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Milk vs Cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Milk
Milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 94mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Milk
Milk contains less Sodium (difference - 609mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milk
Milk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.234g)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cheese
Cheese contains less Sugars (difference - 4.72g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cheese
Cheese is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cheese
Cheese is relatively richer in vitamins

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Milk Cheese
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Milk Cheese
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
11
Milk
23
Cheese
Mineral Summary Score
13
Milk
67
Cheese

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Milk
2
:
6
Cheese
Contains more Potassium +97.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Calcium +468%
Contains more Magnesium +145.5%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Zinc +766.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +378.9%
Contains more Potassium +97.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Iron +366.7%
Contains more Calcium +468%
Contains more Magnesium +145.5%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Zinc +766.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +378.9%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Milk
2
:
8
Cheese
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +533.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +7000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +131.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +134%
Contains more Vitamin K +2300%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +533.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +7000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +131.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +134%
Contains more Vitamin K +2300%

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
20%
Milk
137%
Cheese
Carbohydrates
5%
Milk
3%
Cheese
Fats
4%
Milk
154%
Cheese

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Milk Cheese Opinion
Calories 42 404 Cheese
Protein 3.37 22.87 Cheese
Fats 0.97 33.31 Cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 4.99 3.09 Milk
Cholesterol 5 99 Milk
Vitamin D 48 24 Milk
Iron 0.03 0.14 Cheese
Calcium 125 710 Cheese
Potassium 150 76 Milk
Magnesium 11 27 Cheese
Sugars 5.2 0.48 Milk
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.01 0.03 Cheese
Zinc 0.42 3.64 Cheese
Starch
Phosphorus 95 455 Cheese
Sodium 44 653 Milk
Vitamin A 196 1242 Cheese
Vitamin E 0.01 0.71 Cheese
Vitamin D 1.2 0.6 Milk
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.029 Cheese
Vitamin B2 0.185 0.428 Cheese
Vitamin B3 0.093 0.059 Milk
Vitamin B5 0.361 0.41 Cheese
Vitamin B6 0.037 0.066 Cheese
Vitamin B12 0.47 1.1 Cheese
Vitamin K 0.1 2.4 Cheese
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.917 Milk
Saturated Fat 0.633 18.867 Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277 9.246 Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035 1.421 Cheese
Tryptophan 0.043 0.547 Cheese
Threonine 0.143 1.044 Cheese
Isoleucine 0.174 1.206 Cheese
Leucine 0.319 1.939 Cheese
Lysine 0.282 1.025 Cheese
Methionine 0.088 0.547 Cheese
Phenylalanine 0.174 1.074 Cheese
Valine 0.22 1.404 Cheese
Histidine 0.101 0.547 Cheese
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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