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Pretzel vs. Chocolate — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pretzel and Chocolate different?

  • Pretzel is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2, however, Chocolate is richer in Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Chocolate is 97% higher.
  • Pretzel contains 52 times more Sodium than Chocolate. While Pretzel contains 1240mg of Sodium, Chocolate contains only 24mg.

Snacks, pretzels, hard, plain, salted and Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids are the varieties 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 more Selenium +46.7%
Contains more Calcium +107.4%
Contains more Iron +75.1%
Contains more Magnesium +403.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.9%
Contains more Potassium +150.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Contains more Zinc +93.3%
Contains more Copper +559%
Contains more Manganese +39.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 172% 21% 55% 20% 162% 29% 53% 133% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 301% 105% 89% 50% 4% 55% 343% 186% 17%
Contains more Selenium +46.7%
Contains more Calcium +107.4%
Contains more Iron +75.1%
Contains more Magnesium +403.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.9%
Contains more Potassium +150.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Contains more Zinc +93.3%
Contains more Copper +559%
Contains more Manganese +39.8%

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 B1 +1596%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +564%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +626.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +189.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.297
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% 10% 0% 7% 106% 77% 99% 20% 18% 125% 0% 17% 7%
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 B1 +1596%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +564%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +626.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +189.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.297

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +105.7%
Contains more Carbs +31.4%
Contains more Water +222.7%
Contains more Other +106.5%
Contains more Fats +967.6%
10% 3% 80% 3% 4%
Protein: 10.04 g
Fats: 2.93 g
Carbs: 80.39 g
Water: 3.13 g
Other: 3.51 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 +105.7%
Contains more Carbs +31.4%
Contains more Water +222.7%
Contains more Other +106.5%
Contains more Fats +967.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +18.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1212.2%
16% 30% 54%
Saturated Fat: 0.391 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.727 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.291 g
64% 33% 4%
Saturated Fat: 18.519 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.54 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.092 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +18.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1212.2%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Lactose +∞%
97%
Starch: 72.58 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0.69 g
Fructose: 0.31 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 1.11 g
Galactose: 0 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 Starch +∞%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
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.
Pretzel Chocolate
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pretzel Chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 76.99g 54.17g Pretzel
Protein 10.04g 4.88g Pretzel
Fats 2.93g 31.28g Chocolate
Carbs 80.39g 61.17g Pretzel
Calories 384kcal 546kcal Chocolate
Starch 72.58g Pretzel
Fructose 0.31g 0g Pretzel
Sugar 2.21g 47.9g Pretzel
Fiber 3.4g 7g Chocolate
Calcium 27mg 56mg Chocolate
Iron 4.58mg 8.02mg Chocolate
Magnesium 29mg 146mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 128mg 206mg Chocolate
Potassium 223mg 559mg Chocolate
Sodium 1240mg 24mg Chocolate
Zinc 1.04mg 2.01mg Chocolate
Copper 0.156mg 1.028mg Chocolate
Manganese 1.015mg 1.419mg Chocolate
Selenium 4.4µg 3µg Pretzel
Vitamin A 0IU 50IU Chocolate
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.47mg 0.54mg Chocolate
Vitamin C 2.1mg Pretzel
Vitamin B1 0.424mg 0.025mg Pretzel
Vitamin B2 0.332mg 0.05mg Pretzel
Vitamin B3 5.27mg 0.725mg Pretzel
Vitamin B5 0.322mg 0.297mg Pretzel
Vitamin B6 0.074mg 0.042mg Pretzel
Folate 166µg Pretzel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.23µg Chocolate
Choline 29.5mg Pretzel
Vitamin K 2.8µg 8.1µg Chocolate
Tryptophan 0.097mg Pretzel
Threonine 0.25mg Pretzel
Isoleucine 0.407mg Pretzel
Leucine 0.757mg Pretzel
Lysine 0.257mg Pretzel
Methionine 0.177mg Pretzel
Phenylalanine 0.52mg Pretzel
Valine 0.48mg Pretzel
Histidine 0.22mg Pretzel
Cholesterol 0mg 8mg Pretzel
Trans Fat 0.004g 0.112g Pretzel
Saturated Fat 0.391g 18.519g Pretzel
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.001g Chocolate
Monounsaturated Fat 0.727g 9.54g Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 1.291g 1.092g Pretzel
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0g 0.001g Chocolate
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.223g 0.947g Pretzel
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g 0g Pretzel
Omega-3 - ALA 0.063g 0.085g Chocolate

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pretzel 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
37%
Pretzel
9%
Chocolate
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
67%
Pretzel
116%
Chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pretzel
Pretzel is lower in Sugar (difference - 45.69g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pretzel
Pretzel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pretzel
Pretzel is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.128g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pretzel
Pretzel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate
Chocolate contains less Sodium (difference - 1216mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 60)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals

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. Pretzel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167555/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.

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