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Milkshake vs Buttermilk - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Milkshake and Buttermilk different?

  • Milkshake has more Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D than Buttermilk.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Milkshake is 12% higher.
  • Milkshake contains 48 times more Vitamin D than Buttermilk. While Milkshake contains 48IU of Vitamin D, Buttermilk contains only 1IU.
  • Buttermilk has less Sugars.

Milk shakes, thick vanilla and Milk, buttermilk, fluid, cultured, lowfat are the varieties 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +25.9%
Contains more Potassium +21.2%
Contains more Copper +363.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Zinc - 0.42
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 44% 17% 9% 17% 11% 50% 13%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2% 35% 14% 8% 4% 12% 39% 25%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +25.9%
Contains more Potassium +21.2%
Contains more Copper +363.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.2%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Zinc - 0.42

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +93.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +151.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.05
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 6% 1% 36% 8% 45% 3% 23% 10% 65% 1% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 3% 1% 0% 9% 36% 2% 17% 8% 28% 1% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +93.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +151.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +136.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.05

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
17
Milkshake
9
Buttermilk
Mineral Summary Score
20
Milkshake
17
Buttermilk

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 the food
Protein
23%
Milkshake
20%
Buttermilk
Carbohydrates
18%
Milkshake
5%
Buttermilk
Fats
14%
Milkshake
4%
Buttermilk

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Milkshake Buttermilk
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Milkshake Buttermilk
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 contains less Sodium?
Milkshake
Milkshake contains less Sodium (difference - 95mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Milkshake
Milkshake is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Milkshake
Milkshake is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Milkshake
Milkshake is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Milkshake
Milkshake is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk contains less Sugars (difference - 12.96g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.338g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Milkshake Buttermilk Opinion
Calories 112 40 Milkshake
Protein 3.86 3.31 Milkshake
Fats 3.03 0.88 Milkshake
Vitamin C 0 1 Buttermilk
Carbs 17.75 4.79 Milkshake
Cholesterol 12 4 Buttermilk
Vitamin D 48 1 Milkshake
Iron 0.1 0.05 Milkshake
Calcium 146 116 Milkshake
Potassium 183 151 Milkshake
Magnesium 12 11 Milkshake
Sugars 17.75 4.79 Buttermilk
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.051 0.011 Milkshake
Zinc 0.39 0.42 Buttermilk
Starch
Phosphorus 115 89 Milkshake
Sodium 95 190 Milkshake
Vitamin A 91 47 Milkshake
Vitamin E 0.05 0.05
Vitamin D 1.2 0 Milkshake
Vitamin B1 0.03 0.034 Buttermilk
Vitamin B2 0.195 0.154 Milkshake
Vitamin B3 0.146 0.058 Milkshake
Vitamin B5 0.368 0.275 Milkshake
Vitamin B6 0.042 0.034 Milkshake
Vitamin B12 0.52 0.22 Milkshake
Vitamin K 0.2 0.1 Milkshake
Folate 7 5 Milkshake
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.886 0.548 Buttermilk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.875 0.254 Milkshake
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113 0.033 Milkshake
Tryptophan 0.054 0.042 Milkshake
Threonine 0.174 0.141 Milkshake
Isoleucine 0.234 0.171 Milkshake
Leucine 0.378 0.313 Milkshake
Lysine 0.306 0.277 Milkshake
Methionine 0.097 0.087 Milkshake
Phenylalanine 0.186 0.171 Milkshake
Valine 0.258 0.217 Milkshake
Histidine 0.105 0.1 Milkshake
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Milkshake - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170884/nutrients
  2. Buttermilk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170874/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.