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Butter vs Macaroon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Butter and Macaroon

  • Butter is richer in Vitamin E , yet Macaroon is richer in Vitamin A, Copper, Fiber, Selenium, Iron, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Butter is 152% higher.
  • Butter contains 12 times more Vitamin E than Macaroon. Butter contains 2.32mg of Vitamin E , while Macaroon contains 0.19mg.
  • Macaroon contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Butter, without salt and Cookies, coconut macaroon.

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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
Contains more Calcium +380%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Iron +4000%
Contains more Magnesium +1350%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Contains more Potassium +412.5%
Contains more Zinc +711.1%
Contains more Copper +1581.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 31% 21% 30% 11% 32% 20% 90%
Contains more Calcium +380%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Iron +4000%
Contains more Magnesium +1350%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Contains more Potassium +412.5%
Contains more Zinc +711.1%
Contains more Copper +1581.3%

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
Butter
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1121.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +536.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +423.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3100%
Equal in Folate - 3
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% 4% 0% 0% 5% 14% 5% 0% 23% 3% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1121.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +536.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +423.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3100%
Equal in Folate - 3

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 Macaroon
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butter Macaroon Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 56.12g Macaroon
Protein 0.85g 3.02g Macaroon
Fats 81.11g 22.55g Butter
Carbs 0.06g 61.22g Macaroon
Calories 717kcal 460kcal Butter
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.06g 45.16g Butter
Fiber 0g 5.1g Macaroon
Calcium 24mg 5mg Butter
Iron 0.02mg 0.82mg Macaroon
Magnesium 2mg 29mg Macaroon
Phosphorus 24mg 68mg Macaroon
Potassium 24mg 123mg Macaroon
Sodium 11mg 241mg Butter
Zinc 0.09mg 0.73mg Macaroon
Copper 0.016mg 0.269mg Macaroon
Vitamin A 2499IU 0IU Butter
Vitamin E 2.32mg 0.19mg Butter
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.02mg Macaroon
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.06mg Macaroon
Vitamin B3 0.042mg 0.22mg Macaroon
Vitamin B5 0.11mg mg Butter
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0.096mg Macaroon
Folate 3µg 3µg
Vitamin B12 0.17µg 0µg Butter
Vitamin K 7µg 1.1µg Butter
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Butter
Threonine 0.038mg mg Butter
Isoleucine 0.051mg mg Butter
Leucine 0.083mg mg Butter
Lysine 0.067mg mg Butter
Methionine 0.021mg mg Butter
Phenylalanine 0.041mg mg Butter
Valine 0.057mg mg Butter
Histidine 0.023mg mg Butter
Cholesterol 215mg 0mg Macaroon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 50.489g 20.099g Macaroon
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43g 1.61g Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01g 0.81g Butter

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Butter Macaroon
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
4
Macaroon
Mineral Summary Score
4
Butter
29
Macaroon

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
18%
Macaroon
Carbohydrates
0%
Butter
61%
Macaroon
Fats
374%
Butter
104%
Macaroon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 30.39g)
Which food is cheaper?
Macaroon
Macaroon is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Macaroon
Macaroon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 45.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 230mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Macaroon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171847/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.