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Milk vs Soy milk - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Milk and Soy milk

  • Milk has more Calcium, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus, however Soy milk is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin D, Iron, and Vitamin A.
  • Milk's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 20% more.
  • Milk contains 5 times more Calcium than Soy milk. Milk contains 125mg of Calcium, while Soy milk contains 25mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D and Soymilk, original and vanilla, unfortified.

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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
5
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Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Potassium +27.1%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.7%
Contains less Sodium -13.7%
Contains more Iron +2033.3%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Copper +1180%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2% 38% 14% 8% 4% 12% 41% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 24% 8% 11% 18% 43% 4% 23% 7%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Potassium +27.1%
Contains more Zinc +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.7%
Contains less Sodium -13.7%
Contains more Iron +2033.3%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Copper +1180%

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 +6433.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +168.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +451.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Folate +260%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.373
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% 1% 3% 0% 15% 16% 10% 23% 18% 0% 8% 14%
Contains more Vitamin A +6433.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +168.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +451.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +2900%
Contains more Folate +260%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.373

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
9
Soy milk
Mineral Summary Score
15
Milk
17
Soy 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
20%
Soy milk
Carbohydrates
5%
Milk
6%
Soy milk
Fats
4%
Milk
8%
Soy 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 Soy milk
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Milk Soy 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?
Soy milk
Soy milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Soy milk
Soy milk is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.21g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soy milk
Soy milk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.428g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Milk
Milk contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Milk
Milk is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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.
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 Soy milk Opinion
Calories 42 54 Soy milk
Protein 3.37 3.27 Milk
Fats 0.97 1.75 Soy milk
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 4.99 6.28 Soy milk
Cholesterol 5 0 Soy milk
Vitamin D 48 0 Milk
Iron 0.03 0.64 Soy milk
Calcium 125 25 Milk
Potassium 150 118 Milk
Magnesium 11 25 Soy milk
Sugar 5.2 3.99 Soy milk
Fiber 0 0.6 Soy milk
Copper 0.01 0.128 Soy milk
Zinc 0.42 0.12 Milk
Starch
Phosphorus 95 52 Milk
Sodium 44 51 Milk
Vitamin A 196 3 Milk
Vitamin E 0.01 0.11 Soy milk
Vitamin D 1.2 0 Milk
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.06 Soy milk
Vitamin B2 0.185 0.069 Milk
Vitamin B3 0.093 0.513 Soy milk
Vitamin B5 0.361 0.373 Soy milk
Vitamin B6 0.037 0.077 Soy milk
Vitamin B12 0.47 0 Milk
Vitamin K 0.1 3 Soy milk
Folate 5 18 Soy milk
Trans Fat 0 Milk
Saturated Fat 0.633 0.205 Soy milk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277 0.401 Soy milk
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035 0.961 Soy milk
Tryptophan 0.043 0.038 Milk
Threonine 0.143 0.108 Milk
Isoleucine 0.174 0.114 Milk
Leucine 0.319 0.186 Milk
Lysine 0.282 0.131 Milk
Methionine 0.088 0.027 Milk
Phenylalanine 0.174 0.113 Milk
Valine 0.22 0.117 Milk
Histidine 0.101 0.061 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. Soy milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172446/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.