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Dulce de Leche vs. Chocolate milk — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Dulce de Leche and Chocolate milk?

  • Dulce de Leche is higher in Vitamin B2, Calcium, Phosphorus, Choline, Vitamin B5, and Potassium, yet Chocolate milk is higher in Vitamin D, and Copper.
  • Dulce de Leche's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 19% more.
  • Dulce de Leche has 5 times more Choline than Chocolate milk. While Dulce de Leche has 89.1mg of Choline, Chocolate milk has only 17mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Chocolate milk is lower.

We used Dulce de Leche and Milk, chocolate, fluid, commercial, whole, with added vitamin A and vitamin D 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +124.1%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.1%
Contains more Potassium +109.6%
Contains more Zinc +92.7%
Contains more Selenium +42.1%
Contains more Iron +41.2%
Contains less Sodium -53.5%
Contains more Copper +1525%
Contains more Manganese +3750%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 76% 7% 16% 83% 31% 17% 22% 2% 1% 15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 34% 9% 10% 44% 15% 8% 12% 22% 11% 11%
Contains more Calcium +124.1%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +91.1%
Contains more Potassium +109.6%
Contains more Zinc +92.7%
Contains more Selenium +42.1%
Contains more Iron +41.2%
Contains less Sodium -53.5%
Contains more Copper +1525%
Contains more Manganese +3750%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +172.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.1%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Choline +424.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.33
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 17% 4% 6% 9% 4% 94% 4% 51% 4% 9% 39% 49% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 2% 39% 3% 10% 38% 3% 18% 10% 4% 42% 10% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +172.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +188.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.1%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Choline +424.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +131.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +150%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.33

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +115.8%
Contains more Fats +116.8%
Contains more Carbs +435.3%
Contains more Other +118.8%
Contains more Water +186.7%
7% 7% 55% 29% 2%
Protein: 6.84 g
Fats: 7.35 g
Carbs: 55.35 g
Water: 28.71 g
Other: 1.75 g
3% 3% 10% 82%
Protein: 3.17 g
Fats: 3.39 g
Carbs: 10.34 g
Water: 82.3 g
Other: 0.8 g
Contains more Protein +115.8%
Contains more Fats +116.8%
Contains more Carbs +435.3%
Contains more Other +118.8%
Contains more Water +186.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +116.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +202.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -53.6%
64% 30% 5%
Saturated Fat: 4.534 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.143 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.375 g
65% 31% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.104 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.99 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.124 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +116.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +202.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -53.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Dulce de Leche Chocolate milk
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Dulce de Leche Chocolate milk Opinion
Net carbs 55.35g 9.54g Dulce de Leche
Protein 6.84g 3.17g Dulce de Leche
Fats 7.35g 3.39g Dulce de Leche
Carbs 55.35g 10.34g Dulce de Leche
Calories 315kcal 83kcal Dulce de Leche
Fructose 0.32g Dulce de Leche
Sugar 49.74g 9.54g Chocolate milk
Fiber 0g 0.8g Chocolate milk
Calcium 251mg 112mg Dulce de Leche
Iron 0.17mg 0.24mg Chocolate milk
Magnesium 22mg 13mg Dulce de Leche
Phosphorus 193mg 101mg Dulce de Leche
Potassium 350mg 167mg Dulce de Leche
Sodium 129mg 60mg Chocolate milk
Zinc 0.79mg 0.41mg Dulce de Leche
Copper 0.004mg 0.065mg Chocolate milk
Manganese 0.002mg 0.077mg Chocolate milk
Selenium 2.7µg 1.9µg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin A 267IU 98IU Dulce de Leche
Vitamin A RAE 74µg 27µg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.07mg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin D 6IU 51IU Chocolate milk
Vitamin D 0.2µg 1.3µg Chocolate milk
Vitamin C 2.6mg 0.9mg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin B1 0.016mg 0.037mg Chocolate milk
Vitamin B2 0.405mg 0.162mg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin B3 0.21mg 0.125mg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin B5 0.835mg 0.295mg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin B6 0.016mg 0.04mg Chocolate milk
Folate 11µg 5µg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin B12 0.31µg 0.33µg Chocolate milk
Choline 89.1mg 17mg Dulce de Leche
Vitamin K 1.3µg 0.3µg Dulce de Leche
Tryptophan 0.041mg Chocolate milk
Threonine 0.135mg Chocolate milk
Isoleucine 0.164mg Chocolate milk
Leucine 0.3mg Chocolate milk
Lysine 0.265mg Chocolate milk
Methionine 0.083mg Chocolate milk
Phenylalanine 0.164mg Chocolate milk
Valine 0.208mg Chocolate milk
Histidine 0.096mg Chocolate milk
Cholesterol 29mg 12mg Chocolate milk
Trans Fat 0.364g Chocolate milk
Saturated Fat 4.534g 2.104g Chocolate milk
Omega-3 - EPA 0.004g 0g Dulce de Leche
Omega-3 - DPA 0.009g 0g Dulce de Leche
Monounsaturated Fat 2.143g 0.99g Dulce de Leche
Polyunsaturated fat 0.375g 0.124g Dulce de Leche
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.001g Dulce de Leche
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.131g Dulce de Leche
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.002g Dulce de Leche
Omega-3 - ALA 0.05g Dulce de Leche
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Dulce de Leche
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.005g Dulce de Leche

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Dulce de Leche Chocolate milk
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
22%
Dulce de Leche
14%
Chocolate milk
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
27%
Dulce de Leche
17%
Chocolate milk

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chocolate milk
Chocolate milk is lower in Sugar (difference - 40.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chocolate milk
Chocolate milk contains less Sodium (difference - 69mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chocolate milk
Chocolate milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chocolate milk
Chocolate milk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.43g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate milk
Chocolate milk is cheaper (difference - $1.4)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Dulce de Leche - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173461/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.

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