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Teff vs. Cocoa solids — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Teff and Cocoa solids?

  • Teff is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin B6, yet Cocoa solids are higher in Copper, Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Zinc.
  • Cocoa solids' daily need coverage for Copper is 331% more.
  • Teff has 4 times more Vitamin B6 than Cocoa solids. While Teff has 0.482mg of Vitamin B6, Cocoa solids have only 0.118mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Teff is lower.

We used Teff, uncooked and Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened 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 +40.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Manganese +140.8%
Contains more Iron +81.7%
Contains more Magnesium +171.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.1%
Contains more Potassium +256.9%
Contains more Zinc +87.6%
Contains more Copper +367.7%
Contains more Selenium +225%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270% 1206% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 39% 520% 357% 315% 135% 3% 186% 1263% 501% 78%
Contains more Calcium +40.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Manganese +140.8%
Contains more Iron +81.7%
Contains more Magnesium +171.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.1%
Contains more Potassium +256.9%
Contains more Zinc +87.6%
Contains more Copper +367.7%
Contains more Selenium +225%

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.
Teff
7
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +270.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +308.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +31.6%
Equal in Choline - 12
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 0% 8% 5%
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% 2% 0% 0% 20% 56% 41% 16% 28% 24% 0% 7% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +270.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +308.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +31.6%
Equal in Choline - 12

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +26.3%
Contains more Water +194%
Contains more Protein +47.4%
Contains more Fats +475.6%
Contains more Other +144.7%
13% 2% 73% 9% 2%
Protein: 13.3 g
Fats: 2.38 g
Carbs: 73.13 g
Water: 8.82 g
Other: 2.37 g
20% 14% 58% 3% 6%
Protein: 19.6 g
Fats: 13.7 g
Carbs: 57.9 g
Water: 3 g
Other: 5.8 g
Contains more Carbs +26.3%
Contains more Water +194%
Contains more Protein +47.4%
Contains more Fats +475.6%
Contains more Other +144.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +143.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +675.9%
21% 28% 51%
Saturated Fat: 0.449 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.589 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.071 g
62% 35% 3%
Saturated Fat: 8.07 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.57 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.44 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +143.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +675.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Teff Cocoa solids
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 Teff Cocoa solids Opinion
Net carbs 65.13g 20.9g Teff
Protein 13.3g 19.6g Cocoa solids
Fats 2.38g 13.7g Cocoa solids
Carbs 73.13g 57.9g Teff
Calories 367kcal 228kcal Teff
Starch 36.56g Teff
Fructose 0.47g Teff
Sugar 1.84g 1.75g Cocoa solids
Fiber 8g 37g Cocoa solids
Calcium 180mg 128mg Teff
Iron 7.63mg 13.86mg Cocoa solids
Magnesium 184mg 499mg Cocoa solids
Phosphorus 429mg 734mg Cocoa solids
Potassium 427mg 1524mg Cocoa solids
Sodium 12mg 21mg Teff
Zinc 3.63mg 6.81mg Cocoa solids
Copper 0.81mg 3.788mg Cocoa solids
Manganese 9.24mg 3.837mg Teff
Selenium 4.4µg 14.3µg Cocoa solids
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Teff
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.1mg Cocoa solids
Vitamin B1 0.39mg 0.078mg Teff
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.241mg Teff
Vitamin B3 3.363mg 2.185mg Teff
Vitamin B5 0.942mg 0.254mg Teff
Vitamin B6 0.482mg 0.118mg Teff
Folate 32µg Cocoa solids
Choline 13.1mg 12mg Teff
Vitamin K 1.9µg 2.5µg Cocoa solids
Tryptophan 0.139mg 0.293mg Cocoa solids
Threonine 0.51mg 0.776mg Cocoa solids
Isoleucine 0.501mg 0.76mg Cocoa solids
Leucine 1.068mg 1.189mg Cocoa solids
Lysine 0.376mg 0.983mg Cocoa solids
Methionine 0.428mg 0.202mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698mg 0.941mg Cocoa solids
Valine 0.686mg 1.177mg Cocoa solids
Histidine 0.301mg 0.339mg Cocoa solids
Saturated Fat 0.449g 8.07g Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589g 4.57g Cocoa solids
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071g 0.44g Teff
Omega-3 - ALA 0.135g Teff

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Teff Cocoa solids
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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
31%
Teff
15%
Cocoa solids
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
229%
Teff
339%
Cocoa solids

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Teff
Teff contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Teff
Teff is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.621g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.09g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids 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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/nutrients
  2. Cocoa solids - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169593/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.