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Cheese vs Butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 116mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 31.622g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cheese
Cheese is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cheese
Cheese is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Butter
Butter contains less Sugars (difference - 0.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 642mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $0.4)

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.
Cheese Butter
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
Cheese Butter
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
23
Cheese
19
Butter
Mineral Summary Score
67
Cheese
3
Butter

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
Cheese
7
:
1
Butter
Contains more Calcium +2858.3%
Contains more Iron +600%
Contains more Magnesium +1250%
Contains more Phosphorus +1795.8%
Contains more Potassium +216.7%
Contains more Zinc +3944.4%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Calcium +2858.3%
Contains more Iron +600%
Contains more Magnesium +1250%
Contains more Phosphorus +1795.8%
Contains more Potassium +216.7%
Contains more Zinc +3944.4%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%

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
Cheese
7
:
3
Butter
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1158.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +272.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +547.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +101.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +226.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +191.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1158.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +272.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +547.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +101.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +226.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +191.7%

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
137%
Cheese
5%
Butter
Carbohydrates
3%
Cheese
0%
Butter
Fats
154%
Cheese
374%
Butter

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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 Cheese Butter Opinion
Protein 22.87 0.85 Cheese
Fats 33.31 81.11 Butter
Carbs 3.09 0.06 Cheese
Calories 404 717 Butter
Starch
Sugars 0.48 0.06 Cheese
Fiber 0 0
Calcium 710 24 Cheese
Iron 0.14 0.02 Cheese
Magnesium 27 2 Cheese
Phosphorus 455 24 Cheese
Potassium 76 24 Cheese
Sodium 653 11 Butter
Zinc 3.64 0.09 Cheese
Copper 0.03 0.016 Cheese
Vitamin A 1242 2499 Butter
Vitamin E 0.71 2.32 Butter
Vitamin D 24 0 Cheese
Vitamin D 0.6 0 Cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.029 0.005 Cheese
Vitamin B2 0.428 0.034 Cheese
Vitamin B3 0.059 0.042 Cheese
Vitamin B5 0.41 0.11 Cheese
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.003 Cheese
Vitamin B12 1.1 0.17 Cheese
Vitamin K 2.4 7 Butter
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Tryptophan 0.547 0.012 Cheese
Threonine 1.044 0.038 Cheese
Isoleucine 1.206 0.051 Cheese
Leucine 1.939 0.083 Cheese
Lysine 1.025 0.067 Cheese
Methionine 0.547 0.021 Cheese
Phenylalanine 1.074 0.041 Cheese
Valine 1.404 0.057 Cheese
Histidine 0.547 0.023 Cheese
Cholesterol 99 215 Cheese
Trans Fat 0.917 Butter
Saturated Fat 18.867 50.489 Cheese
Monounsaturated Fat 9.246 23.43 Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 1.421 3.01 Butter
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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