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Butter vs Cashew - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Butter and Cashew

  • Butter has less Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin A RAE, Manganese, Magnesium, Zinc, and Vitamin B1.
  • Cashew's daily need coverage for Copper is 242% more.
  • Butter has 6 times more Saturated Fat than Cashew. Butter has 50.489g of Saturated Fat, while Cashew has 7.783g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Butter, without salt and Nuts, cashew nuts, raw.

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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 Calcium +54.2%
Contains more Iron +33300%
Contains more Magnesium +14500%
Contains more Phosphorus +2370.8%
Contains more Potassium +2650%
Contains more Zinc +6322.2%
Contains more Copper +13618.8%
Equal in Sodium - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 251% 209% 255% 59% 2% 158% 732%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains more Iron +33300%
Contains more Magnesium +14500%
Contains more Phosphorus +2370.8%
Contains more Potassium +2650%
Contains more Zinc +6322.2%
Contains more Copper +13618.8%
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
:
8
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 Folate +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +387.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 150% 47% 0% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 3% 22% 18%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 19% 0% 2% 106% 14% 20% 52% 97% 19% 0% 86%
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 Folate +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +387.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to 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
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butter Cashew Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 26.89g Cashew
Protein 0.85g 18.22g Cashew
Fats 81.11g 43.85g Butter
Carbs 0.06g 30.19g Cashew
Calories 717kcal 553kcal Butter
Starch g 23.49g Cashew
Fructose g 0.05g Cashew
Sugar 0.06g 5.91g Butter
Fiber 0g 3.3g Cashew
Calcium 24mg 37mg Cashew
Iron 0.02mg 6.68mg Cashew
Magnesium 2mg 292mg Cashew
Phosphorus 24mg 593mg Cashew
Potassium 24mg 660mg Cashew
Sodium 11mg 12mg Butter
Zinc 0.09mg 5.78mg Cashew
Copper 0.016mg 2.195mg Cashew
Vitamin A 2499IU 0IU Butter
Vitamin E 2.32mg 0.9mg Butter
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.5mg Cashew
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.423mg Cashew
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.058mg Cashew
Vitamin B3 0.042mg 1.062mg Cashew
Vitamin B5 0.11mg 0.864mg Cashew
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0.417mg Cashew
Folate 3µg 25µg Cashew
Vitamin B12 0.17µg 0µg Butter
Vitamin K 7µg 34.1µg Cashew
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.287mg Cashew
Threonine 0.038mg 0.688mg Cashew
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.789mg Cashew
Leucine 0.083mg 1.472mg Cashew
Lysine 0.067mg 0.928mg Cashew
Methionine 0.021mg 0.362mg Cashew
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.951mg Cashew
Valine 0.057mg 1.094mg Cashew
Histidine 0.023mg 0.456mg Cashew
Cholesterol 215mg 0mg Cashew
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 50.489g 7.783g Cashew
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43g 23.797g Cashew
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01g 7.845g Cashew

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
21
Butter
34
Cashew
Mineral Summary Score
4
Butter
209
Cashew

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

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 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 is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $0.9)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173430/nutrients
  2. Cashew - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170162/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.