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Butter vs Brazil nut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Butter and Brazil nut

  • Butter has less Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin A, Manganese, Vitamin B1, and Zinc than Brazil nut.
  • Brazil nut covers your daily need of Selenium 3484% more than Butter.
  • Butter has 3 times more Saturated Fat than Brazil nut. While Butter has 50.489g of Saturated Fat, Brazil nut has only 16.134g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Butter, without salt and Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched.

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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
0
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Contains more Iron +12050%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Potassium +2645.8%
Contains more Magnesium +18700%
Contains more Copper +10793.8%
Contains more Zinc +4411.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +2920.8%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 8% 3% 2% 6% 3% 11% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 48% 59% 269% 581% 111% 311% 1%
Contains more Iron +12050%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Potassium +2645.8%
Contains more Magnesium +18700%
Contains more Copper +10793.8%
Contains more Zinc +4411.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +2920.8%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +602.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3266.7%
Contains more Folate +633.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.035
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 150% 47% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 22% 18% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 0% 114% 0% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 0% 0% 17%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +602.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3266.7%
Contains more Folate +633.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.035

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
28
Brazil nut
Mineral Summary Score
4
Butter
184
Brazil nut

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
86%
Brazil nut
Carbohydrates
0%
Butter
12%
Brazil nut
Fats
374%
Butter
310%
Brazil nut

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 Brazil nut
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

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Butter Brazil nut
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.27g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 34.355g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butter Brazil nut Opinion
Calories 717 659 Butter
Protein 0.85 14.32 Brazil nut
Fats 81.11 67.1 Butter
Vitamin C 0 0.7 Brazil nut
Carbs 0.06 11.74 Brazil nut
Cholesterol 215 0 Brazil nut
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.02 2.43 Brazil nut
Calcium 24 160 Brazil nut
Potassium 24 659 Brazil nut
Magnesium 2 376 Brazil nut
Sugar 0.06 2.33 Butter
Fiber 0 7.5 Brazil nut
Copper 0.016 1.743 Brazil nut
Zinc 0.09 4.06 Brazil nut
Starch 0.25 Brazil nut
Phosphorus 24 725 Brazil nut
Sodium 11 3 Brazil nut
Vitamin A 2499 0 Butter
Vitamin E 2.32 5.65 Brazil nut
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.005 0.617 Brazil nut
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.035 Brazil nut
Vitamin B3 0.042 0.295 Brazil nut
Vitamin B5 0.11 0.184 Brazil nut
Vitamin B6 0.003 0.101 Brazil nut
Vitamin B12 0.17 0 Butter
Vitamin K 7 0 Butter
Folate 3 22 Brazil nut
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 50.489 16.134 Brazil nut
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43 23.879 Brazil nut
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01 24.399 Brazil nut
Tryptophan 0.012 0.135 Brazil nut
Threonine 0.038 0.365 Brazil nut
Isoleucine 0.051 0.518 Brazil nut
Leucine 0.083 1.19 Brazil nut
Lysine 0.067 0.49 Brazil nut
Methionine 0.021 1.124 Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.639 Brazil nut
Valine 0.057 0.76 Brazil nut
Histidine 0.023 0.409 Brazil nut
Fructose 0 Brazil nut

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. Brazil nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170569/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.