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Butter vs Peanut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Butter and Peanut

  • Butter has less Copper, Manganese, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B3, Folate, Iron, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus.
  • Butter's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 221% more.
  • Peanut is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Butter, without salt and Peanuts, all types, 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
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7
Peanut
Contains less Sodium -38.9%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Iron +22800%
Contains more Magnesium +8300%
Contains more Phosphorus +1466.7%
Contains more Potassium +2837.5%
Contains more Zinc +3533.3%
Contains more Copper +7050%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 172% 120% 162% 63% 3% 90% 382%
Contains less Sodium -38.9%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Iron +22800%
Contains more Magnesium +8300%
Contains more Phosphorus +1466.7%
Contains more Potassium +2837.5%
Contains more Zinc +3533.3%
Contains more Copper +7050%

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
:
7
Peanut
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 Folate +7900%
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% 167% 0% 0% 160% 32% 227% 107% 81% 180% 0% 0%
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 Folate +7900%

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 Peanut
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 Peanut Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 7.63g Peanut
Protein 0.85g 25.8g Peanut
Fats 81.11g 49.24g Butter
Carbs 0.06g 16.13g Peanut
Calories 717kcal 567kcal Butter
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.06g 4.72g Butter
Fiber 0g 8.5g Peanut
Calcium 24mg 92mg Peanut
Iron 0.02mg 4.58mg Peanut
Magnesium 2mg 168mg Peanut
Phosphorus 24mg 376mg Peanut
Potassium 24mg 705mg Peanut
Sodium 11mg 18mg Butter
Zinc 0.09mg 3.27mg Peanut
Copper 0.016mg 1.144mg Peanut
Vitamin A 2499IU 0IU Butter
Vitamin E 2.32mg 8.33mg Peanut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.64mg Peanut
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.135mg Peanut
Vitamin B3 0.042mg 12.066mg Peanut
Vitamin B5 0.11mg 1.767mg Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0.348mg Peanut
Folate 3µg 240µg Peanut
Vitamin B12 0.17µg 0µg Butter
Vitamin K 7µg 0µg Butter
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.25mg Peanut
Threonine 0.038mg 0.883mg Peanut
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.907mg Peanut
Leucine 0.083mg 1.672mg Peanut
Lysine 0.067mg 0.926mg Peanut
Methionine 0.021mg 0.317mg Peanut
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 1.377mg Peanut
Valine 0.057mg 1.082mg Peanut
Histidine 0.023mg 0.652mg Peanut
Cholesterol 215mg 0mg Peanut
Trans Fat g 0g Butter
Saturated Fat 50.489g 6.279g Peanut
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43g 24.426g Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01g 15.558g Peanut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butter Peanut
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
79
Peanut
Mineral Summary Score
4
Butter
127
Peanut

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
155%
Peanut
Carbohydrates
0%
Butter
16%
Peanut
Fats
374%
Butter
227%
Peanut

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 richer in minerals?
Peanut
Peanut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peanut
Peanut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.66g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $1.2)

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. Peanut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172430/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.