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Buttermilk vs Yogurt - 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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5
Yogurt
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Copper +54.5%
Contains more Zinc +23.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.7%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Equal in Calcium - 110
Equal in Potassium - 141
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Copper +54.5%
Contains more Zinc +23.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.7%
Contains less Sodium -81.1%
Equal in Calcium - 110
Equal in Potassium - 141
Equal in Magnesium - 11

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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6
Yogurt
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1075%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +240.9%
Contains more Folate, total +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1075%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +240.9%
Contains more Folate, total +40%

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
9
Yogurt
Mineral Summary Score
15
Buttermilk
14
Yogurt

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
61%
Yogurt
Carbohydrates
5%
Buttermilk
4%
Yogurt
Fats
4%
Buttermilk
2%
Yogurt

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 Yogurt
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
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Buttermilk Yogurt
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 Sugars?
Yogurt
Yogurt contains less Sugars (difference - 1.55g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Yogurt
Yogurt contains less Sodium (difference - 154mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Yogurt
Yogurt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.431g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Yogurt Opinion
Calories 40 59 Yogurt
Protein 3.31 10.19 Yogurt
Fats 0.88 0.39 Buttermilk
Vitamin C 1 0 Buttermilk
Carbs 4.79 3.6 Buttermilk
Cholesterol 4 5 Buttermilk
Vitamin D 1 0 Buttermilk
Iron 0.05 0.07 Yogurt
Calcium 116 110 Buttermilk
Potassium 151 141 Buttermilk
Magnesium 11 11
Sugars 4.79 3.24 Buttermilk
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.011 0.017 Yogurt
Zinc 0.42 0.52 Yogurt
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Phosphorus 89 135 Yogurt
Sodium 190 36 Yogurt
Vitamin A 47 4 Buttermilk
Vitamin E 0.05 0.01 Buttermilk
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.034 0.023 Buttermilk
Vitamin B2 0.154 0.278 Yogurt
Vitamin B3 0.058 0.208 Yogurt
Vitamin B5 0.275 0.331 Yogurt
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.063 Yogurt
Vitamin B12 0.22 0.75 Yogurt
Vitamin K 0.1 0 Buttermilk
Folate, total 5 7 Yogurt
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.006 Buttermilk
Saturated Fat 0.548 0.117 Yogurt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.254 0.053 Buttermilk
Polyunsaturated fat 0.033 0.012 Buttermilk
Tryptophan 0.042 Buttermilk
Threonine 0.141 Buttermilk
Isoleucine 0.171 Buttermilk
Leucine 0.313 Buttermilk
Lysine 0.277 Buttermilk
Methionine 0.087 Buttermilk
Phenylalanine 0.171 Buttermilk
Valine 0.217 Buttermilk
Histidine 0.1 Buttermilk
Fructose 0 Yogurt

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. Yogurt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170894/nutrients

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