Egg vs. Vanilla Ice Cream

Nutrition comparison of Egg and Vanilla Ice Cream


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

We compared the nutritional contents of egg versus vanilla ice cream (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in egg and vanilla ice cream:

  • Both vanilla ice cream and egg are high in Vitamin A, calcium and calories.
  • Egg has more pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6, folate and Vitamin B12.
  • Egg has signficantly less carbohydrates than vanilla ice cream.
  • Egg has signficantly more iron than vanilla ice cream.
  • Egg is a great source of Vitamin D.
  • Egg is an excellent source of protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of egg and vanilla ice cream 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: Egg (Egg, whole, raw, fresh) and Vanilla Ice Cream (Ice creams, vanilla) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both vanilla ice cream and egg are high in calories. Vanilla ice cream has 45% more calories than egg - vanilla ice cream has 207 calories per 100 grams and egg has 143 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, egg is much heavier in protein, much lighter in carbs and heavier in fat compared to vanilla ice cream per calorie. Egg has a macronutrient ratio of 36:2:62 and for vanilla ice cream, 7:46:48 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Egg Vanilla Ice Cream
Protein 36% 7%
Carbohydrates 2% 46%
Fat 62% 48%
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carbohydrates

Egg has signficantly less carbohydrates than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 23.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and egg has 0.72g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Vanilla ice cream has more dietary fiber than egg - vanilla ice cream has 0.7g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and egg does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Vanilla ice cream is high in sugar and egg has 98% less sugar than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 21.2g of sugar per 100 grams and egg has 0.37g of sugar.

Protein

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Egg is an excellent source of protein and it has 259% more protein than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 3.5g of protein per 100 grams and egg has 12.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Vanilla ice cream is high in saturated fat and egg has 54% less saturated fat than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 6.8g of saturated fat per 100 grams and egg has 3.1g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both egg and vanilla ice cream are low in trans fat - egg has 0.04g of trans fat per 100 grams and vanilla ice cream does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Egg is high in cholesterol and vanilla ice cream has 88% less cholesterol than egg - vanilla ice cream has 44mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and egg has 372mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Vanilla ice cream and egg contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - vanilla ice cream has 0.6mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and egg does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Both vanilla ice cream and egg are high in Vitamin A. Egg has 36% more Vitamin A than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 118ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and egg has 160ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Egg is a great source of Vitamin D and it has 925% more Vitamin D than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 8iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and egg has 82iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Vanilla ice cream and egg contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - vanilla ice cream has 0.3mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and egg has 1.1mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Vanilla ice cream and egg contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - vanilla ice cream has 0.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and egg has 0.3ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Egg has more pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6, folate and Vitamin B12. Both egg and vanilla ice cream contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin and niacin.

Egg Vanilla Ice Cream
Thiamin 0.04 MG 0.041 MG
Riboflavin 0.457 MG 0.24 MG
Niacin 0.075 MG 0.116 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.533 MG 0.581 MG
Vitamin B6 0.17 MG 0.048 MG
Folate 47 UG 5 UG
Vitamin B12 0.89 UG 0.39 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both vanilla ice cream and egg are high in calcium. Vanilla ice cream has 129% more calcium than egg - vanilla ice cream has 128mg of calcium per 100 grams and egg has 56mg of calcium.

iron

Egg has signficantly more iron than vanilla ice cream - vanilla ice cream has 0.09mg of iron per 100 grams and egg has 1.8mg of iron.

potassium

Vanilla ice cream has 44% more potassium than egg - vanilla ice cream has 199mg of potassium per 100 grams and egg has 138mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Egg Vanilla Ice Cream
lutein + zeaxanthin 503 UG ~
beta-carotene ~ 19 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, vanilla ice cream has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than egg per 100 grams, however, egg contains more dha than vanilla ice cream per 100 grams.

Egg Vanilla Ice Cream
alpha linoleic acid 0.048 G 0.175 G
DHA 0.058 G ~
DPA 0.007 G ~
EPA ~ 0.003 G
Total 0.113 G 0.178 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, egg has more linoleic acid than vanilla ice cream per 100 grams.

Egg Vanilla Ice Cream
other omega 6 0.022 G ~
linoleic acid 1.555 G 0.275 G
Total 1.577 G 0.275 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: Egg (Egg, whole, raw, fresh) and Vanilla Ice Cream (Ice creams, vanilla) .

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