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Milk vs Chocolate milk - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Milk and Chocolate milk

  • Milk has more Vitamin B12, however Chocolate milk has more Copper.
  • Milk is lower in Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D and Milk, chocolate, fluid, commercial, whole, with added vitamin A and vitamin D.

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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 Calcium +11.6%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Potassium +11.3%
Contains more Copper +550%
Equal in Phosphorus - 101
Equal in Zinc - 0.41
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 38% 2% 8% 41% 14% 6% 12% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 9% 10% 44% 15% 8% 12% 22%
Contains more Calcium +11.6%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Potassium +11.3%
Contains more Copper +550%
Equal in Phosphorus - 101
Equal in Zinc - 0.41

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
4
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Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +42.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +600%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.3
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.04
Equal in Folate - 5
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 6% 2% 39% 3% 10% 38% 3% 18% 10% 4% 42% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +42.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +600%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.3
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.04
Equal in Folate - 5

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 Chocolate milk
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milk Chocolate milk Opinion
Net carbs 4.99g 9.54g Chocolate milk
Protein 3.37g 3.17g Milk
Fats 0.97g 3.39g Chocolate milk
Carbs 4.99g 10.34g Chocolate milk
Calories 42kcal 83kcal Chocolate milk
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Milk
Sugar 5.2g 9.54g Milk
Fiber 0g 0.8g Chocolate milk
Calcium 125mg 112mg Milk
Iron 0.03mg 0.24mg Chocolate milk
Magnesium 11mg 13mg Chocolate milk
Phosphorus 95mg 101mg Chocolate milk
Potassium 150mg 167mg Chocolate milk
Sodium 44mg 60mg Milk
Zinc 0.42mg 0.41mg Milk
Copper 0.01mg 0.065mg Chocolate milk
Vitamin A 196IU 98IU Milk
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.07mg Chocolate milk
Vitamin D 48IU 51IU Chocolate milk
Vitamin D 1.2µg 1.3µg Chocolate milk
Vitamin C 0mg 0.9mg Chocolate milk
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.037mg Chocolate milk
Vitamin B2 0.185mg 0.162mg Milk
Vitamin B3 0.093mg 0.125mg Chocolate milk
Vitamin B5 0.361mg 0.295mg Milk
Vitamin B6 0.037mg 0.04mg Chocolate milk
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 0.33µg Milk
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.3µg Chocolate milk
Tryptophan 0.043mg 0.041mg Milk
Threonine 0.143mg 0.135mg Milk
Isoleucine 0.174mg 0.164mg Milk
Leucine 0.319mg 0.3mg Milk
Lysine 0.282mg 0.265mg Milk
Methionine 0.088mg 0.083mg Milk
Phenylalanine 0.174mg 0.164mg Milk
Valine 0.22mg 0.208mg Milk
Histidine 0.101mg 0.096mg Milk
Cholesterol 5mg 12mg Milk
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.633g 2.104g Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277g 0.99g Chocolate milk
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035g 0.124g Chocolate milk

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Milk Chocolate milk
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
14
Chocolate milk
Mineral Summary Score
15
Milk
19
Chocolate milk

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
19%
Chocolate milk
Carbohydrates
5%
Milk
10%
Chocolate milk
Fats
4%
Milk
16%
Chocolate milk

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Milk
Milk is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Milk
Milk contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Milk
Milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milk
Milk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.471g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Milk
Milk is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chocolate milk
Chocolate milk is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170872/nutrients
  2. Chocolate milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170879/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.