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Butter vs Cashew - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 42.706g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cashew
Cashew is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cashew
Cashew is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Butter
Butter contains less Sugars (difference - 5.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $0.9)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Butter Cashew
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Butter Cashew
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
19
Butter
29
Cashew
Mineral Summary Score
3
Butter
128
Cashew

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
Butter
1
:
7
Cashew
Contains more Iron +33300%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +2650%
Contains more Magnesium +14500%
Contains more Copper +13618.8%
Contains more Zinc +6322.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +2370.8%
Equal in Sodium - 12
Contains more Iron +33300%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +2650%
Contains more Magnesium +14500%
Contains more Copper +13618.8%
Contains more Zinc +6322.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +2370.8%
Equal in Sodium - 12

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
Butter
3
:
7
Cashew
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +157.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +8360%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2428.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +685.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13800%
Contains more Vitamin K +387.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +157.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +8360%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2428.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +685.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13800%
Contains more Vitamin K +387.1%

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 the food
Protein
5%
Butter
109%
Cashew
Carbohydrates
0%
Butter
30%
Cashew
Fats
374%
Butter
202%
Cashew

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Butter Cashew Opinion
Calories 717 553 Butter
Protein 0.85 18.22 Cashew
Fats 81.11 43.85 Butter
Vitamin C 0 0.5 Cashew
Carbs 0.06 30.19 Cashew
Cholesterol 215 0 Cashew
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.02 6.68 Cashew
Calcium 24 37 Cashew
Potassium 24 660 Cashew
Magnesium 2 292 Cashew
Sugars 0.06 5.91 Cashew
Fiber 0 3.3 Cashew
Copper 0.016 2.195 Cashew
Zinc 0.09 5.78 Cashew
Starch 23.49 Cashew
Phosphorus 24 593 Cashew
Sodium 11 12 Butter
Vitamin A 2499 0 Butter
Vitamin E 2.32 0.9 Butter
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.005 0.423 Cashew
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.058 Cashew
Vitamin B3 0.042 1.062 Cashew
Vitamin B5 0.11 0.864 Cashew
Vitamin B6 0.003 0.417 Cashew
Vitamin B12 0.17 0 Butter
Vitamin K 7 34.1 Cashew
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 50.489 7.783 Cashew
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43 23.797 Cashew
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01 7.845 Cashew
Tryptophan 0.012 0.287 Cashew
Threonine 0.038 0.688 Cashew
Isoleucine 0.051 0.789 Cashew
Leucine 0.083 1.472 Cashew
Lysine 0.067 0.928 Cashew
Methionine 0.021 0.362 Cashew
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.951 Cashew
Valine 0.057 1.094 Cashew
Histidine 0.023 0.456 Cashew
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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