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Butter vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Flax
Flax is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flax
Flax is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 46.826g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Flax
Flax is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Butter
Butter contains less Sugars (difference - 1.49g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Flax
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Butter Flax
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
44
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
3
Butter
125
Flax

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
Flax
Contains less Sodium -63.3%
Contains more Iron +28550%
Contains more Calcium +962.5%
Contains more Potassium +3287.5%
Contains more Magnesium +19500%
Contains more Copper +7525%
Contains more Zinc +4722.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +2575%
Contains less Sodium -63.3%
Contains more Iron +28550%
Contains more Calcium +962.5%
Contains more Potassium +3287.5%
Contains more Magnesium +19500%
Contains more Copper +7525%
Contains more Zinc +4722.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +2575%

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
4
:
6
Flax
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +648.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32780%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +373.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +795.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15666.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +648.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32780%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +373.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +795.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15666.7%

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
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
0%
Butter
29%
Flax
Fats
374%
Butter
195%
Flax

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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 Flax Opinion
Calories 717 534 Butter
Protein 0.85 18.29 Flax
Fats 81.11 42.16 Butter
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Flax
Carbs 0.06 28.88 Flax
Cholesterol 215 0 Flax
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.02 5.73 Flax
Calcium 24 255 Flax
Potassium 24 813 Flax
Magnesium 2 392 Flax
Sugars 0.06 1.55 Flax
Fiber 0 27.3 Flax
Copper 0.016 1.22 Flax
Zinc 0.09 4.34 Flax
Starch
Phosphorus 24 642 Flax
Sodium 11 30 Butter
Vitamin A 2499 0 Butter
Vitamin E 2.32 0.31 Butter
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.005 1.644 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.161 Flax
Vitamin B3 0.042 3.08 Flax
Vitamin B5 0.11 0.985 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.003 0.473 Flax
Vitamin B12 0.17 0 Butter
Vitamin K 7 4.3 Butter
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 50.489 3.663 Flax
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43 7.527 Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01 28.73 Flax
Tryptophan 0.012 0.297 Flax
Threonine 0.038 0.766 Flax
Isoleucine 0.051 0.896 Flax
Leucine 0.083 1.235 Flax
Lysine 0.067 0.862 Flax
Methionine 0.021 0.37 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.957 Flax
Valine 0.057 1.072 Flax
Histidine 0.023 0.472 Flax
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
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.