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Milk vs Mayonnaise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Milk and Mayonnaise?

  • Milk is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin D, yet Mayonnaise is higher in Vitamin K, and Vitamin E .
  • Mayonnaise's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 136% more.
  • Milk has 16 times more Calcium than Mayonnaise. While Milk has 125mg of Calcium, Mayonnaise has only 8mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Milk is lower.

We used Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D and Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +1462.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +352.4%
Contains more Potassium +650%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Iron +600%
Contains more Copper +90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 38% 2% 8% 41% 14% 6% 12% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 8% 1% 9% 2% 83% 5% 7%
Contains more Calcium +1462.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +352.4%
Contains more Potassium +650%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Iron +600%
Contains more Copper +90%

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
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +201.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +873.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +362.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +291.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +32700%
Contains more Vitamin K +162900%
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 4% 66% 6% 0% 3% 5% 0% 11% 2% 4% 15% 408%
Contains more Vitamin A +201.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +873.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +362.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +291.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +32700%
Contains more Vitamin K +162900%
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 Mayonnaise
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milk Mayonnaise Opinion
Net carbs 4.99g 0.57g Milk
Protein 3.37g 0.96g Milk
Fats 0.97g 74.85g Mayonnaise
Carbs 4.99g 0.57g Milk
Calories 42kcal 680kcal Mayonnaise
Starch g g
Fructose 0g 0.05g Mayonnaise
Sugar 5.2g 0.57g Mayonnaise
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 125mg 8mg Milk
Iron 0.03mg 0.21mg Mayonnaise
Magnesium 11mg 1mg Milk
Phosphorus 95mg 21mg Milk
Potassium 150mg 20mg Milk
Sodium 44mg 635mg Milk
Zinc 0.42mg 0.15mg Milk
Copper 0.01mg 0.019mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin A 196IU 65IU Milk
Vitamin E 0.01mg 3.28mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin D 48IU 7IU Milk
Vitamin D 1.2µg 0.2µg Milk
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.01mg Milk
Vitamin B2 0.185mg 0.019mg Milk
Vitamin B3 0.093mg 0mg Milk
Vitamin B5 0.361mg 0.172mg Milk
Vitamin B6 0.037mg 0.008mg Milk
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 0.12µg Milk
Vitamin K 0.1µg 163µg Mayonnaise
Tryptophan 0.043mg 0.017mg Milk
Threonine 0.143mg 0.055mg Milk
Isoleucine 0.174mg 0.065mg Milk
Leucine 0.319mg 0.095mg Milk
Lysine 0.282mg 0.072mg Milk
Methionine 0.088mg 0.035mg Milk
Phenylalanine 0.174mg 0.057mg Milk
Valine 0.22mg 0.074mg Milk
Histidine 0.101mg 0.026mg Milk
Cholesterol 5mg 42mg Milk
Trans Fat g 0.187g Milk
Saturated Fat 0.633g 11.703g Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277g 16.843g Mayonnaise
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035g 44.69g Mayonnaise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Milk Mayonnaise
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
43
Mayonnaise
Mineral Summary Score
15
Milk
14
Mayonnaise

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
6%
Mayonnaise
Carbohydrates
5%
Milk
1%
Mayonnaise
Fats
4%
Milk
345%
Mayonnaise

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Milk
Milk contains less Sodium (difference - 591mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Milk
Milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 37mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milk
Milk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.07g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Milk
Milk is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Milk
Milk is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.63g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Mayonnaise - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171009/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.