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Butter vs Peanut butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Butter and Peanut butter

  • Butter has less Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, Manganese, Vitamin E , Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6 than Peanut butter.
  • Butter covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 201% more than Peanut butter.
  • Peanut butter has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Butter, without salt and Peanut butter, smooth style, without salt.

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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 less Sodium -35.3%
Contains more Calcium +104.2%
Contains more Iron +8600%
Contains more Magnesium +8300%
Contains more Phosphorus +1295.8%
Contains more Potassium +2225%
Contains more Zinc +2688.9%
Contains more Copper +2537.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 66% 120% 144% 50% 3% 69% 141%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Contains more Calcium +104.2%
Contains more Iron +8600%
Contains more Magnesium +8300%
Contains more Phosphorus +1295.8%
Contains more Potassium +2225%
Contains more Zinc +2688.9%
Contains more Copper +2537.5%

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 +2233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +292.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +464.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31119%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +933.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14600%
Contains more Folate +2800%
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% 182% 0% 0% 38% 45% 246% 69% 102% 66% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +2233.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +292.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +464.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31119%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +933.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14600%
Contains more Folate +2800%

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 butter
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 butter Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 17.31g Peanut butter
Protein 0.85g 22.21g Peanut butter
Fats 81.11g 51.36g Butter
Carbs 0.06g 22.31g Peanut butter
Calories 717kcal 598kcal Butter
Starch g 3.56g Peanut butter
Fructose g 0.12g Peanut butter
Sugar 0.06g 10.49g Butter
Fiber 0g 5g Peanut butter
Calcium 24mg 49mg Peanut butter
Iron 0.02mg 1.74mg Peanut butter
Magnesium 2mg 168mg Peanut butter
Phosphorus 24mg 335mg Peanut butter
Potassium 24mg 558mg Peanut butter
Sodium 11mg 17mg Butter
Zinc 0.09mg 2.51mg Peanut butter
Copper 0.016mg 0.422mg Peanut butter
Vitamin A 2499IU 0IU Butter
Vitamin E 2.32mg 9.1mg Peanut butter
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.15mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.192mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B3 0.042mg 13.112mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B5 0.11mg 1.137mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0.441mg Peanut butter
Folate 3µg 87µg Peanut butter
Vitamin B12 0.17µg 0µg Butter
Vitamin K 7µg 0.3µg Butter
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.231mg Peanut butter
Threonine 0.038mg 0.525mg Peanut butter
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.616mg Peanut butter
Leucine 0.083mg 1.546mg Peanut butter
Lysine 0.067mg 0.681mg Peanut butter
Methionine 0.021mg 0.265mg Peanut butter
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 1.202mg Peanut butter
Valine 0.057mg 0.782mg Peanut butter
Histidine 0.023mg 0.557mg Peanut butter
Cholesterol 215mg 0mg Peanut butter
Trans Fat g 0.075g Butter
Saturated Fat 50.489g 10.325g Peanut butter
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43g 25.941g Peanut butter
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01g 12.535g Peanut butter

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butter Peanut butter
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
62
Peanut butter
Mineral Summary Score
4
Butter
76
Peanut butter

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
133%
Peanut butter
Carbohydrates
0%
Butter
22%
Peanut butter
Fats
374%
Butter
237%
Peanut butter

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 40.164g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.43g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
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 butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172470/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.