato chips
Methionine 0.11mg Potato chips
Phenylalanine 0.31mg Potato chips
Valine 0.392mg Potato chips
Histidine 153mg Potato chips
Cholesterol 0mg 8mg Potato chips
Trans Fat 0.112g Potato chips
Saturated Fat 10.96g 18.519g Potato chips
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.001g Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 9.84g 9.54g Potato chips
Polyunsaturated fat 12.17g 1.092g Potato chips
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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is better in case of low diet
Potato chips 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
56%
Potato chips
9%
Chocolate
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
Potato chips
116%
Chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Potato chips
Potato chips is lower in Sugar (difference - 47.68g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Potato chips
Potato chips contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Potato chips
Potato chips is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato chips
Potato chips is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.559g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Potato chips
Potato chips is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)

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. Potato chips - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170649/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.