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*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Important nutritional characteristics for Whey

Whey
Glycemic index ⓘ Source:
The GI for reconstituted bovine whey drink, 1.5% fat, with added lactose https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/114/5/1625/6320814
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
43 (low)
Insulin index ⓘ
N/A
Calories
27
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols
5.14 grams
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 cup (246 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
-2.1 (alkaline)
65% Calcium
53% Sugar
50% Retinol
47% Vitamin C
44% Vitamin B12
Explanation: The given food contains more Calcium than 65% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Calcium than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Sugar, Retinol, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B12.

Whey Glycemic index (GI)

Source:
The GI for reconstituted bovine whey drink, 1.5% fat, with added lactose https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/114/5/1625/6320814
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
43

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 15% 3% 6% 20% 15% 8% 4% 2% 1% 11% 9%
Calcium: 47 mg of 1,000 mg 5%
Iron: 0.06 mg of 8 mg 1%
Magnesium: 8 mg of 420 mg 2%
Phosphorus: 46 mg of 700 mg 7%
Potassium: 161 mg of 3,400 mg 5%
Sodium: 54 mg of 2,300 mg 2%
Zinc: 0.13 mg of 11 mg 1%
Copper: 0.004 mg of 1 mg 0%
Manganese: 0.001 mg of 2 mg 0%
Selenium: 1.9 µg of 55 µg 3%
Choline: 16 mg of 550 mg 3%

Mineral chart - relative view

Calcium
47 mg
TOP 35%
Potassium
161 mg
TOP 68%
Sodium
54 mg
TOP 69%
Selenium
1.9 µg
TOP 77%
Phosphorus
46 mg
TOP 78%
Choline
16 mg
TOP 78%
Magnesium
8 mg
TOP 87%
Zinc
0.13 mg
TOP 88%
Iron
0.06 mg
TOP 94%
Copper
0.004 mg
TOP 97%
Manganese
0.001 mg
TOP 98%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 1% 9% 37% 2% 23% 8% 1% 35% 0%
Vitamin A: 12 IU of 5,000 IU 0%
Vitamin E : 0 mg of 15 mg 0%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 0.1 mg of 90 mg 0%
Vitamin B1: 0.036 mg of 1 mg 3%
Vitamin B2: 0.158 mg of 1 mg 12%
Vitamin B3: 0.074 mg of 16 mg 0%
Vitamin B5: 0.383 mg of 5 mg 8%
Vitamin B6: 0.031 mg of 1 mg 2%
Folate: 1 µg of 400 µg 0%
Vitamin B12: 0.28 µg of 2 µg 12%
Vitamin K: 0 µg of 120 µg 0%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin C
0.1 mg
TOP 53%
Vitamin B12
0.28 µg
TOP 56%
Vitamin B2
0.158 mg
TOP 56%
Vitamin A
12 IU
TOP 62%
Vitamin B5
0.383 mg
TOP 66%
Vitamin B1
0.036 mg
TOP 79%
Vitamin B6
0.031 mg
TOP 87%
Folate
1 µg
TOP 93%
Vitamin B3
0.074 mg
TOP 94%
Vitamin K
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin E
0 mg
TOP 100%

Macronutrients chart

6% 94%
Protein:
Daily Value: 2%
0.85 g of 50 g
2%
Fats:
Daily Value: 1%
0.36 g of 65 g
1%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 2%
5.14 g of 300 g
2%
Water:
Daily Value: 5%
93.12 g of 2,000 g
5%
Other:
0.53 g

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 14% 16% 11% 9% 10% 5% 5% 8% 7%
Tryptophan: 13 mg of 280 mg 5%
Threonine: 54 mg of 1,050 mg 5%
Isoleucine: 47 mg of 1,400 mg 3%
Leucine: 78 mg of 2,730 mg 3%
Lysine: 68 mg of 2,100 mg 3%
Methionine: 16 mg of 1,050 mg 2%
Phenylalanine: 27 mg of 1,750 mg 2%
Valine: 46 mg of 1,820 mg 3%
Histidine: 16 mg of 700 mg 2%

Fat type information

0.23% 0.1% 0.011%
Saturated Fat: 0.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.011 g

Fiber content ratio for Whey

5.14%
Sugar: 5.14 g
Fiber: 0 g
Other: 0 g

All nutrients for Whey per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Net carbs N/A 56% 5.14g 10.5 times less than Chocolate Chocolate
Protein 2% 86% 0.85g 3.3 times less than Broccoli Broccoli
Fats 1% 83% 0.36g 92.5 times less than Cheese Cheese
Carbs 2% 60% 5.14g 5.5 times less than Rice Rice
Calories 1% 95% 27kcal 1.7 times less than Orange Orange
Sugar N/A 47% 5.14g 1.7 times less than Coca-Cola Coca-Cola
Fiber 0% 100% 0g N/A Orange
Calcium 5% 35% 47mg 2.7 times less than Milk Milk
Iron 1% 94% 0.06mg 43.3 times less than Beef Beef
Magnesium 2% 87% 8mg 17.5 times less than Almond Almond
Phosphorus 7% 78% 46mg 4 times less than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Potassium 5% 68% 161mg 1.1 times more than Cucumber Cucumber
Sodium 2% 69% 54mg 9.1 times less than White Bread White Bread
Zinc 1% 88% 0.13mg 48.5 times less than Beef Beef
Copper 0% 97% 0mg 35.5 times less than Shiitake Shiitake
Vitamin E 0% 100% 0mg N/A Kiwifruit
Vitamin C 0% 53% 0.1mg 530 times less than Lemon Lemon
Vitamin B1 3% 79% 0.04mg 7.4 times less than Pea Pea
Vitamin B2 12% 56% 0.16mg 1.2 times more than Avocado Avocado
Vitamin B3 0% 94% 0.07mg 129.4 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 8% 66% 0.38mg 3 times less than Sunflower seed Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 2% 87% 0.03mg 3.8 times less than Oat Oat
Folate 0% 93% 1µg 61 times less than Brussels sprout Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 12% 56% 0.28µg 2.5 times less than Pork Pork
Vitamin K 0% 100% 0µg N/A Broccoli
Tryptophan 0% 94% 0.01mg 23.5 times less than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 93% 0.05mg 13.3 times less than Beef Beef
Isoleucine 0% 94% 0.05mg 19.4 times less than Salmon Salmon
Leucine 0% 94% 0.08mg 31.2 times less than Tuna Tuna
Lysine 0% 93% 0.07mg 6.6 times less than Tofu Tofu
Methionine 0% 94% 0.02mg 6 times less than Quinoa Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 96% 0.03mg 24.7 times less than Egg Egg
Valine 0% 95% 0.05mg 44.1 times less than Soybean Soybean
Histidine 0% 96% 0.02mg 46.8 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Cholesterol 1% 56% 2mg 186.5 times less than Egg Egg
Saturated Fat 1% 76% 0.23g 25.6 times less than Beef Beef
Monounsaturated Fat N/A 81% 0.1g 98 times less than Avocado Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat N/A 95% 0.01g 4288.5 times less than Walnut Walnut

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NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 27
% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat g
1%
Cholesterol 2mg
2%
Sodium 54mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 1g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 47mg 5%

Iron 0mg 0%

Potassium 161mg 5%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
ok
 ⓘ Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
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 ⓘ Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
Source
Low in Saturated Fats
ok
 ⓘ Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
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 ⓘ Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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 ⓘ While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Whey nutrition infographic

Whey nutrition infographic
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171282/nutrients

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