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Peanut vs Butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 44.21g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peanut
Peanut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Butter
Butter contains less Sugars (difference - 4.66g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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.
Peanut Butter
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
Peanut Butter
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
47
Peanut
19
Butter
Mineral Summary Score
80
Peanut
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
Peanut
7
:
1
Butter
Contains more Iron +22800%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Potassium +2837.5%
Contains more Magnesium +8300%
Contains more Copper +7050%
Contains more Zinc +3533.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +1466.7%
Contains less Sodium -38.9%
Contains more Iron +22800%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Potassium +2837.5%
Contains more Magnesium +8300%
Contains more Copper +7050%
Contains more Zinc +3533.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +1466.7%
Contains less Sodium -38.9%

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
Peanut
6
:
3
Butter
Contains more Vitamin E +259.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28628.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1506.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11500%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +259.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28628.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1506.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11500%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
155%
Peanut
5%
Butter
Carbohydrates
16%
Peanut
0%
Butter
Fats
227%
Peanut
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 Peanut Butter Opinion
Calories 567 717 Butter
Protein 25.8 0.85 Peanut
Fats 49.24 81.11 Butter
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 16.13 0.06 Peanut
Cholesterol 0 215 Peanut
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.58 0.02 Peanut
Calcium 92 24 Peanut
Potassium 705 24 Peanut
Magnesium 168 2 Peanut
Sugars 4.72 0.06 Peanut
Fiber 8.5 0 Peanut
Copper 1.144 0.016 Peanut
Zinc 3.27 0.09 Peanut
Starch
Phosphorus 376 24 Peanut
Sodium 18 11 Butter
Vitamin A 0 2499 Butter
Vitamin E 8.33 2.32 Peanut
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.64 0.005 Peanut
Vitamin B2 0.135 0.034 Peanut
Vitamin B3 12.066 0.042 Peanut
Vitamin B5 1.767 0.11 Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.003 Peanut
Vitamin B12 0 0.17 Butter
Vitamin K 0 7 Butter
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Butter
Saturated Fat 6.279 50.489 Peanut
Monounsaturated Fat 24.426 23.43 Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 15.558 3.01 Peanut
Tryptophan 0.25 0.012 Peanut
Threonine 0.883 0.038 Peanut
Isoleucine 0.907 0.051 Peanut
Leucine 1.672 0.083 Peanut
Lysine 0.926 0.067 Peanut
Methionine 0.317 0.021 Peanut
Phenylalanine 1.377 0.041 Peanut
Valine 1.082 0.057 Peanut
Histidine 0.652 0.023 Peanut
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