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Butter vs Milk - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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
Butter
2
:
6
Milk
Contains more Copper +60%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Calcium +420.8%
Contains more Potassium +525%
Contains more Magnesium +450%
Contains more Zinc +366.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +295.8%
Contains more Copper +60%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains more Calcium +420.8%
Contains more Potassium +525%
Contains more Magnesium +450%
Contains more Zinc +366.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +295.8%

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
Butter
3
:
7
Milk
Contains more Vitamin A +1175%
Contains more Vitamin E +23100%
Contains more Vitamin K +6900%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +444.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +228.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +176.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1175%
Contains more Vitamin E +23100%
Contains more Vitamin K +6900%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +444.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +228.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +176.5%

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
19
Butter
11
Milk
Mineral Summary Score
3
Butter
13
Milk

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
5%
Butter
20%
Milk
Carbohydrates
0%
Butter
5%
Milk
Fats
374%
Butter
4%
Milk

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.
Butter Milk
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Milk
Milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 210mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milk
Milk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 49.856g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Milk
Milk is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Milk
Milk is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Milk
Milk is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Butter
Butter contains less Sugars (difference - 5.14g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 33mg)

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 Butter Milk Opinion
Calories 717 42 Butter
Protein 0.85 3.37 Milk
Fats 81.11 0.97 Butter
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.06 4.99 Milk
Cholesterol 215 5 Milk
Vitamin D 0 48 Milk
Iron 0.02 0.03 Milk
Calcium 24 125 Milk
Potassium 24 150 Milk
Magnesium 2 11 Milk
Sugars 0.06 5.2 Milk
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.016 0.01 Butter
Zinc 0.09 0.42 Milk
Starch
Phosphorus 24 95 Milk
Sodium 11 44 Butter
Vitamin A 2499 196 Butter
Vitamin E 2.32 0.01 Butter
Vitamin D 0 1.2 Milk
Vitamin B1 0.005 0.02 Milk
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.185 Milk
Vitamin B3 0.042 0.093 Milk
Vitamin B5 0.11 0.361 Milk
Vitamin B6 0.003 0.037 Milk
Vitamin B12 0.17 0.47 Milk
Vitamin K 7 0.1 Butter
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 50.489 0.633 Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43 0.277 Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01 0.035 Butter
Tryptophan 0.012 0.043 Milk
Threonine 0.038 0.143 Milk
Isoleucine 0.051 0.174 Milk
Leucine 0.083 0.319 Milk
Lysine 0.067 0.282 Milk
Methionine 0.021 0.088 Milk
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.174 Milk
Valine 0.057 0.22 Milk
Histidine 0.023 0.101 Milk
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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