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Milkshake vs Whey - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Milkshake and Whey

  • Whey has less Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus and Copper.
  • Whey contains 13 times less Copper than Milkshake. Milkshake contains 0.051mg of Copper, while Whey contains 0.004mg.
  • Whey has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Milk shakes, thick vanilla and Whey, sweet, fluid.

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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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1
Whey
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Calcium +210.6%
Contains more Potassium +13.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +1175%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains less Sodium -43.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 44% 17% 9% 17% 11% 50% 13%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 15% 15% 6% 2% 4% 20% 8%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Calcium +210.6%
Contains more Potassium +13.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +1175%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains less Sodium -43.2%

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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Whey
Contains more Vitamin A +658.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.383
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 1% 1% 0% 0% 9% 37% 2% 23% 8% 35% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +658.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.383

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
Whey
Mineral Summary Score
20
Milkshake
8
Whey

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
5%
Whey
Carbohydrates
18%
Milkshake
5%
Whey
Fats
14%
Milkshake
2%
Whey

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 Whey
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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Milkshake Whey
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?
Whey
Whey is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Whey
Whey contains less Sugars (difference - 12.61g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Whey
Whey contains less Sodium (difference - 41mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Whey
Whey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.656g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Whey
Whey is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Milkshake
Milkshake is cheaper (difference - $3.6)
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

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 Whey Opinion
Calories 112 27 Milkshake
Protein 3.86 0.85 Milkshake
Fats 3.03 0.36 Milkshake
Vitamin C 0 0.1 Whey
Carbs 17.75 5.14 Milkshake
Cholesterol 12 2 Whey
Vitamin D 48 Milkshake
Iron 0.1 0.06 Milkshake
Calcium 146 47 Milkshake
Potassium 183 161 Milkshake
Magnesium 12 8 Milkshake
Sugars 17.75 5.14 Whey
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.051 0.004 Milkshake
Zinc 0.39 0.13 Milkshake
Starch
Phosphorus 115 46 Milkshake
Sodium 95 54 Whey
Vitamin A 91 12 Milkshake
Vitamin E 0.05 0 Milkshake
Vitamin D 1.2 Milkshake
Vitamin B1 0.03 0.036 Whey
Vitamin B2 0.195 0.158 Milkshake
Vitamin B3 0.146 0.074 Milkshake
Vitamin B5 0.368 0.383 Whey
Vitamin B6 0.042 0.031 Milkshake
Vitamin B12 0.52 0.28 Milkshake
Vitamin K 0.2 0 Milkshake
Folate 7 1 Milkshake
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.886 0.23 Whey
Monounsaturated Fat 0.875 0.1 Milkshake
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113 0.011 Milkshake
Tryptophan 0.054 0.013 Milkshake
Threonine 0.174 0.054 Milkshake
Isoleucine 0.234 0.047 Milkshake
Leucine 0.378 0.078 Milkshake
Lysine 0.306 0.068 Milkshake
Methionine 0.097 0.016 Milkshake
Phenylalanine 0.186 0.027 Milkshake
Valine 0.258 0.046 Milkshake
Histidine 0.105 0.016 Milkshake
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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. Whey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171282/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.