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Parmigiano-Reggiano vs Milk - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Parmigiano-Reggiano and Milk?

  • Milk has less Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, and Vitamin B2 than Parmigiano-Reggiano.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano's daily need coverage for Calcium is 98% higher.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano has 35 times more Sodium than Milk. Parmigiano-Reggiano has 1529mg of Sodium, while Milk has 44mg.

We used Cheese, parmesan, dry grated, reduced fat and Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D types in this 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
Contains more Calcium +787.2%
Contains more Iron +2900%
Contains more Magnesium +245.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +667.4%
Contains more Zinc +821.4%
Contains more Copper +2280%
Contains more Potassium +20%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 333% 34% 28% 313% 12% 200% 106% 80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 38% 2% 8% 41% 14% 6% 12% 4%
Contains more Calcium +787.2%
Contains more Iron +2900%
Contains more Magnesium +245.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +667.4%
Contains more Zinc +821.4%
Contains more Copper +2280%
Contains more Potassium +20%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%

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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Milk
Contains more Vitamin A +208.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +162.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +380.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1600%
Contains more Vitamin D +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 37% 4% 12% 0% 8% 113% 3% 20% 12% 8% 283% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 1% 36% 0% 5% 43% 2% 22% 9% 4% 59% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +208.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +162.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +380.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1600%
Contains more Vitamin D +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%

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.
Parmigiano-Reggiano Milk
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 ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parmigiano-Reggiano Milk Opinion
Net carbs 1.37g 4.99g Milk
Protein 20g 3.37g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fats 20g 0.97g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Carbs 1.37g 4.99g Milk
Calories 265kcal 42kcal Parmigiano-Reggiano
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Milk
Sugar 0g 5.2g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 1109mg 125mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Iron 0.9mg 0.03mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Magnesium 38mg 11mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phosphorus 729mg 95mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 125mg 150mg Milk
Sodium 1529mg 44mg Milk
Zinc 3.87mg 0.42mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Copper 0.238mg 0.01mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin A 605IU 196IU Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.01mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 15IU 48IU Milk
Vitamin D 0.4µg 1.2µg Milk
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.02mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B2 0.486mg 0.185mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B3 0.114mg 0.093mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B5 0.325mg 0.361mg Milk
Vitamin B6 0.049mg 0.037mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Folate 10µg 5µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B12 2.26µg 0.47µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin K 1.7µg 0.1µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Tryptophan 0.24mg 0.043mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Threonine 1.519mg 0.143mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Isoleucine 1.2mg 0.174mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Leucine 2.983mg 0.319mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lysine 2.459mg 0.282mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Methionine 0.369mg 0.088mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phenylalanine 1.604mg 0.174mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Valine 1.498mg 0.22mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Histidine 0.752mg 0.101mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Cholesterol 88mg 5mg Milk
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 13.317g 0.633g Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 6.098g 0.277g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Polyunsaturated fat 0.462g 0.035g Parmigiano-Reggiano

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Parmigiano-Reggiano 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
42
Parmigiano-Reggiano
16
Milk
Mineral Summary Score
138
Parmigiano-Reggiano
15
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
120%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
20%
Milk
Carbohydrates
1%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
5%
Milk
Fats
92%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
4%
Milk

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Milk
Milk contains less Sodium (difference - 1485mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Milk
Milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 83mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milk
Milk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.684g)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $2.6)

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. Parmigiano-Reggiano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173452/nutrients
  2. Milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170872/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.