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Ice cream vs. Mousse — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Ice cream and Mousse?

  • Mousse is richer than Ice cream in Selenium, Copper, Iron, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Mousse's daily need coverage for Cholesterol is 32% more.

We used Ice creams, vanilla and Desserts, mousse, chocolate, prepared-from-recipe 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 +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +39.2%
Contains more Iron +511.1%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.4%
Contains less Sodium -52.5%
Contains more Copper +226.1%
Contains more Manganese +637.5%
Contains more Selenium +311.1%
Equal in Zinc - 0.64
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 38% 3.4% 10% 45% 18% 10% 19% 7.7% 1% 9.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 29% 21% 14% 50% 13% 5% 17% 25% 7.7% 40%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +39.2%
Contains more Iron +511.1%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.4%
Contains less Sodium -52.5%
Contains more Copper +226.1%
Contains more Manganese +637.5%
Contains more Selenium +311.1%
Equal in Zinc - 0.64

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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Mousse
Contains more Vitamin C +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +20.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +70%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +433.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.045
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.533
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 25% 6% 6% 2% 10% 55% 2.2% 35% 11% 3.8% 49% 14% 0.75%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 31% 10% 0% 0.33% 11% 47% 2.7% 32% 13% 11% 59% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +20.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +70%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +433.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.045
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.533

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +46.9%
Contains more Protein +18.3%
Contains more Fats +45.5%
Equal in Water - 62.94
Equal in Other - 0.85
4% 11% 24% 61%
Protein: 3.5 g
Fats: 11 g
Carbs: 23.6 g
Water: 61 g
Other: 0.9 g
4% 16% 16% 63%
Protein: 4.14 g
Fats: 16 g
Carbs: 16.07 g
Water: 62.94 g
Other: 0.85 g
Contains more Carbs +46.9%
Contains more Protein +18.3%
Contains more Fats +45.5%
Equal in Water - 62.94
Equal in Other - 0.85

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -25.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +69.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +94.5%
66% 29% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.969 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.452 g
61% 33% 6%
Saturated Fat: 9.151 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.027 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.879 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -25.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +69.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +94.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ice cream Mousse Opinion
Net carbs 22.9g 15.47g Ice cream
Protein 3.5g 4.14g Mousse
Fats 11g 16g Mousse
Carbs 23.6g 16.07g Ice cream
Calories 207kcal 225kcal Mousse
Sugar 21.22g 14.81g Mousse
Fiber 0.7g 0.6g Ice cream
Calcium 128mg 96mg Ice cream
Iron 0.09mg 0.55mg Mousse
Magnesium 14mg 20mg Mousse
Phosphorus 105mg 117mg Mousse
Potassium 199mg 143mg Ice cream
Sodium 80mg 38mg Mousse
Zinc 0.69mg 0.64mg Ice cream
Copper 0.023mg 0.075mg Mousse
Manganese 0.008mg 0.059mg Mousse
Selenium 1.8µg 7.4µg Mousse
Vitamin A 421IU 509IU Mousse
Vitamin A RAE 118µg 140µg Mousse
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.51mg Mousse
Vitamin D 8IU Ice cream
Vitamin D 0.2µg Ice cream
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0.1mg Ice cream
Vitamin B1 0.041mg 0.045mg Mousse
Vitamin B2 0.24mg 0.205mg Ice cream
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 0.146mg Mousse
Vitamin B5 0.581mg 0.533mg Ice cream
Vitamin B6 0.048mg 0.058mg Mousse
Folate 5µg 15µg Mousse
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 0.47µg Mousse
Choline 26mg Ice cream
Vitamin K 0.3µg 1.6µg Mousse
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 44mg 140mg Ice cream
Saturated Fat 6.79g 9.151g Ice cream
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.01g Mousse
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g 0.001g Ice cream
Monounsaturated Fat 2.969g 5.027g Mousse
Polyunsaturated fat 0.452g 0.879g Mousse

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ice cream Mousse
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
17%
Ice cream
17%
Mousse
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
16%
Ice cream
22%
Mousse

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mousse
Mousse is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.41g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mousse
Mousse contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mousse
Mousse is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ice cream
Ice cream is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 96mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ice cream
Ice cream is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.361g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ice cream
Ice cream is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Ice cream - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167575/nutrients
  2. Mousse - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168777/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.