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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Powdered milk. While Butter has 684µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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 Calcium +3700%
Contains more Iron +2250%
Contains more Magnesium +4150%
Contains more Phosphorus +3133.3%
Contains more Potassium +5441.7%
Contains more Zinc +3611.1%
Contains more Copper +400%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 274% 18% 61% 333% 118% 49% 92% 27%
Contains less Sodium -97%
Contains more Calcium +3700%
Contains more Iron +2250%
Contains more Magnesium +4150%
Contains more Phosphorus +3133.3%
Contains more Potassium +5441.7%
Contains more Zinc +3611.1%
Contains more Copper +400%

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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

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 - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $0.6)

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.