Cocoa Powder Unsweetened Nutrition

Nutrients in 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2023-09-28

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Cocoa Powder Unsweetened


Overview of Cocoa Powder Unsweetened Nutrition

Scientific Name: Theobroma cacao


Order: Malvales


Family: Malvaceae


Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) is also spelled as cacao. The beans from cocoa fruit are used to make chocolate. The white pulp in the fruit is sometimes eaten as a dessert. Consuming cocoa may increase one's metabolism due to the content of caffeine and caffeine-like molecules such as theobromine. Unsweetened cocoa powder is most often used as an ingredient in chocolate beverages and cakes. Cocoa powder is abundant in dietary fiber. An amount of 100 g of cocoa powder contains 37 mg of dietary fiber (132% daily value [DV]). Dietary fiber benefits the digestive system and lowers the risk of heart disease. Apart from the dietary fiber, cocoa powder contains the vitamins, riboflavin (18% DV) and niacin (14% DV). While riboflavin is important for metabolism, niacin is involved in nerve function. Niacin also plays a role in digestive and skin health. Additionally, 100 g of unsweetened cocoa powder contains a variety of minerals. Abundant nutrients include iron (77% DV), magnesium (119% DV), phosphorus (59% DV), zinc (62% DV), copper (421% DV), and manganese (167% DV). The magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and manganese in cocoa powder are all necessary for bone health. Magnesium is also vital for muscle and nerve function. Cocoa powder contains high amounts of iron, which helps carry oxygen to cells and muscles. The mineral, copper, helps with the absorption of iron present in cocoa powder.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 228 kcal 11%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 57.90 g 21%
Dietary Fiber 37.00 g 132%
Sugars 1.75 g
Starch - g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols - mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 13.70 g 18%
Saturated Fat 8.07 g 40%
Monounsaturated Fat 4.57 g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total 0.44 g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
0.44 g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
0.00 g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
0.00 g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
0.00 g
Trans Fat - g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 19.60 g 39%
  • Tryptophan
0.29 g
  • Threonine
0.78 g
  • Isoleucine
0.76 g
  • Leucine
1.19 g
  • Lysine
0.98 g
  • Methionine
0.20 g
  • Cystine
0.24 g
  • Phenylalanine
0.94 g
  • Tyrosine
0.73 g
  • Valine
1.18 g
  • Arginine
1.11 g
  • Histidine
0.34 g
  • Alanine
0.90 g
  • Aspartic Acid
1.95 g
  • Glutamic Acid
2.95 g
  • Glycine
0.88 g
  • Proline
0.84 g
  • Serine
0.85 g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 0.00 mg 0%
Thiamin 0.08 mg 7%
Riboflavin 0.24 mg 18%
Niacin 2.19 mg 14%
Pantothenic Acid 0.25 mg 5%
Vitamin B6 0.12 mg 7%
Folate, total 32.00 mg 8%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
32.00 mcg
Choline 12.00 mg 2%
Betaine - mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 0.00 mcg 0%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
0.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
0.00 mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
0.00 mcg
Lycopene 0.00 mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 38.00 mcg
Vitamin E, total 0.10 mg 1%
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
0.10 mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
- mg
Vitamin D 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 2.50 mcg 2%
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 128.00 mg 10%
Iron 13.86 mg 77%
Magnesium 499.00 mg 119%
Phosphorus 734.00 mg 59%
Potassium 1524.00 mg 32%
Sodium 21.00 mg 1%
Zinc 6.81 mg 62%
Copper 3.79 mg 421%
Manganese 3.84 mg 167%
Selenium 14.30 mcg 26%
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride - mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount


Others
Name Amount
Water 3.00 g
Ash 5.80 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 230.00 mg
Theobromine 2057.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.