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Mayonnaise vs. Buttermilk — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mayonnaise and Buttermilk

  • Mayonnaise has more Vitamin K, and Vitamin E , however, Buttermilk is higher in Calcium, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus.
  • Mayonnaise covers your daily need of Vitamin K 136% more than Buttermilk.
  • Mayonnaise has 66 times more Vitamin E than Buttermilk. While Mayonnaise has 3.28mg of Vitamin E , Buttermilk has only 0.05mg.
  • Buttermilk has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular and Milk, buttermilk, fluid, cultured, lowfat.

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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 +320%
Contains more Copper +72.7%
Contains more Manganese +250%
Contains more Selenium +15%
Contains more Calcium +1350%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +323.8%
Contains more Potassium +655%
Contains less Sodium -70.1%
Contains more Zinc +180%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 8% 1% 9% 2% 83% 5% 7% 1% 13%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 35% 2% 8% 39% 14% 25% 12% 4% 1% 11%
Contains more Iron +320%
Contains more Copper +72.7%
Contains more Manganese +250%
Contains more Selenium +15%
Contains more Calcium +1350%
Contains more Magnesium +1000%
Contains more Phosphorus +323.8%
Contains more Potassium +655%
Contains less Sodium -70.1%
Contains more Zinc +180%

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 A +38.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +6460%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Choline +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +162900%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +240%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +710.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +325%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +83.3%
Equal in Folate - 5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 66% 6% 0% 3% 5% 0% 11% 2% 4% 15% 19% 408%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 1% 0% 4% 9% 36% 2% 17% 8% 4% 28% 10% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +38.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +6460%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Choline +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +162900%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +240%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +710.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +325%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +83.3%
Equal in Folate - 5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +8405.7%
Contains more Other +121.3%
Contains more Protein +244.8%
Contains more Carbs +740.4%
Contains more Water +316.3%
75% 22% 2%
Protein: 0.96 g
Fats: 74.85 g
Carbs: 0.57 g
Water: 21.65 g
Other: 1.97 g
3% 5% 90%
Protein: 3.31 g
Fats: 0.88 g
Carbs: 4.79 g
Water: 90.13 g
Other: 0.89 g
Contains more Fats +8405.7%
Contains more Other +121.3%
Contains more Protein +244.8%
Contains more Carbs +740.4%
Contains more Water +316.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6531.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +135324.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.3%
16% 23% 61%
Saturated Fat: 11.703 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 16.843 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 44.69 g
66% 30% 4%
Saturated Fat: 0.548 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.254 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.033 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6531.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +135324.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mayonnaise Buttermilk Opinion
Net carbs 0.57g 4.79g Buttermilk
Protein 0.96g 3.31g Buttermilk
Fats 74.85g 0.88g Mayonnaise
Carbs 0.57g 4.79g Buttermilk
Calories 680kcal 40kcal Mayonnaise
Fructose 0.05g Mayonnaise
Sugar 0.57g 4.79g Mayonnaise
Calcium 8mg 116mg Buttermilk
Iron 0.21mg 0.05mg Mayonnaise
Magnesium 1mg 11mg Buttermilk
Phosphorus 21mg 89mg Buttermilk
Potassium 20mg 151mg Buttermilk
Sodium 635mg 190mg Buttermilk
Zinc 0.15mg 0.42mg Buttermilk
Copper 0.019mg 0.011mg Mayonnaise
Manganese 0.007mg 0.002mg Mayonnaise
Selenium 2.3µg 2µg Mayonnaise
Vitamin A 65IU 47IU Mayonnaise
Vitamin A RAE 16µg 14µg Mayonnaise
Vitamin E 3.28mg 0.05mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin D 7IU 1IU Mayonnaise
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0µg Mayonnaise
Vitamin C 0mg 1mg Buttermilk
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.034mg Buttermilk
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.154mg Buttermilk
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.058mg Buttermilk
Vitamin B5 0.172mg 0.275mg Buttermilk
Vitamin B6 0.008mg 0.034mg Buttermilk
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 0.12µg 0.22µg Buttermilk
Choline 34.2mg 17.7mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin K 163µg 0.1µg Mayonnaise
Tryptophan 0.017mg 0.042mg Buttermilk
Threonine 0.055mg 0.141mg Buttermilk
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.171mg Buttermilk
Leucine 0.095mg 0.313mg Buttermilk
Lysine 0.072mg 0.277mg Buttermilk
Methionine 0.035mg 0.087mg Buttermilk
Phenylalanine 0.057mg 0.171mg Buttermilk
Valine 0.074mg 0.217mg Buttermilk
Histidine 0.026mg 0.1mg Buttermilk
Cholesterol 42mg 4mg Buttermilk
Trans Fat 0.187g Buttermilk
Saturated Fat 11.703g 0.548g Buttermilk
Omega-3 - DHA 0.005g 0g Mayonnaise
Monounsaturated Fat 16.843g 0.254g Mayonnaise
Polyunsaturated fat 44.69g 0.033g Mayonnaise
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.03g Mayonnaise
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 38.942g Mayonnaise
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.125g Mayonnaise
Omega-3 - ALA 5.331g Mayonnaise
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.002g Mayonnaise

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mayonnaise Buttermilk
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
41%
Mayonnaise
9%
Buttermilk
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Mayonnaise
15%
Buttermilk

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.22g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk contains less Sodium (difference - 445mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Buttermilk
Buttermilk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.155g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (N/A)
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.

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. Mayonnaise - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171009/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.

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