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Milk vs Flour - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Milk and Flour

  • Milk has more Calcium, while Flour has more Vitamin B1, Iron, Selenium, Folate, Vitamin B3, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, and Copper.
  • Flour covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 64% more than Milk.
  • Milk contains 8 times more Calcium than Flour. While Milk contains 125mg of Calcium, Flour contains only 15mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D and Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached.

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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
2
:
6
Flour
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Potassium +40.2%
Contains more Iron +15366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +1340%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2% 38% 14% 8% 4% 12% 41% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 174% 5% 10% 16% 48% 20% 47% 1%
Contains more Calcium +733.3%
Contains more Potassium +40.2%
Contains more Iron +15366.7%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +1340%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%

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
3
:
8
Flour
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3825%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +6248.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +3560%
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% 0% 2% 0% 197% 114% 111% 27% 11% 0% 1% 138%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3825%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +6248.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Folate +3560%

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
50
Flour
Mineral Summary Score
15
Milk
40
Flour

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
62%
Flour
Carbohydrates
5%
Milk
76%
Flour
Fats
4%
Milk
5%
Flour

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 Flour
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Milk Flour
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 glycemic index?
Milk
Milk is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Flour
Flour is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flour
Flour is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.93g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.478g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flour
Flour is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milk Flour Opinion
Calories 42 364 Flour
Protein 3.37 10.33 Flour
Fats 0.97 0.98 Flour
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 4.99 76.31 Flour
Cholesterol 5 0 Flour
Vitamin D 48 0 Milk
Iron 0.03 4.64 Flour
Calcium 125 15 Milk
Potassium 150 107 Milk
Magnesium 11 22 Flour
Sugar 5.2 0.27 Flour
Fiber 0 2.7 Flour
Copper 0.01 0.144 Flour
Zinc 0.42 0.7 Flour
Starch
Phosphorus 95 108 Flour
Sodium 44 2 Flour
Vitamin A 196 0 Milk
Vitamin E 0.01 0.06 Flour
Vitamin D 1.2 0 Milk
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.785 Flour
Vitamin B2 0.185 0.494 Flour
Vitamin B3 0.093 5.904 Flour
Vitamin B5 0.361 0.438 Flour
Vitamin B6 0.037 0.044 Flour
Vitamin B12 0.47 0 Milk
Vitamin K 0.1 0.3 Flour
Folate 5 183 Flour
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.633 0.155 Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277 0.087 Milk
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035 0.413 Flour
Tryptophan 0.043 0.127 Flour
Threonine 0.143 0.281 Flour
Isoleucine 0.174 0.357 Flour
Leucine 0.319 0.71 Flour
Lysine 0.282 0.228 Milk
Methionine 0.088 0.183 Flour
Phenylalanine 0.174 0.52 Flour
Valine 0.22 0.415 Flour
Histidine 0.101 0.23 Flour
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. Flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168894/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.