Cocoa Powder Nutritional Value And Analysis

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100g

Amount per serving

Calories 359

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 14g %21

Saturated Fat 8g %40

Trans Fat ~g

Cholesterol 0mg %0

Sodium 21mg %1

Total Carbohydrate 58g %20

Dietary Fiber 37g %132

Total Sugars 2g

Protein 20g

Vitamin D 0.0IU %0

Calcium 128.0mg %9

Iron 13.9mg %77

Potassium 1524mg %40

Phosphorus 734.0mg %73

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Vitamins in cocoa powder

Vitamin A 0.0IU %0

Vitamin D 0.0IU %0

Vitamin C 0.0mg %0

Vitamin B12 0.0µg %0

Vitamin E 0.1mg %1

Vitamin K 2.5µg %2

Choline, total 12.0mg %2

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.3mg %5

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.1mg %7

Vitamin B6 0.1mg %9

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 2.2mg %14

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.2mg %19

Minerals in cocoa powder

Sodium 21.0mg %1

Calcium 128.0mg %10

Selenium 14.3µg %26

Potassium 1524.0mg %40

Zinc 6.8mg %49

Phosphorus 734.0mg %73

Iron 13.9mg %77

Magnesium 499.0mg %119

Manganese 3.8mg %167

Copper 3.8mg %421

Amino Acids in cocoa powder

Methionine 0.2g %26

Leucine 1.2g %41

Lysine 1.0g %44

Histidine 0.3g %45

Isoleucine 0.8g %51

Valine 1.2g %60

Threonine 0.8g %69

Cystine 0.2g %78

Tyrosine 0.7g %78

Tryptophan 0.3g %98

Phenylalanine 0.9g %100

Fatty Acids in cocoa powder

DHA 0.00g %0

EPA 0.00g %0

DPA 0.00g %0

Omega-3 0.00g %0

"~" is missing data | Data Source

Macronutrients ratio

Carbohydrate Quality Score

Carbohydrates are made up of three components: fiber, starch, and sugar. Our score is based on Harvard research and our data analysis.

The Carbohydrate Quality Score of cocoa powder is 63.8/100 which makes it a excellent quality carbohydrate food.


Protein Completeness

A protein is called complete when, proportionally to its overall amino-acid content, it has enough of each essential amino acids.

Cocoa Powder has a complete source of protein.

amino acid mg/kg of BW mg/g of protein
Leucine 59 59
Lysine 45 49
Histidine 15 17
Isoleucine 30 38
Valine 39 59
Threonine 23 39
Tryptophan 6 15
Met+Cys 22 22
Phe+Tyr 30 84

Protein Energy Ratio

Improving the protein energy ratio of your diet can be an effective strategy of increasing your diet quality an may potentially lead to weight loss.

The protein energy ratio in cocoa powder is 2.3 which makes it a low P:E food.

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Energy density (ED)

Lowering the energy density of your food can be an effective strategy for the prevention and treatment of obesity without focusing on calorie intake.

The energy density of cocoa powder is 2.3 which makes it a medium energy density food.

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How nutritious is this food?

Micronutrients in cocoa powder as % of Recommended Daily Intake per serving.

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Nutrient Density Score for cocoa powder is 33/100 good).

The Nutrient Density Score tells you how much of the essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids you get per calorie. It helps you get the nutrients you need without consuming excess energy.

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Micronutrient Ratios

Advising the ratios of micronutrients in a complete diet maybe more informative than each single nutrient on its own. The table below shows major micronutrient ratios for cocoa powder

Nutrient Ratio Value Ideal Ratio
Omega6:Omega3 N/A <4
Zinc:Copper 1.80 <12
Potassium:Sodium 72.57 >2
Caclcium:Magnesium 0.26 <2
Iron:Copper 3.67 <15
Calcium:Phosphorus 0.17 >1.3

Satiety Score

Satiety Score is a mathematical prediction of satiety based on macronutrients and micronutrients analysis of 650,000+ days of food logs.

satiety 59%

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This food is insulinogenic with high insulin load.

Our insulinogenic formula determines the degree that food will raise your insulin levels in the short term.

38% of insulinogenic calories