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Milk vs Buttermilk - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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
Milk
3
:
Contains less Sodium -76.8%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Equal in Calcium - 116
Equal in Potassium - 151
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Copper - 0.011
Equal in Zinc - 0.42
Equal in Phosphorus - 89
Contains less Sodium -76.8%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Equal in Calcium - 116
Equal in Potassium - 151
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Copper - 0.011
Equal in Zinc - 0.42
Equal in Phosphorus - 89

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
Milk
7
:
Contains more Vitamin D +4700%
Contains more Vitamin A +317%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +113.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.034
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
Contains more Vitamin D +4700%
Contains more Vitamin A +317%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +113.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.034
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
11
Milk
6
Buttermilk
Mineral Summary Score
13
Milk
15
Buttermilk

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 the food
Protein
20%
Milk
20%
Buttermilk
Carbohydrates
5%
Milk
5%
Buttermilk
Fats
4%
Milk
4%
Buttermilk

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Milk Buttermilk
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Milk Buttermilk
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 contains less Sodium?
Milk
Milk contains less Sodium (difference - 146mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Milk
Milk is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk contains less Sugars (difference - 0.41g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.085g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Milk Buttermilk Opinion
Calories 42 40 Milk
Protein 3.37 3.31 Milk
Fats 0.97 0.88 Milk
Vitamin C 0 1 Buttermilk
Carbs 4.99 4.79 Milk
Cholesterol 5 4 Buttermilk
Vitamin D 48 1 Milk
Iron 0.03 0.05 Buttermilk
Calcium 125 116 Milk
Potassium 150 151 Buttermilk
Magnesium 11 11
Sugars 5.2 4.79 Milk
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.01 0.011 Buttermilk
Zinc 0.42 0.42
Starch
Phosphorus 95 89 Milk
Sodium 44 190 Milk
Vitamin A 196 47 Milk
Vitamin E 0.01 0.05 Buttermilk
Vitamin D 1.2 0 Milk
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.034 Buttermilk
Vitamin B2 0.185 0.154 Milk
Vitamin B3 0.093 0.058 Milk
Vitamin B5 0.361 0.275 Milk
Vitamin B6 0.037 0.034 Milk
Vitamin B12 0.47 0.22 Milk
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.633 0.548 Buttermilk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277 0.254 Milk
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035 0.033 Milk
Tryptophan 0.043 0.042 Milk
Threonine 0.143 0.141 Milk
Isoleucine 0.174 0.171 Milk
Leucine 0.319 0.313 Milk
Lysine 0.282 0.277 Milk
Methionine 0.088 0.087 Milk
Phenylalanine 0.174 0.171 Milk
Valine 0.22 0.217 Milk
Histidine 0.101 0.1 Milk
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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