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Milk vs Parmigiano-Reggiano - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Milk and Parmigiano-Reggiano?

  • Milk has less Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, and Vitamin B2 than Parmigiano-Reggiano.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano's daily need coverage for Calcium is 98% higher.
  • Milk contains less Cholesterol.

We used Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D and Cheese, parmesan, dry grated, reduced fat types in this 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
Contains more Potassium +20%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Calcium +787.2%
Contains more Iron +2900%
Contains more Magnesium +245.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +667.4%
Contains more Zinc +821.4%
Contains more Copper +2280%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 38% 2% 8% 41% 14% 6% 12% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 333% 34% 28% 313% 12% 200% 106% 80%
Contains more Potassium +20%
Contains less Sodium -97.1%
Contains more Calcium +787.2%
Contains more Iron +2900%
Contains more Magnesium +245.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +667.4%
Contains more Zinc +821.4%
Contains more Copper +2280%

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
2
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Contains more Vitamin D +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +208.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +162.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +380.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1600%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.325
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 1% 36% 0% 5% 43% 2% 22% 9% 4% 59% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 37% 4% 12% 0% 8% 113% 3% 20% 12% 8% 283% 5%
Contains more Vitamin D +200%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +208.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +162.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +380.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1600%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.325

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.
Milk Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milk Parmigiano-Reggiano Opinion
Net carbs 4.99g 1.37g Milk
Protein 3.37g 20g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fats 0.97g 20g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Carbs 4.99g 1.37g Milk
Calories 42kcal 265kcal Parmigiano-Reggiano
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Milk
Sugar 5.2g 0g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 125mg 1109mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Iron 0.03mg 0.9mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Magnesium 11mg 38mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phosphorus 95mg 729mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 150mg 125mg Milk
Sodium 44mg 1529mg Milk
Zinc 0.42mg 3.87mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Copper 0.01mg 0.238mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin A 196IU 605IU Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.17mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin D 48IU 15IU Milk
Vitamin D 1.2µg 0.4µg Milk
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.029mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B2 0.185mg 0.486mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B3 0.093mg 0.114mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B5 0.361mg 0.325mg Milk
Vitamin B6 0.037mg 0.049mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Folate 5µg 10µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 2.26µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin K 0.1µg 1.7µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Tryptophan 0.043mg 0.24mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Threonine 0.143mg 1.519mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Isoleucine 0.174mg 1.2mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Leucine 0.319mg 2.983mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lysine 0.282mg 2.459mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Methionine 0.088mg 0.369mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phenylalanine 0.174mg 1.604mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Valine 0.22mg 1.498mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Histidine 0.101mg 0.752mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Cholesterol 5mg 88mg Milk
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.633g 13.317g Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277g 6.098g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035g 0.462g Parmigiano-Reggiano

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Milk Parmigiano-Reggiano
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
16
Milk
42
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Mineral Summary Score
15
Milk
138
Parmigiano-Reggiano

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
20%
Milk
120%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Carbohydrates
5%
Milk
1%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fats
4%
Milk
92%
Parmigiano-Reggiano

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Milk
Milk contains less Sodium (difference - 1485mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Milk
Milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 83mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milk
Milk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.684g)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $2.6)

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. Milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170872/nutrients
  2. Parmigiano-Reggiano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173452/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.