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Sorghum syrup vs. Chocolate — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Sorghum syrup and Chocolate?

  • Sorghum syrup is higher in Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Vitamin B5, yet Chocolate is higher in Copper, Iron, Fiber, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Magnesium.
  • Chocolate's daily need coverage for Copper is 100% more.
  • Sorghum syrup has 16 times more Vitamin B6 than Chocolate. While Sorghum syrup has 0.67mg of Vitamin B6, Chocolate has only 0.042mg.

We used Syrups, sorghum and Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids types 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 Calcium +167.9%
Contains more Potassium +78.9%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +111.1%
Contains more Magnesium +46%
Contains more Phosphorus +267.9%
Contains more Zinc +390.2%
Contains more Copper +690.8%
Contains more Selenium +76.5%
Equal in Manganese - 1.419
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 45% 143% 71% 24% 88% 1% 11% 43% 200% 9.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 301% 104% 88% 49% 3.1% 55% 343% 185% 16%
Contains more Calcium +167.9%
Contains more Potassium +78.9%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +111.1%
Contains more Magnesium +46%
Contains more Phosphorus +267.9%
Contains more Zinc +390.2%
Contains more Copper +690.8%
Contains more Selenium +76.5%
Equal in Manganese - 1.419

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 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +170.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1495.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +625%
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% 0% 25% 36% 1.9% 48% 155% 0% 0% 7.3% 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% 6.3% 12% 14% 18% 9.7% 0% 29% 0% 20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +170.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1495.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +625%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +22.4%
Contains more Water +2240.2%
Contains more Other +41.2%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
75% 23% 2%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 74.9 g
Water: 22.7 g
Other: 2.4 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 +22.4%
Contains more Water +2240.2%
Contains more Other +41.2%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sorghum syrup Chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 74.9g 54.17g Sorghum syrup
Protein 0g 4.88g Chocolate
Fats 0g 31.28g Chocolate
Carbs 74.9g 61.17g Sorghum syrup
Calories 290kcal 546kcal Chocolate
Sugar 74.9g 47.9g Chocolate
Fiber 0g 7g Chocolate
Calcium 150mg 56mg Sorghum syrup
Iron 3.8mg 8.02mg Chocolate
Magnesium 100mg 146mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 56mg 206mg Chocolate
Potassium 1000mg 559mg Sorghum syrup
Sodium 8mg 24mg Sorghum syrup
Zinc 0.41mg 2.01mg Chocolate
Copper 0.13mg 1.028mg Chocolate
Manganese 1.53mg 1.419mg Sorghum syrup
Selenium 1.7µg 3µg Chocolate
Vitamin A 0IU 50IU Chocolate
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Chocolate
Vitamin E 0mg 0.54mg Chocolate
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.025mg Sorghum syrup
Vitamin B2 0.155mg 0.05mg Sorghum syrup
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.725mg Chocolate
Vitamin B5 0.804mg 0.297mg Sorghum syrup
Vitamin B6 0.67mg 0.042mg Sorghum syrup
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.23µg Chocolate
Choline 13.3mg Sorghum syrup
Vitamin K 0µg 8.1µg Chocolate
Cholesterol 0mg 8mg Sorghum syrup
Trans Fat 0.112g Sorghum syrup
Saturated Fat 0g 18.519g Sorghum syrup
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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is better in case of low diet
Sorghum syrup 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
21%
Sorghum syrup
9%
Chocolate
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Sorghum syrup
116%
Chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.519g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in Sugar (difference - 27g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate
Chocolate is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Sorghum syrup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169662/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.