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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
Milk
6
:
Contains more Calcium +1462.5%
Contains more Potassium +650%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +352.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Iron +600%
Contains more Copper +90%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2% 38% 14% 8% 4% 12% 41% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 3% 2% 1% 7% 5% 9% 83%
Contains more Calcium +1462.5%
Contains more Potassium +650%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +352.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
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
:
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 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 0% 4% 66% 6% 3% 5% 0% 11% 2% 15% 408% 4%
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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Milk Mayonnaise
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 - 37mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Milk
Milk contains less Sodium (difference - 591mg)
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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
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 Mayonnaise Opinion
Calories 42 680 Mayonnaise
Protein 3.37 0.96 Milk
Fats 0.97 74.85 Mayonnaise
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 4.99 0.57 Milk
Cholesterol 5 42 Milk
Vitamin D 48 7 Milk
Iron 0.03 0.21 Mayonnaise
Calcium 125 8 Milk
Potassium 150 20 Milk
Magnesium 11 1 Milk
Sugar 5.2 0.57 Mayonnaise
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.01 0.019 Mayonnaise
Zinc 0.42 0.15 Milk
Starch
Phosphorus 95 21 Milk
Sodium 44 635 Milk
Vitamin A 196 65 Milk
Vitamin E 0.01 3.28 Mayonnaise
Vitamin D 1.2 0.2 Milk
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.01 Milk
Vitamin B2 0.185 0.019 Milk
Vitamin B3 0.093 0 Milk
Vitamin B5 0.361 0.172 Milk
Vitamin B6 0.037 0.008 Milk
Vitamin B12 0.47 0.12 Milk
Vitamin K 0.1 163 Mayonnaise
Folate 5 5
Trans Fat 0.187 Milk
Saturated Fat 0.633 11.703 Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277 16.843 Mayonnaise
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035 44.69 Mayonnaise
Tryptophan 0.043 0.017 Milk
Threonine 0.143 0.055 Milk
Isoleucine 0.174 0.065 Milk
Leucine 0.319 0.095 Milk
Lysine 0.282 0.072 Milk
Methionine 0.088 0.035 Milk
Phenylalanine 0.174 0.057 Milk
Valine 0.22 0.074 Milk
Histidine 0.101 0.026 Milk
Fructose 0 0.05 Mayonnaise

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.