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Buttermilk vs Cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Buttermilk and Cheese?

  • The amount of Calcium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Zinc, and Vitamin B2 in Cheese is higher than in Buttermilk.
  • Cheese's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 92% more.
  • Buttermilk has less Sodium.

We used Milk, buttermilk, fluid, cultured, lowfat and Cheese, cheddar 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 more Potassium +98.7%
Contains less Sodium -70.9%
Contains more Calcium +512.1%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Magnesium +145.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +411.2%
Contains more Zinc +766.7%
Contains more Copper +172.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 35% 2% 8% 39% 14% 25% 12% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 213% 6% 20% 195% 7% 86% 100% 10%
Contains more Potassium +98.7%
Contains less Sodium -70.9%
Contains more Calcium +512.1%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Magnesium +145.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +411.2%
Contains more Zinc +766.7%
Contains more Copper +172.7%

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
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10
Cheese
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +2542.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +1320%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +177.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.1%
Contains more Folate +440%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +400%
Contains more Vitamin K +2300%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.059
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 1% 0% 4% 9% 36% 2% 17% 8% 4% 28% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 75% 15% 18% 0% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 21% 138% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +2542.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +1320%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +177.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.1%
Contains more Folate +440%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +400%
Contains more Vitamin K +2300%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.059

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.
Buttermilk Cheese
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Buttermilk Cheese Opinion
Net carbs 4.79g 3.09g Buttermilk
Protein 3.31g 22.87g Cheese
Fats 0.88g 33.31g Cheese
Carbs 4.79g 3.09g Buttermilk
Calories 40kcal 404kcal Cheese
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Cheese
Sugar 4.79g 0.48g Cheese
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 116mg 710mg Cheese
Iron 0.05mg 0.14mg Cheese
Magnesium 11mg 27mg Cheese
Phosphorus 89mg 455mg Cheese
Potassium 151mg 76mg Buttermilk
Sodium 190mg 653mg Buttermilk
Zinc 0.42mg 3.64mg Cheese
Copper 0.011mg 0.03mg Cheese
Vitamin A 47IU 1242IU Cheese
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.71mg Cheese
Vitamin D 1IU 24IU Cheese
Vitamin D 0µg 0.6µg Cheese
Vitamin C 1mg 0mg Buttermilk
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.029mg Buttermilk
Vitamin B2 0.154mg 0.428mg Cheese
Vitamin B3 0.058mg 0.059mg Cheese
Vitamin B5 0.275mg 0.41mg Cheese
Vitamin B6 0.034mg 0.066mg Cheese
Folate 5µg 27µg Cheese
Vitamin B12 0.22µg 1.1µg Cheese
Vitamin K 0.1µg 2.4µg Cheese
Tryptophan 0.042mg 0.547mg Cheese
Threonine 0.141mg 1.044mg Cheese
Isoleucine 0.171mg 1.206mg Cheese
Leucine 0.313mg 1.939mg Cheese
Lysine 0.277mg 1.025mg Cheese
Methionine 0.087mg 0.547mg Cheese
Phenylalanine 0.171mg 1.074mg Cheese
Valine 0.217mg 1.404mg Cheese
Histidine 0.1mg 0.547mg Cheese
Cholesterol 4mg 99mg Buttermilk
Trans Fat g 0.917g Buttermilk
Saturated Fat 0.548g 18.867g Buttermilk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.254g 9.246g Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 0.033g 1.421g Cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Buttermilk Cheese
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
9
Buttermilk
35
Cheese
Mineral Summary Score
17
Buttermilk
79
Cheese

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
20%
Buttermilk
137%
Cheese
Carbohydrates
5%
Buttermilk
3%
Cheese
Fats
4%
Buttermilk
154%
Cheese

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.31g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
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
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk contains less Sodium (difference - 463mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 95mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.319g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)

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. Buttermilk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170874/nutrients
  2. Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/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.