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Ice cream vs Soft serve - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Ice cream and Soft serve

  • Soft serve's daily need coverage for Cholesterol is 16% higher.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Ice cream is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Ice creams, vanilla and Ice cream, soft serve, chocolate.

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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
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Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +32.7%
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Copper +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -23.8%
Equal in Calcium - 131
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 39% 18% 10% 8% 19% 45% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 40% 16% 9% 10% 15% 50% 8%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +32.7%
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Copper +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -23.8%
Equal in Calcium - 131

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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Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +39.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +80%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.048
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 26% 6% 6% 11% 56% 3% 35% 12% 49% 1% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 36% 13% 21% 13% 42% 2% 31% 12% 63% 3% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +39.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +80%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.048

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
17
Ice cream
20
Soft serve
Mineral Summary Score
19
Ice cream
19
Soft serve

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
21%
Ice cream
25%
Soft serve
Carbohydrates
24%
Ice cream
22%
Soft serve
Fats
51%
Ice cream
60%
Soft serve

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.
Ice cream Soft serve
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Ice cream Soft serve
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 Sugar?
Soft serve
Soft serve is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.059999999999999g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soft serve
Soft serve contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soft serve
Soft serve is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ice cream
Ice cream is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ice cream
Ice cream is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.67g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ice cream
Ice cream is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ice cream Soft serve Opinion
Calories 207 222 Soft serve
Protein 3.5 4.1 Soft serve
Fats 11 13 Soft serve
Vitamin C 0.6 0.8 Soft serve
Carbs 23.6 22.2 Ice cream
Cholesterol 44 91 Ice cream
Vitamin D 8 29 Soft serve
Iron 0.09 0.21 Soft serve
Calcium 128 131 Soft serve
Potassium 199 177 Ice cream
Magnesium 14 12 Ice cream
Sugar 21.22 21.16 Soft serve
Fiber 0.7 0.7
Copper 0.023 0.03 Soft serve
Zinc 0.69 0.52 Ice cream
Starch
Phosphorus 105 116 Soft serve
Sodium 80 61 Soft serve
Vitamin A 421 589 Soft serve
Vitamin E 0.3 0.61 Soft serve
Vitamin D 0.2 0.7 Soft serve
Vitamin B1 0.041 0.049 Soft serve
Vitamin B2 0.24 0.182 Ice cream
Vitamin B3 0.116 0.095 Ice cream
Vitamin B5 0.581 0.506 Ice cream
Vitamin B6 0.048 0.048
Vitamin B12 0.39 0.5 Soft serve
Vitamin K 0.3 0.9 Soft serve
Folate 5 9 Soft serve
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.79 7.46 Ice cream
Monounsaturated Fat 2.969 3.49 Soft serve
Polyunsaturated fat 0.452 0.46 Soft serve
Tryptophan 0.045 0.048 Soft serve
Threonine 0.146 0.169 Soft serve
Isoleucine 0.195 0.215 Soft serve
Leucine 0.316 0.353 Soft serve
Lysine 0.258 0.296 Soft serve
Methionine 0.081 0.091 Soft serve
Phenylalanine 0.157 0.176 Soft serve
Valine 0.217 0.241 Soft serve
Histidine 0.088 0.099 Soft serve
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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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ice cream - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167575/nutrients
  2. Soft serve - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173465/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.