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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
Milk
3
:
Contains more Calcium +11.6%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Potassium +11.3%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Copper +550%
Equal in Zinc - 0.41
Equal in Phosphorus - 101
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2% 38% 14% 8% 4% 12% 41% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 9% 34% 15% 10% 22% 12% 44% 8%
Contains more Calcium +11.6%
Contains less Sodium -26.7%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Potassium +11.3%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Copper +550%
Equal in Zinc - 0.41
Equal in Phosphorus - 101

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
:
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +600%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 12% 1% 36% 5% 43% 2% 22% 9% 59% 1% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 6% 2% 39% 10% 38% 3% 18% 10% 42% 1% 4%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +600%
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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Milk Chocolate milk
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Milk
Milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
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 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 - 4)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.