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Egg vs Whey - 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
Egg
6
:
2
Whey
Contains more Iron +1883.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +49900%
Contains more Zinc +707.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +273.9%
Contains more Potassium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -56.5%
Equal in Calcium - 47
Contains more Iron +1883.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +49900%
Contains more Zinc +707.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +273.9%
Contains more Potassium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -56.5%
Equal in Calcium - 47

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
Egg
10
:
2
Whey
Contains more Vitamin A +4233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +224.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +265%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +290.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +296.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate, total +4300%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +4233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +224.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +265%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +290.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +296.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate, total +4300%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.6%

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
28
Egg
5
Whey
Mineral Summary Score
55
Egg
7
Whey

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
75%
Egg
5%
Whey
Carbohydrates
1%
Egg
5%
Whey
Fats
49%
Egg
2%
Whey

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.
Egg Whey
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Egg Whey
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Whey
Whey is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 371mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Whey
Whey contains less Sodium (difference - 70mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Whey
Whey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.037g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Egg
Egg contains less Sugars (difference - 4.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Egg
Egg is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is cheaper?
Egg
Egg is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Egg
Egg is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Egg
Egg is relatively richer in vitamins

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 Egg Whey Opinion
Calories 155 27 Egg
Protein 12.58 0.85 Egg
Fats 10.61 0.36 Egg
Vitamin C 0 0.1 Whey
Carbs 1.12 5.14 Whey
Cholesterol 373 2 Whey
Vitamin D 87 Egg
Iron 1.19 0.06 Egg
Calcium 50 47 Egg
Potassium 126 161 Whey
Magnesium 10 8 Egg
Sugars 1.12 5.14 Whey
Fiber 0 0
Copper 2 0.004 Egg
Zinc 1.05 0.13 Egg
Starch
Phosphorus 172 46 Egg
Sodium 124 54 Whey
Vitamin A 520 12 Egg
Vitamin E 1.03 0 Egg
Vitamin D 2.2 Egg
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.036 Egg
Vitamin B2 0.513 0.158 Egg
Vitamin B3 0.064 0.074 Whey
Vitamin B5 1.398 0.383 Egg
Vitamin B6 0.121 0.031 Egg
Vitamin B12 1.11 0.28 Egg
Vitamin K 0.3 0 Egg
Folate, total 44 1 Egg
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.267 0.23 Whey
Monounsaturated Fat 4.077 0.1 Egg
Polyunsaturated fat 1.414 0.011 Egg
Tryptophan 0.153 0.013 Egg
Threonine 0.604 0.054 Egg
Isoleucine 0.686 0.047 Egg
Leucine 1.075 0.078 Egg
Lysine 0.904 0.068 Egg
Methionine 0.392 0.016 Egg
Phenylalanine 0.668 0.027 Egg
Valine 0.767 0.046 Egg
Histidine 0.298 0.016 Egg
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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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Egg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173424/nutrients
  2. Whey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171282/nutrients

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