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

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 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% 114% 0% 3% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 17% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butter Brazil nut Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 4.24g Brazil nut
Protein 0.85g 14.32g Brazil nut
Fats 81.11g 67.1g Butter
Carbs 0.06g 11.74g Brazil nut
Calories 717kcal 659kcal Butter
Starch g 0.25g Brazil nut
Fructose g 0g Brazil nut
Sugar 0.06g 2.33g Butter
Fiber 0g 7.5g Brazil nut
Calcium 24mg 160mg Brazil nut
Iron 0.02mg 2.43mg Brazil nut
Magnesium 2mg 376mg Brazil nut
Phosphorus 24mg 725mg Brazil nut
Potassium 24mg 659mg Brazil nut
Sodium 11mg 3mg Brazil nut
Zinc 0.09mg 4.06mg Brazil nut
Copper 0.016mg 1.743mg Brazil nut
Vitamin A 2499IU 0IU Butter
Vitamin E 2.32mg 5.65mg Brazil nut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.7mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.617mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.035mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B3 0.042mg 0.295mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B5 0.11mg 0.184mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0.101mg Brazil nut
Folate 3µg 22µg Brazil nut
Vitamin B12 0.17µg 0µg Butter
Vitamin K 7µg 0µg Butter
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.135mg Brazil nut
Threonine 0.038mg 0.365mg Brazil nut
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.518mg Brazil nut
Leucine 0.083mg 1.19mg Brazil nut
Lysine 0.067mg 0.49mg Brazil nut
Methionine 0.021mg 1.124mg Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.639mg Brazil nut
Valine 0.057mg 0.76mg Brazil nut
Histidine 0.023mg 0.409mg Brazil nut
Cholesterol 215mg 0mg Brazil nut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 50.489g 16.134g Brazil nut
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43g 23.879g Brazil nut
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01g 24.399g Brazil nut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butter Brazil nut
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
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

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 contains less Sodium?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
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

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.