Cornmeal vs. Cocoa Powder

Nutrition comparison of Cornmeal and Cocoa Powder


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

We compared the nutritional contents of cornmeal versus cocoa powder (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in cornmeal and cocoa powder:

  • Both cornmeal and cocoa powder are high in calories, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, iron, potassium and protein.
  • Cocoa powder is an excellent source of calcium.
  • Cornmeal has more thiamin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6, however, cocoa powder contains more riboflavin.
Detailed nutritional comparison of cornmeal and cocoa powder 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: Cornmeal (Cornmeal, yellow (Navajo)) and Cocoa Powder (Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both cornmeal and cocoa powder are high in calories. Cornmeal has 68% more calories than cocoa powder - cornmeal has 384 calories per 100 grams and cocoa powder has 228 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, cornmeal is lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and lighter in fat compared to cocoa powder per calorie. Cornmeal has a macronutrient ratio of 10:76:14 and for cocoa powder, 18:53:29 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Cornmeal Cocoa Powder
Protein 10% 18%
Carbohydrates 76% 53%
Fat 14% 29%
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carbohydrates

Both cornmeal and cocoa powder are high in carbohydrates. Cornmeal has 26% more carbohydrates than cocoa powder - cornmeal has 72.9g of total carbs per 100 grams and cocoa powder has 57.9g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both cornmeal and cocoa powder are high in dietary fiber. Cocoa powder has 294% more dietary fiber than cornmeal - cornmeal has 9.4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and cocoa powder has 37g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Cornmeal and cocoa powder contain similar amounts of sugar - cornmeal has 1.6g of sugar per 100 grams and cocoa powder has 1.8g of sugar.

Protein

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Both cornmeal and cocoa powder are high in protein. Cocoa powder has 99% more protein than cornmeal - cornmeal has 9.9g of protein per 100 grams and cocoa powder has 19.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Cocoa powder is high in saturated fat and cornmeal has 87% less saturated fat than cocoa powder - cornmeal has 1g of saturated fat per 100 grams and cocoa powder has 8.1g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin E

Cornmeal and cocoa powder contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - cornmeal has 0.37mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and cocoa powder has 0.1mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Cornmeal and cocoa powder contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - cornmeal has 0.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and cocoa powder has 2.5ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Cornmeal has more thiamin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6, however, cocoa powder contains more riboflavin. Both cornmeal and cocoa powder contain significant amounts of niacin and folate.

Cornmeal Cocoa Powder
Thiamin 0.3 MG 0.078 MG
Riboflavin 0.093 MG 0.241 MG
Niacin 2.47 MG 2.185 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.595 MG 0.254 MG
Vitamin B6 0.59 MG 0.118 MG
Folate 34 UG 32 UG

Minerals

calcium

Cocoa powder is an excellent source of calcium and it has 20 times more calcium than cornmeal - cornmeal has 6mg of calcium per 100 grams and cocoa powder has 128mg of calcium.

iron

Both cornmeal and cocoa powder are high in iron. Cocoa powder has 364% more iron than cornmeal - cornmeal has 3mg of iron per 100 grams and cocoa powder has 13.9mg of iron.

potassium

Both cornmeal and cocoa powder are high in potassium. Cocoa powder has 373% more potassium than cornmeal - cornmeal has 322mg of potassium per 100 grams and cocoa powder has 1524mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, cornmeal has more linoleic acid than cocoa powder per 100 grams.

Cornmeal Cocoa Powder
other omega 6 0.033 G ~
linoleic acid 2.292 G 0.44 G
Total 2.325 G 0.44 G



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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: Cornmeal (Cornmeal, yellow (Navajo)) and Cocoa Powder (Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened) .

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