Cocoa Powder, Unsweetened

Cocoa, Dry Powder, Unsweetened has a average-calorie, high-carb, high-fat and high-protein content. It is a good source of Iron.

The food contains 57.91g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is high in complex carbs and low in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. With 19.6 gms of protein, it is high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its high fat content, it could be unsuitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is high in saturated fats and low in trans fats. It's average MUFA and low PUFA.

It gives a good yield of Iron at 13.86 gms/ serving, and should be included in an Iron rich diet. Iron is essential to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs, and is especially helpful for pregnant women. While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a low density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. Besides other nutrients, it is very high in Magnesium, which is an essential micronutrient needed to keep muscle and nerve functioning normal and heart beat rhythmic. It also helps to support a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. It is also a high source of Selenium, which is an important antioxidant especially in combination with vitamin E.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Cocoa, Dry Powder, Unsweetened has been given a composite ranking of 73, and in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein18%
 Calories from Fat28%
 Calories from Carbs53%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • No Cholesterol
  • Very high in Dietary Fiber
  • Very high in Iron
  • Very low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Saturated Fat

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A0 IU
Retinol0 mcg
Retinol Activity Equivalent0 mcg
Alpha Carotene0 mcg
Beta Carotene0 mcg
Beta Cryptoxanthin0 mcg
Lycopene0 mcg
Lutein Zeaxanthin0 mcg
Vitamin C0 mg
Vitamin E0.1 mg0.33%Bottom 30%Low
Vitamin K2.5 mcg3.1%Mid 40%Average
Thiamin0.08 mg5.2%Mid 40%Average
Riboflavin0.24 mg14.2%Top 30%High
Niacin2.2 mg10.9%Mid 40%Average
Vitamin B60.12 mg5.9%Mid 40%Average
Folate0 mcg
Food Folate0 mcg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalents0 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0 mg
Choline0 mg
Betaine0 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium128 mg12.8%Top 30%High
Iron13.9 mg77%Top 10%Very High
Magnesium499 mg124.8%Top 10%Very High
Phosphorus734 mg73.4%Top 10%Very High
Potassium1523.9 mg43.5%Top 10%Very High
Sodium21 mg0.9%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc6.8 mg45.4%Top 10%Very High
Copper3.8 mg189.4%Top 10%Very High
Manganese3.8 mg191.9%Top 10%Very High
Selenium14.3 mcg20.4%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate57.9 g19.3%Top 30%High
Dietary Fiber33.2 g132.8%Top 10%Very High
Sugars1.8 g

Protein Analysis

Protein19.6 g39.2%Top 30%High
Tryptophan293 mg
Threonine775.9 mg
Isoleucine759.9 mg
Leucine1189.2 mg
Lysine982.9 mg
Methionine202 mg
Cystine239 mg
Phenylalanine940.9 mg
Tyrosine734.9 mg
Valine1177 mg
Arginine1110.9 mg
Histidine339 mg
Alanine904.1 mg
Aspartic Acid1952.7 mg
Glutamic Acid2947.8 mg
Glycine878.9 mg
Proline838.1 mg
Serine846 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat13.7 g21.1%Top 30%High
Saturated Fat8.1 g40.4%Top 30%High
Monounsaturated Fat4.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.4 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g
Total Omega 6 Fatty Acids440 mg

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water3 g
Ash5.8 g
Caffeine230 mg
Theobromine2057 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 228 Calories from Fat 115

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 13.7 g 21.1%

Saturated Fat 8.1 g 40.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 21 mg 0.9%

Total Carbohydrates 57.9 g 19.3%

Dietary Fiber 33.2 g132.8%

Sugars 1.8 g

Protein 19.6 g 39.2%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 12.8% Iron 77%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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