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Buttermilk 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
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3
Milk
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -76.8%
Equal in Calcium - 125
Equal in Potassium - 150
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Copper - 0.01
Equal in Zinc - 0.42
Equal in Phosphorus - 95
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains less Sodium -76.8%
Equal in Calcium - 125
Equal in Potassium - 150
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Copper - 0.01
Equal in Zinc - 0.42
Equal in Phosphorus - 95

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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7
Milk
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70%
Contains more Vitamin A +317%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +113.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.037
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Equal in Folate, total - 5
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70%
Contains more Vitamin A +317%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +113.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.037
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Equal in Folate, total - 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
6
Buttermilk
10
Milk
Mineral Summary Score
15
Buttermilk
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
20%
Buttermilk
20%
Milk
Carbohydrates
5%
Buttermilk
5%
Milk
Fats
4%
Buttermilk
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.
Buttermilk Milk
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Buttermilk 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 contains less Sodium?
Milk
Milk contains less Sodium (difference - 146mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Milk
Milk is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk contains less Sugars (difference - 0.41g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.085g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Buttermilk Milk Opinion
Calories 40 42 Milk
Protein 3.31 3.37 Milk
Fats 0.88 0.97 Milk
Vitamin C 1 0 Buttermilk
Carbs 4.79 4.99 Milk
Cholesterol 4 5 Buttermilk
Vitamin D 1 48 Milk
Iron 0.05 0.03 Buttermilk
Calcium 116 125 Milk
Potassium 151 150 Buttermilk
Magnesium 11 11
Sugars 4.79 5.2 Milk
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.011 0.01 Buttermilk
Zinc 0.42 0.42
Starch
Phosphorus 89 95 Milk
Sodium 190 44 Milk
Vitamin A 47 196 Milk
Vitamin E 0.05 0.01 Buttermilk
Vitamin D 0 1.2 Milk
Vitamin B1 0.034 0.02 Buttermilk
Vitamin B2 0.154 0.185 Milk
Vitamin B3 0.058 0.093 Milk
Vitamin B5 0.275 0.361 Milk
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.037 Milk
Vitamin B12 0.22 0.47 Milk
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folate, total 5 5
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.548 0.633 Buttermilk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.254 0.277 Milk
Polyunsaturated fat 0.033 0.035 Milk
Tryptophan 0.042 0.043 Milk
Threonine 0.141 0.143 Milk
Isoleucine 0.171 0.174 Milk
Leucine 0.313 0.319 Milk
Lysine 0.277 0.282 Milk
Methionine 0.087 0.088 Milk
Phenylalanine 0.171 0.174 Milk
Valine 0.217 0.22 Milk
Histidine 0.1 0.101 Milk
Fructose 0 Milk

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170872/nutrients

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