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Milk vs. Honey — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Milk and Honey different?

  • Milk is higher than Honey in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B5.
  • Milk covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 20% more than Honey.

Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D and Honey 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.
Milk
6
:
4
Honey
Contains more Calcium +1983.3%
Contains more Magnesium +450%
Contains more Phosphorus +2275%
Contains more Potassium +188.5%
Contains more Zinc +90.9%
Contains more Selenium +312.5%
Contains more Iron +1300%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Copper +260%
Contains more Manganese +2566.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 38% 2% 8% 41% 14% 6% 12% 4% 1% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 16% 2% 2% 5% 1% 6% 12% 11% 5%
Contains more Calcium +1983.3%
Contains more Magnesium +450%
Contains more Phosphorus +2275%
Contains more Potassium +188.5%
Contains more Zinc +90.9%
Contains more Selenium +312.5%
Contains more Iron +1300%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Copper +260%
Contains more Manganese +2566.7%

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.
Milk
11
:
2
Honey
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +386.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +430.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.2%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +704.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 12% 1% 36% 0% 5% 43% 2% 22% 9% 4% 59% 10% 1%
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% 2% 0% 9% 3% 5% 6% 2% 0% 2% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +386.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +430.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.2%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +704.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Milk
4
:
1
Honey
Contains more Protein +1023.3%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +425.8%
Contains more Other +275%
Contains more Carbs +1551.3%
3% 5% 90%
Protein: 3.37 g
Fats: 0.97 g
Carbs: 4.99 g
Water: 89.92 g
Other: 0.75 g
82% 17%
Protein: 0.3 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 82.4 g
Water: 17.1 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Protein +1023.3%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +425.8%
Contains more Other +275%
Contains more Carbs +1551.3%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Milk
1
:
5
Honey
Contains more Lactose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +∞%
100%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 5.2 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
44% 50% 2% 4%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.89 g
Glucose: 35.75 g
Fructose: 40.94 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 1.44 g
Galactose: 3.1 g
Contains more Lactose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Galactose +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milk Honey Opinion
Net carbs 4.99g 82.2g Honey
Protein 3.37g 0.3g Milk
Fats 0.97g 0g Milk
Carbs 4.99g 82.4g Honey
Calories 42kcal 304kcal Honey
Fructose 0g 40.94g Honey
Sugar 5.2g 82.12g Milk
Fiber 0g 0.2g Honey
Calcium 125mg 6mg Milk
Iron 0.03mg 0.42mg Honey
Magnesium 11mg 2mg Milk
Phosphorus 95mg 4mg Milk
Potassium 150mg 52mg Milk
Sodium 44mg 4mg Honey
Zinc 0.42mg 0.22mg Milk
Copper 0.01mg 0.036mg Honey
Manganese 0.003mg 0.08mg Honey
Selenium 3.3µg 0.8µg Milk
Vitamin A 196IU 0IU Milk
Vitamin A RAE 58µg 0µg Milk
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0mg Milk
Vitamin D 48IU 0IU Milk
Vitamin D 1.2µg 0µg Milk
Vitamin C 0mg 0.5mg Honey
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0mg Milk
Vitamin B2 0.185mg 0.038mg Milk
Vitamin B3 0.093mg 0.121mg Honey
Vitamin B5 0.361mg 0.068mg Milk
Vitamin B6 0.037mg 0.024mg Milk
Folate 5µg 2µg Milk
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 0µg Milk
Choline 17.7mg 2.2mg Milk
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Milk
Tryptophan 0.043mg 0.004mg Milk
Threonine 0.143mg 0.004mg Milk
Isoleucine 0.174mg 0.008mg Milk
Leucine 0.319mg 0.01mg Milk
Lysine 0.282mg 0.008mg Milk
Methionine 0.088mg 0.001mg Milk
Phenylalanine 0.174mg 0.011mg Milk
Valine 0.22mg 0.009mg Milk
Histidine 0.101mg 0.001mg Milk
Cholesterol 5mg 0mg Honey
Saturated Fat 0.633g 0g Honey
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277g 0g Milk
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035g 0g Milk
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.027g Milk
Omega-3 - ALA 0.004g Milk

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Milk Honey
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
15%
Milk
2%
Honey
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
14%
Milk
6%
Honey

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Milk
Milk is lower in Sugar (difference - 76.92g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Milk
Milk is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Milk
Milk is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Milk
Milk is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Honey
Honey contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Honey
Honey is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Honey
Honey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.633g)

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. Milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170872/nutrients
  2. Honey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169640/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.