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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
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains more Zinc +32.7%
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -23.8%
Contains more Copper +30.4%
Equal in Calcium - 131
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 4% 10% 45% 18% 11% 19% 8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 40% 8% 9% 50% 16% 8% 15% 10%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains more Zinc +32.7%
Contains more Iron +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -23.8%
Contains more Copper +30.4%
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 A +39.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +250%
Contains more Vitamin C +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.5%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.048
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 26% 6% 6% 2% 11% 56% 3% 35% 12% 4% 49% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 36% 13% 21% 3% 13% 42% 2% 31% 12% 7% 63% 3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +39.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +250%
Contains more Vitamin C +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.5%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.048

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ice cream Soft serve Opinion
Net carbs 22.9g 21.5g Ice cream
Protein 3.5g 4.1g Soft serve
Fats 11g 13g Soft serve
Carbs 23.6g 22.2g Ice cream
Calories 207kcal 222kcal Soft serve
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 21.22g 21.16g Soft serve
Fiber 0.7g 0.7g
Calcium 128mg 131mg Soft serve
Iron 0.09mg 0.21mg Soft serve
Magnesium 14mg 12mg Ice cream
Phosphorus 105mg 116mg Soft serve
Potassium 199mg 177mg Ice cream
Sodium 80mg 61mg Soft serve
Zinc 0.69mg 0.52mg Ice cream
Copper 0.023mg 0.03mg Soft serve
Vitamin A 421IU 589IU Soft serve
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.61mg Soft serve
Vitamin D 8IU 29IU Soft serve
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0.7µg Soft serve
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0.8mg Soft serve
Vitamin B1 0.041mg 0.049mg Soft serve
Vitamin B2 0.24mg 0.182mg Ice cream
Vitamin B3 0.116mg 0.095mg Ice cream
Vitamin B5 0.581mg 0.506mg Ice cream
Vitamin B6 0.048mg 0.048mg
Folate 5µg 9µg Soft serve
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 0.5µg Soft serve
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.9µg Soft serve
Tryptophan 0.045mg 0.048mg Soft serve
Threonine 0.146mg 0.169mg Soft serve
Isoleucine 0.195mg 0.215mg Soft serve
Leucine 0.316mg 0.353mg Soft serve
Lysine 0.258mg 0.296mg Soft serve
Methionine 0.081mg 0.091mg Soft serve
Phenylalanine 0.157mg 0.176mg Soft serve
Valine 0.217mg 0.241mg Soft serve
Histidine 0.088mg 0.099mg Soft serve
Cholesterol 44mg 91mg Ice cream
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.79g 7.46g Ice cream
Monounsaturated Fat 2.969g 3.49g Soft serve
Polyunsaturated fat 0.452g 0.46g Soft serve

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ice cream Soft serve
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

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.

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.