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Frozen yogurt vs. Ice cream — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Frozen yogurt and Ice cream

  • Frozen yogurt has less Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Ice cream's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 22% more.
  • Frozen yogurt is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Frozen yogurts, flavors other than chocolate and Ice creams, vanilla.

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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 Iron +411.1%
Contains less Sodium -21.3%
Contains more Calcium +28%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +18%
Contains more Potassium +27.6%
Contains more Zinc +146.4%
Contains more Copper +155.6%
Equal in Selenium - 1.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 30% 18% 8% 39% 14% 9% 8% 3% 0% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 39% 4% 10% 45% 18% 11% 19% 8% 2% 10%
Contains more Iron +411.1%
Contains less Sodium -21.3%
Contains more Calcium +28%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +18%
Contains more Potassium +27.6%
Contains more Zinc +146.4%
Contains more Copper +155.6%
Equal in Selenium - 1.8

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 C +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +139.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +457.1%
Contains more Choline +12.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.041
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 11% 2% 3% 3% 10% 42% 2% 0% 10% 3% 9% 13% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 26% 6% 6% 2% 11% 56% 3% 35% 12% 4% 49% 15% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +139.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +457.1%
Contains more Choline +12.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.041
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +16.7%
Contains more Protein +16.7%
Contains more Fats +205.6%
Contains more Other +50%
Equal in Carbs - 23.6
3% 4% 22% 71%
Protein: 3 g
Fats: 3.6 g
Carbs: 21.6 g
Water: 71.2 g
Other: 0.6 g
4% 11% 24% 61%
Protein: 3.5 g
Fats: 11 g
Carbs: 23.6 g
Water: 61 g
Other: 0.9 g
Contains more Water +16.7%
Contains more Protein +16.7%
Contains more Fats +205.6%
Contains more Other +50%
Equal in Carbs - 23.6

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +201.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +352%
68% 29% 3%
Saturated Fat: 2.326 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.986 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1 g
66% 29% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.969 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.452 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +201.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +352%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Frozen yogurt Ice cream
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Frozen yogurt Ice cream Opinion
Net carbs 21.6g 22.9g Ice cream
Protein 3g 3.5g Ice cream
Fats 3.6g 11g Ice cream
Carbs 21.6g 23.6g Ice cream
Calories 127kcal 207kcal Ice cream
Sugar 19.92g 21.22g Frozen yogurt
Fiber 0g 0.7g Ice cream
Calcium 100mg 128mg Ice cream
Iron 0.46mg 0.09mg Frozen yogurt
Magnesium 10mg 14mg Ice cream
Phosphorus 89mg 105mg Ice cream
Potassium 156mg 199mg Ice cream
Sodium 63mg 80mg Frozen yogurt
Zinc 0.28mg 0.69mg Ice cream
Copper 0.009mg 0.023mg Ice cream
Manganese 0.008mg Ice cream
Selenium 1.9µg 1.8µg Frozen yogurt
Vitamin A 176IU 421IU Ice cream
Vitamin A RAE 49µg 118µg Ice cream
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.3mg Ice cream
Vitamin D 3IU 8IU Ice cream
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.2µg Ice cream
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0.6mg Frozen yogurt
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.041mg Ice cream
Vitamin B2 0.18mg 0.24mg Ice cream
Vitamin B3 0.07mg 0.116mg Ice cream
Vitamin B5 0.581mg Ice cream
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.048mg Ice cream
Folate 4µg 5µg Ice cream
Vitamin B12 0.07µg 0.39µg Ice cream
Choline 23.1mg 26mg Ice cream
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.3µg
Tryptophan 0.045mg Ice cream
Threonine 0.146mg Ice cream
Isoleucine 0.195mg Ice cream
Leucine 0.316mg Ice cream
Lysine 0.258mg Ice cream
Methionine 0.081mg Ice cream
Phenylalanine 0.157mg Ice cream
Valine 0.217mg Ice cream
Histidine 0.088mg Ice cream
Cholesterol 13mg 44mg Frozen yogurt
Saturated Fat 2.326g 6.79g Frozen yogurt
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.003g Ice cream
Monounsaturated Fat 0.986g 2.969g Ice cream
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1g 0.452g Ice cream

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Frozen yogurt Ice cream
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
8%
Frozen yogurt
17%
Ice cream
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Frozen yogurt
16%
Ice cream

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Ice cream
Ice cream is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ice cream
Ice cream is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Frozen yogurt
Frozen yogurt is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Frozen yogurt
Frozen yogurt contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Frozen yogurt
Frozen yogurt is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Frozen yogurt
Frozen yogurt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.464g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Frozen yogurt
Frozen yogurt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Frozen yogurt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168105/nutrients
  2. Ice cream - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167575/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.