Salt vs. Bittersweet Chocolate

Nutrition comparison of Salt and Bittersweet Chocolate


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of salt versus bittersweet chocolate (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in salt and bittersweet chocolate:

  • Bittersweet chocolate has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Bittersweet chocolate is an excellent source of calcium, dietary fiber, iron, potassium and protein.
  • Salt has signficantly less carbohydrates than bittersweet chocolate.
Detailed nutritional comparison of salt and bittersweet chocolate is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Salt (Salt, table) and Bittersweet Chocolate (Baking chocolate, unsweetened, squares) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Bittersweet chocolate is high in calories and salt has less calories than bittersweet chocolate - bittersweet chocolate has 642 calories per 100 grams and salt does not contain significant amounts.

Salt Bittersweet Chocolate
Protein ~ 9%
Carbohydrates ~ 18%
Fat ~ 73%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Salt has signficantly less carbohydrates than bittersweet chocolate - bittersweet chocolate has 28.4g of total carbs per 100 grams and salt does not contain significant amounts.

dietary fiber

Bittersweet chocolate is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than salt - bittersweet chocolate has 16.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and salt does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Bittersweet chocolate and salt contain similar amounts of sugar - bittersweet chocolate has 0.91g of sugar per 100 grams and salt does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Bittersweet chocolate is an excellent source of protein and it has more protein than salt - bittersweet chocolate has 14.3g of protein per 100 grams and salt does not contain significant amounts.

Fat

saturated fat

Bittersweet chocolate is high in saturated fat and salt has less saturated fat than bittersweet chocolate - bittersweet chocolate has 32.3g of saturated fat per 100 grams and salt does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Both bittersweet chocolate and salt are low in cholesterol - bittersweet chocolate has 2mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and salt does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin E

Bittersweet chocolate has more Vitamin E than salt - bittersweet chocolate has 0.4mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and salt does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Bittersweet chocolate has more Vitamin K than salt - bittersweet chocolate has 9.7ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and salt does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Bittersweet chocolate has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Salt Bittersweet Chocolate
Thiamin ~ 0.147 MG
Riboflavin ~ 0.1 MG
Niacin ~ 1.355 MG
Pantothenic acid ~ 0.168 MG
Vitamin B6 ~ 0.027 MG
Folate ~ 28 UG

Minerals

calcium

Bittersweet chocolate is an excellent source of calcium and it has 321% more calcium than salt - bittersweet chocolate has 101mg of calcium per 100 grams and salt has 24mg of calcium.

iron

Bittersweet chocolate is an excellent source of iron and it has 51 times more iron than salt - bittersweet chocolate has 17.4mg of iron per 100 grams and salt has 0.33mg of iron.

potassium

Bittersweet chocolate is an excellent source of potassium and it has 102 times more potassium than salt - bittersweet chocolate has 830mg of potassium per 100 grams and salt has 8mg of potassium.




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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Salt (Salt, table) and Bittersweet Chocolate (Baking chocolate, unsweetened, squares) .

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FAQ

Does bittersweet chocolate or salt contain more calories in 100 grams?
Bittersweet chocolate is high in calories and salt has less calories than bittersweet chocolate - bittersweet chocolate has 642 calories in 100g and salt does not contain significant amounts.

Does bittersweet chocolate or salt contain more calcium?
Bittersweet chocolate is a rich source of calcium and it has 320% more calcium than salt - bittersweet chocolate has 101mg of calcium in 100 grams and salt has 24mg of calcium.

Does bittersweet chocolate or salt contain more iron?
Bittersweet chocolate is an abundant source of iron and it has 51 times more iron than salt - bittersweet chocolate has 17.4mg of iron in 100 grams and salt has 0.33mg of iron.

Does bittersweet chocolate or salt contain more potassium?
Bittersweet chocolate is a rich source of potassium and it has 102 times more potassium than salt - bittersweet chocolate has 830mg of potassium in 100 grams and salt has 8mg of potassium.

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