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

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
3
:
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 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 0% 0% 182% 0% 38% 45% 246% 69% 102% 0% 1% 66%
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 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 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

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Butter Peanut butter
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.