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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" chart 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 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%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 287% 132% 184% 38% 2% 99% 270%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 520% 357% 315% 135% 3% 186% 1263%
Contains more Calcium +40.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
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%

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
Teff
6
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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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 0% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 0% 20% 56% 41% 16% 28% 24% 0% 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%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Teff Cocoa solids
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index 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 g Teff
Fructose 0.47g g 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
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Teff
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.1mg Cocoa solids
Vitamin D IU 0IU Cocoa solids
Vitamin D µg 0µg Cocoa solids
Vitamin C mg 0mg 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 µg 32µg Cocoa solids
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Cocoa solids
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
Cholesterol mg 0mg Teff
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.449g 8.07g Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589g 4.57g Cocoa solids
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071g 0.44g Teff

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
33
Teff
16
Cocoa solids
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
352
Cocoa solids

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 food.
Protein
80%
Teff
118%
Cocoa solids
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
58%
Cocoa solids
Fats
11%
Teff
63%
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 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 lower in glycemic index?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
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

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 to the foods 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.