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Yogurt vs Soft serve - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Yogurt and Soft serve

  • Yogurt has more Selenium, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B2, however Soft serve has more Vitamin A.
  • Soft serve's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 37% more.
  • Yogurt has 3 times more Selenium than Soft serve. Yogurt has 9.7µg of Selenium, while Soft serve has 3µg.
  • Yogurt is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Yogurt, Greek, plain, nonfat and Ice cream, soft serve, chocolate.

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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
Yogurt
2
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Contains more Phosphorus +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -41%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +19.1%
Contains more Potassium +25.5%
Contains more Copper +76.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Zinc - 0.52
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 3% 33% 13% 8% 6% 15% 58% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 40% 16% 9% 10% 15% 50% 8%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -41%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +19.1%
Contains more Potassium +25.5%
Contains more Copper +76.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Zinc - 0.52

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
Yogurt
4
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +14625%
Contains more Vitamin E +6000%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +113%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 1% 0% 6% 65% 4% 20% 15% 94% 0% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 36% 13% 21% 13% 42% 2% 31% 12% 63% 3% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +118.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +14625%
Contains more Vitamin E +6000%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +113%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +28.6%

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
17
Yogurt
20
Soft serve
Mineral Summary Score
17
Yogurt
19
Soft serve

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
61%
Yogurt
25%
Soft serve
Carbohydrates
4%
Yogurt
22%
Soft serve
Fats
2%
Yogurt
60%
Soft serve

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.
Yogurt Soft serve
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar 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

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Yogurt Soft serve
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?
Yogurt
Yogurt is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 86mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Yogurt
Yogurt is lower in Sugar (difference - 17.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Yogurt
Yogurt contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Yogurt
Yogurt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.343g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Yogurt
Yogurt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 60)
Which food is cheaper?
Soft serve
Soft serve is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soft serve
Soft serve is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soft serve
Soft serve is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Yogurt Soft serve Opinion
Calories 59 222 Soft serve
Protein 10.19 4.1 Yogurt
Fats 0.39 13 Soft serve
Vitamin C 0 0.8 Soft serve
Carbs 3.6 22.2 Soft serve
Cholesterol 5 91 Yogurt
Vitamin D 0 29 Soft serve
Iron 0.07 0.21 Soft serve
Calcium 110 131 Soft serve
Potassium 141 177 Soft serve
Magnesium 11 12 Soft serve
Sugar 3.24 21.16 Yogurt
Fiber 0 0.7 Soft serve
Copper 0.017 0.03 Soft serve
Zinc 0.52 0.52
Starch
Phosphorus 135 116 Yogurt
Sodium 36 61 Yogurt
Vitamin A 4 589 Soft serve
Vitamin E 0.01 0.61 Soft serve
Vitamin D 0 0.7 Soft serve
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.049 Soft serve
Vitamin B2 0.278 0.182 Yogurt
Vitamin B3 0.208 0.095 Yogurt
Vitamin B5 0.331 0.506 Soft serve
Vitamin B6 0.063 0.048 Yogurt
Vitamin B12 0.75 0.5 Yogurt
Vitamin K 0 0.9 Soft serve
Folate 7 9 Soft serve
Trans Fat 0.006 Soft serve
Saturated Fat 0.117 7.46 Yogurt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.053 3.49 Soft serve
Polyunsaturated fat 0.012 0.46 Soft serve
Tryptophan 0.048 Soft serve
Threonine 0.169 Soft serve
Isoleucine 0.215 Soft serve
Leucine 0.353 Soft serve
Lysine 0.296 Soft serve
Methionine 0.091 Soft serve
Phenylalanine 0.176 Soft serve
Valine 0.241 Soft serve
Histidine 0.099 Soft serve
Fructose 0 Yogurt

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. Yogurt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170894/nutrients
  2. Soft serve - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173465/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.