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Pudding vs. Ice cream — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pudding and Ice cream

  • Pudding is richer in Copper, and Vitamin D, yet Ice cream is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Ice cream is 25% higher.
  • Pudding contains 6 times more Vitamin D than Ice cream. Pudding contains 44IU of Vitamin D, while Ice cream contains 8IU.
  • Pudding contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Puddings, chocolate, dry mix, regular, prepared with whole milk and Ice creams, vanilla.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +277.8%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +382.6%
Contains more Manganese +1112.5%
Contains more Selenium +105.6%
Contains more Calcium +20.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.7%
Contains more Potassium +32.7%
Contains less Sodium -18.4%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 13% 15% 38% 14% 13% 14% 37% 13% 21%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 39% 4% 10% 45% 18% 11% 19% 8% 2% 10%
Contains more Iron +277.8%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +382.6%
Contains more Manganese +1112.5%
Contains more Selenium +105.6%
Contains more Calcium +20.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.7%
Contains more Potassium +32.7%
Contains less Sodium -18.4%
Contains more Zinc +43.8%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin D +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +202.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +78.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.8%
Contains more Choline +130.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.041
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 9% 2% 34% 0% 10% 37% 3% 20% 7% 3% 39% 7% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 26% 6% 6% 2% 11% 56% 3% 35% 12% 4% 49% 15% 1%
Contains more Vitamin D +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +202.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +78.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.8%
Contains more Choline +130.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.041
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +19.9%
Contains more Protein +10.8%
Contains more Fats +249.2%
Contains more Carbs +20.2%
Equal in Other - 0.9
3% 3% 20% 73%
Protein: 3.16 g
Fats: 3.15 g
Carbs: 19.64 g
Water: 73.13 g
Other: 0.92 g
4% 11% 24% 61%
Protein: 3.5 g
Fats: 11 g
Carbs: 23.6 g
Water: 61 g
Other: 0.9 g
Contains more Water +19.9%
Contains more Protein +10.8%
Contains more Fats +249.2%
Contains more Carbs +20.2%
Equal in Other - 0.9

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +262.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +151.1%
64% 29% 6%
Saturated Fat: 1.81 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.819 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.18 g
66% 29% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.969 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.452 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +262.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +151.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pudding Ice cream
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pudding Ice cream Opinion
Net carbs 18.84g 22.9g Ice cream
Protein 3.16g 3.5g Ice cream
Fats 3.15g 11g Ice cream
Carbs 19.64g 23.6g Ice cream
Calories 120kcal 207kcal Ice cream
Sugar 11.96g 21.22g Pudding
Fiber 0.8g 0.7g Pudding
Calcium 106mg 128mg Ice cream
Iron 0.34mg 0.09mg Pudding
Magnesium 20mg 14mg Pudding
Phosphorus 87mg 105mg Ice cream
Potassium 150mg 199mg Ice cream
Sodium 98mg 80mg Ice cream
Zinc 0.48mg 0.69mg Ice cream
Copper 0.111mg 0.023mg Pudding
Manganese 0.097mg 0.008mg Pudding
Selenium 3.7µg 1.8µg Pudding
Vitamin A 139IU 421IU Ice cream
Vitamin A RAE 39µg 118µg Ice cream
Vitamin E 0.06mg 0.3mg Ice cream
Vitamin D 44IU 8IU Pudding
Vitamin D 1.1µg 0.2µg Pudding
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Ice cream
Vitamin B1 0.038mg 0.041mg Ice cream
Vitamin B2 0.157mg 0.24mg Ice cream
Vitamin B3 0.133mg 0.116mg Pudding
Vitamin B5 0.326mg 0.581mg Ice cream
Vitamin B6 0.03mg 0.048mg Ice cream
Folate 4µg 5µg Ice cream
Vitamin B12 0.31µg 0.39µg Ice cream
Choline 11.3mg 26mg Ice cream
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.3µg
Tryptophan 0.045mg Ice cream
Threonine 0.146mg Ice cream
Isoleucine 0.195mg Ice cream
Leucine 0.316mg Ice cream
Lysine 0.258mg Ice cream
Methionine 0.081mg Ice cream
Phenylalanine 0.157mg Ice cream
Valine 0.217mg Ice cream
Histidine 0.088mg Ice cream
Cholesterol 9mg 44mg Pudding
Saturated Fat 1.81g 6.79g Pudding
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.003g Ice cream
Monounsaturated Fat 0.819g 2.969g Ice cream
Polyunsaturated fat 0.18g 0.452g Ice cream

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pudding Ice cream
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Pudding
17%
Ice cream
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Pudding
16%
Ice cream

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pudding
Pudding is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.26g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pudding
Pudding is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pudding
Pudding is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.98g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pudding
Pudding is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ice cream
Ice cream contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Ice cream
Ice cream is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ice cream
Ice cream 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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pudding - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169604/nutrients
  2. Ice cream - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167575/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.