Half and Half vs. Skim Milk

Nutrition comparison of Half And Half and Skim Milk


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of half and half versus skim milk (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in half and half and skim milk:

  • Both half and half and skim milk are high in calcium.
  • Skim milk has 16.5 times less cholesterol than half and half.
  • Skim milk has more Vitamin B12.
Detailed nutritional comparison of half and half and skim milk is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Half and Half (Cream, fluid, half and half) and Skim Milk (Milk, nonfat, fluid, with added vitamin A and vitamin D (fat free or skim)) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Half and half is high in calories and skim milk has 74% less calories than half and half - half and half has 131 calories per 100 grams and skim milk has 34 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, half and half is much lighter in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to skim milk per calorie. Half and half has a macronutrient ratio of 9:13:78 and for skim milk, 40:60:0 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Half and Half Skim Milk
Protein 9% 40%
Carbohydrates 13% 60%
Fat 78% ~
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both half and half and skim milk are low in carbohydrates - half and half has 4.3g of total carbs per 100 grams and skim milk has 5g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in half and half and skim milk are both made of 100% sugar.

sugar

Half and half and skim milk contain similar amounts of sugar - half and half has 4.1g of sugar per 100 grams and skim milk has 5.1g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Half and half and skim milk contain similar amounts of protein - half and half has 3.1g of protein per 100 grams and skim milk has 3.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Half and half is high in saturated fat and skim milk has 99% less saturated fat than half and half - half and half has 7g of saturated fat per 100 grams and skim milk has 0.06g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both half and half and skim milk are low in trans fat - half and half has 0.46g of trans fat per 100 grams and skim milk does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Skim milk has 16.5 times less cholesterol than half and half - half and half has 35mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and skim milk has 2mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Half and half has more Vitamin C than skim milk - half and half has 0.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and skim milk does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Half and half has 59% more Vitamin A than skim milk - half and half has 97ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and skim milk has 61ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Skim milk has 22 times more Vitamin D than half and half - half and half has 2iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and skim milk has 47iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Half and half and skim milk contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - half and half has 0.25mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and skim milk has 0.01mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Half and half and skim milk contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - half and half has 1.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and skim milk does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Skim milk has more Vitamin B12. Both half and half and skim milk contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Half and Half Skim Milk
Thiamin 0.03 MG 0.045 MG
Riboflavin 0.194 MG 0.182 MG
Niacin 0.109 MG 0.094 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.539 MG 0.357 MG
Vitamin B6 0.05 MG 0.037 MG
Folate 3 UG 5 UG
Vitamin B12 0.19 UG 0.5 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both half and half and skim milk are high in calcium. Skim milk has 14% more calcium than half and half - half and half has 107mg of calcium per 100 grams and skim milk has 122mg of calcium.

iron

Half and half and skim milk contain similar amounts of iron - half and half has 0.05mg of iron per 100 grams and skim milk has 0.03mg of iron.

potassium

Half and half and skim milk contain similar amounts of potassium - half and half has 132mg of potassium per 100 grams and skim milk has 156mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, half and half has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than skim milk per 100 grams.

Half and Half Skim Milk
alpha linoleic acid 0.041 G 0.001 G
EPA 0.003 G ~
DPA 0.006 G ~
Total 0.05 G 0.001 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, half and half has more linoleic acid than skim milk per 100 grams.

Half and Half Skim Milk
other omega 6 0.014 G ~
linoleic acid 0.466 G 0.002 G
Total 0.48 G 0.002 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Half and Half (Cream, fluid, half and half) and Skim Milk (Milk, nonfat, fluid, with added vitamin A and vitamin D (fat free or skim)) .

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