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Ice pop vs. Ice cream — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ice pop and Ice cream different?

  • Ice pop is richer in Iron, while Ice cream is higher in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin A RAE, Calcium, Vitamin B5, and Potassium.
  • Ice cream covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 34% more than Ice pop.
  • Ice pop contains 6 times more Iron than Ice cream. Ice pop contains 0.54mg of Iron, while Ice cream contains 0.09mg.
  • Ice pop is lower in Saturated Fat.

Frozen novelties, ice type, pop and Ice creams, vanilla types were used 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 Iron +500%
Contains less Sodium -91.3%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +1300%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +1226.7%
Contains more Zinc +360%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +800%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 21% 1% 0% 2% 1% 5% 0% 0% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 39% 4% 10% 45% 18% 11% 19% 8% 2% 10%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains less Sodium -91.3%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +1300%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +1226.7%
Contains more Zinc +360%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Manganese +∞%
Contains more Selenium +800%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58000%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58000%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +32%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +4483.3%
Contains more Carbs +22.7%
Contains more Other +2150%
19% 80%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0.24 g
Carbs: 19.23 g
Water: 80.49 g
Other: 0.04 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 +32%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +4483.3%
Contains more Carbs +22.7%
Contains more Other +2150%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +5721.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2725%
16% 64% 20%
Saturated Fat: 0.013 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.051 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.016 g
66% 29% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.969 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.452 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +5721.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2725%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ice pop Ice cream Opinion
Net carbs 19.23g 22.9g Ice cream
Protein 0g 3.5g Ice cream
Fats 0.24g 11g Ice cream
Carbs 19.23g 23.6g Ice cream
Calories 79kcal 207kcal Ice cream
Fructose 2.72g Ice pop
Sugar 13.66g 21.22g Ice pop
Fiber 0g 0.7g Ice cream
Calcium 0mg 128mg Ice cream
Iron 0.54mg 0.09mg Ice pop
Magnesium 1mg 14mg Ice cream
Phosphorus 0mg 105mg Ice cream
Potassium 15mg 199mg Ice cream
Sodium 7mg 80mg Ice pop
Zinc 0.15mg 0.69mg Ice cream
Copper 0mg 0.023mg Ice cream
Manganese 0mg 0.008mg Ice cream
Selenium 0.2µg 1.8µg Ice cream
Vitamin A 0IU 421IU Ice cream
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 118µg Ice cream
Vitamin E 0mg 0.3mg Ice cream
Vitamin D 0IU 8IU Ice cream
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Ice cream
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0.6mg Ice pop
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.041mg Ice cream
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.24mg Ice cream
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.116mg Ice cream
Vitamin B5 0.001mg 0.581mg Ice cream
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.048mg Ice cream
Folate 0µg 5µg Ice cream
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.39µg Ice cream
Choline 0mg 26mg Ice cream
Vitamin K 0µg 0.3µg Ice cream
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 0mg 44mg Ice pop
Saturated Fat 0.013g 6.79g Ice pop
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.003g Ice cream
Monounsaturated Fat 0.051g 2.969g Ice cream
Polyunsaturated fat 0.016g 0.452g Ice cream

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ice pop 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
0%
Ice pop
17%
Ice cream
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
3%
Ice pop
16%
Ice cream

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ice pop
Ice pop is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.56g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ice pop
Ice pop contains less Sodium (difference - 73mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ice pop
Ice pop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ice pop
Ice pop is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.777g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ice pop
Ice pop is lower in glycemic index (difference - 62)
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 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. Ice pop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168813/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.