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Buttermilk vs Chocolate milk - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Buttermilk and Chocolate milk

  • The amount of Vitamin D, and Copper in Chocolate milk is higher than in Buttermilk.
  • Chocolate milk has 3 times less Sodium than Buttermilk. Buttermilk has 190mg of Sodium, while Chocolate milk has 60mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Milk, buttermilk, fluid, cultured, lowfat and Milk, chocolate, fluid, commercial, whole, with added vitamin A and vitamin D.

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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 Iron +380%
Contains more Potassium +10.6%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Copper +490.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.5%
Contains less Sodium -68.4%
Equal in Calcium - 112
Equal in Zinc - 0.41
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2% 35% 14% 8% 4% 12% 39% 25%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 34% 15% 10% 22% 12% 44% 8%
Contains more Iron +380%
Contains more Potassium +10.6%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Copper +490.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.5%
Contains less Sodium -68.4%
Equal in Calcium - 112
Equal in Zinc - 0.41

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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Contains more Vitamin C +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +108.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Vitamin C - 0.9
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.037
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.162
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.295
Equal in Folate - 5
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 3% 1% 0% 9% 36% 2% 17% 8% 28% 1% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 6% 2% 39% 10% 38% 3% 18% 10% 42% 1% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +108.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Vitamin C - 0.9
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.037
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.162
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.295
Equal in Folate - 5

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
14
Chocolate milk
Mineral Summary Score
17
Buttermilk
19
Chocolate 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
20%
Buttermilk
19%
Chocolate milk
Carbohydrates
5%
Buttermilk
10%
Chocolate milk
Fats
4%
Buttermilk
16%
Chocolate 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.
Buttermilk Chocolate milk
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals Equal

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Buttermilk Chocolate milk
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate milk
Chocolate milk contains less Sodium (difference - 130mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate milk
Chocolate milk is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate milk
Chocolate milk is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chocolate milk
Chocolate milk is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.75g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.556g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Buttermilk Chocolate milk Opinion
Calories 40 83 Chocolate milk
Protein 3.31 3.17 Buttermilk
Fats 0.88 3.39 Chocolate milk
Vitamin C 1 0.9 Buttermilk
Carbs 4.79 10.34 Chocolate milk
Cholesterol 4 12 Buttermilk
Vitamin D 1 51 Chocolate milk
Iron 0.05 0.24 Chocolate milk
Calcium 116 112 Buttermilk
Potassium 151 167 Chocolate milk
Magnesium 11 13 Chocolate milk
Sugar 4.79 9.54 Buttermilk
Fiber 0 0.8 Chocolate milk
Copper 0.011 0.065 Chocolate milk
Zinc 0.42 0.41 Buttermilk
Starch
Phosphorus 89 101 Chocolate milk
Sodium 190 60 Chocolate milk
Vitamin A 47 98 Chocolate milk
Vitamin E 0.05 0.07 Chocolate milk
Vitamin D 0 1.3 Chocolate milk
Vitamin B1 0.034 0.037 Chocolate milk
Vitamin B2 0.154 0.162 Chocolate milk
Vitamin B3 0.058 0.125 Chocolate milk
Vitamin B5 0.275 0.295 Chocolate milk
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.04 Chocolate milk
Vitamin B12 0.22 0.33 Chocolate milk
Vitamin K 0.1 0.3 Chocolate milk
Folate 5 5
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.548 2.104 Buttermilk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.254 0.99 Chocolate milk
Polyunsaturated fat 0.033 0.124 Chocolate milk
Tryptophan 0.042 0.041 Buttermilk
Threonine 0.141 0.135 Buttermilk
Isoleucine 0.171 0.164 Buttermilk
Leucine 0.313 0.3 Buttermilk
Lysine 0.277 0.265 Buttermilk
Methionine 0.087 0.083 Buttermilk
Phenylalanine 0.171 0.164 Buttermilk
Valine 0.217 0.208 Buttermilk
Histidine 0.1 0.096 Buttermilk
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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. Buttermilk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170874/nutrients
  2. Chocolate milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170879/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.