Whole Milk vs Buttermilk: All Nutritional Differences

Where is more calories, protein, carbs - what is more healthy?

Whole milk - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Buttermilk - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Less Calories in Whole milk

At first glance, you can see that in whole milk is much less calories than in buttermilk.

Whole milk has 61 kcal per 100g and buttermilk 105 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 72%.

Additionally, it is also easy to notice that most of the calories in whole milk cames from fat and in buttermilk from protein.

See tables below to compare whole milk with buttermilk in details.

Whole milk And Buttermilk Nutrition Difference

Buttermilk vs Whole milk: Vitamins and Minerals Comparison

per 100gWhole milkButtermilk
Calories61 105
Carbohydrates4.46 g49 g
Fat3.46 g5.78 g
Protein3.1 g34.3 g
Water88.2 g2.97 g
Calcium101 mg1184 mg
Iron0.05 mg0.3 mg
Magnessium5 mg110 mg
Phosphorus0.3 mg0.4 mg
Potassium253 mg1592 mg
Sodium3 mg517 mg
Zink0.3 mg0.4 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.02 mg0.392 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.105 mg1.579 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)0.043 mg0.876 mg
Vitaminium B60.034 mg0.338 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)0.005 mg0.047 mg
Vitaminium C0.9 mg5.7 mg
Vitaminium E0.08 mg0.1 mg

Less protein in whole milk

It is aslo easy to see see that in whole milk is less protein than in buttermilk.

There is 34.3g per 100g of buttermilk and 3.1g per 100g of whole milk so using simple math we can see that difference is about 1006%.

Less carbohydrates in whole milk

In whole milk is less carbohydrates than in buttermilk.

There is 49g/100g of carbohydrates in buttermilk and 4.46g/100g in whole milk so let me do the math for you again - difference is about 999%.

Less fat in whole milk

In whole milk is less fats than in buttermilk.

The tables above show us that there is 5.78g/100g of fats in buttermilk and 3.46g/100g in whole milk. In this case difference is about 67%.

Whole milk

  • Calories61
  • Carbohydrates4.46 g
  • Fat3.46 g
  • Protein3.1 g
  • Water88.2 g
Whole milk calories per:
100g | ounce | glass | cup | small glass | cup | half cup

Calories source

  • 29% CARBS.
  • 20% PROTEIN
  • 51% FAT


  • Calories105
  • Carbohydrates49 g
  • Fat5.78 g
  • Protein34.3 g
  • Water2.97 g
Buttermilk calories per:
100g | ounce | glass | cup | small glass | cup | half cup

Calories source

  • 51% CARBS
  • 36% PROTEIN
  • 14% FAT

Vitamins: buttermilk vs whole milk

Minerals: whole milk vs buttermilk

Marcin Piotrowicz
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Marcin Piotrowicz

calories-info.com creator
Healthy diet and healthy lifestyle promoter

All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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