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Butter vs Powdered milk - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Butter and Powdered milk?

  • Butter is higher in Vitamin A, yet Powdered milk is higher in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Potassium, and Zinc.
  • Butter's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 169% more.
  • Butter has 3 times more Vitamin A than Powdered milk. While Butter has 684µg of Vitamin A, Powdered milk has only 258µg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Powdered milk is lower.

We used Butter, without salt and Milk, dry, whole, without added vitamin D types in this article.

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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
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Iron +2250%
Contains more Calcium +3700%
Contains more Potassium +5441.7%
Contains more Magnesium +4150%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Zinc +3611.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +3133.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 8% 3% 2% 6% 3% 11% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 274% 118% 61% 27% 92% 333% 49%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Iron +2250%
Contains more Calcium +3700%
Contains more Potassium +5441.7%
Contains more Magnesium +4150%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Zinc +3611.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +3133.3%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +167.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +218.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +5560%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3444.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1438.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1964.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +9966.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1811.8%
Contains more Folate +1133.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 150% 47% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 22% 18% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 29% 57% 12% 15% 71% 279% 13% 137% 70% 407% 6% 28%
Contains more Vitamin A +167.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +218.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +5560%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3444.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1438.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1964.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +9966.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1811.8%
Contains more Folate +1133.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
21
Butter
93
Powdered milk
Mineral Summary Score
4
Butter
121
Powdered 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 food.
Protein
5%
Butter
158%
Powdered milk
Carbohydrates
0%
Butter
38%
Powdered milk
Fats
374%
Butter
123%
Powdered milk

Comparison summary table

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

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Butter Powdered 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?
Powdered milk
Powdered milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 118mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Powdered milk
Powdered milk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 33.747g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Powdered milk
Powdered milk is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Powdered milk
Powdered milk is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 38.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 360mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $0.6)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butter Powdered milk Opinion
Calories 717 496 Butter
Protein 0.85 26.32 Powdered milk
Fats 81.11 26.71 Butter
Vitamin C 0 8.6 Powdered milk
Carbs 0.06 38.42 Powdered milk
Cholesterol 215 97 Powdered milk
Vitamin D 0 20 Powdered milk
Iron 0.02 0.47 Powdered milk
Calcium 24 912 Powdered milk
Potassium 24 1330 Powdered milk
Magnesium 2 85 Powdered milk
Sugar 0.06 38.42 Butter
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.016 0.08 Powdered milk
Zinc 0.09 3.34 Powdered milk
Starch
Phosphorus 24 776 Powdered milk
Sodium 11 371 Butter
Vitamin A 2499 934 Butter
Vitamin E 2.32 0.58 Butter
Vitamin D 0 0.5 Powdered milk
Vitamin B1 0.005 0.283 Powdered milk
Vitamin B2 0.034 1.205 Powdered milk
Vitamin B3 0.042 0.646 Powdered milk
Vitamin B5 0.11 2.271 Powdered milk
Vitamin B6 0.003 0.302 Powdered milk
Vitamin B12 0.17 3.25 Powdered milk
Vitamin K 7 2.2 Butter
Folate 3 37 Powdered milk
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 50.489 16.742 Powdered milk
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43 7.924 Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01 0.665 Butter
Tryptophan 0.012 0.371 Powdered milk
Threonine 0.038 1.188 Powdered milk
Isoleucine 0.051 1.592 Powdered milk
Leucine 0.083 2.578 Powdered milk
Lysine 0.067 2.087 Powdered milk
Methionine 0.021 0.66 Powdered milk
Phenylalanine 0.041 1.271 Powdered milk
Valine 0.057 1.762 Powdered milk
Histidine 0.023 0.714 Powdered milk
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173430/nutrients
  2. Powdered milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173454/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.