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Butter vs Pumpkin seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Butter and Pumpkin seed different?

  • Butter is richer in Vitamin A RAE, while Pumpkin seed is higher in Zinc, Copper, Fiber, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium, and Manganese.
  • Butter covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 234% more than Pumpkin seed.
  • Butter contains 228 times more Vitamin A RAE than Pumpkin seed. Butter contains 684µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Pumpkin seed contains 3µg.
  • Pumpkin seed is lower in Saturated Fat.

Butter, without salt and Seeds, pumpkin and squash seeds, whole, roasted, without salt types were used in this article.

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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 -38.9%
Contains more Calcium +129.2%
Contains more Iron +16450%
Contains more Magnesium +13000%
Contains more Phosphorus +283.3%
Contains more Potassium +3729.2%
Contains more Zinc +11344.4%
Contains more Copper +4212.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 125% 188% 40% 82% 3% 281% 230%
Contains less Sodium -38.9%
Contains more Calcium +129.2%
Contains more Iron +16450%
Contains more Magnesium +13000%
Contains more Phosphorus +283.3%
Contains more Potassium +3729.2%
Contains more Zinc +11344.4%
Contains more Copper +4212.5%

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +3930.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +580%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +581%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1133.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
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 4% 0% 0% 1% 9% 12% 6% 4% 9% 7% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +3930.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +580%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +581%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1133.3%
Contains more Folate +200%

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 Pumpkin seed
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butter Pumpkin seed Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 35.35g Pumpkin seed
Protein 0.85g 18.55g Pumpkin seed
Fats 81.11g 19.4g Butter
Carbs 0.06g 53.75g Pumpkin seed
Calories 717kcal 446kcal Butter
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.06g g Pumpkin seed
Fiber 0g 18.4g Pumpkin seed
Calcium 24mg 55mg Pumpkin seed
Iron 0.02mg 3.31mg Pumpkin seed
Magnesium 2mg 262mg Pumpkin seed
Phosphorus 24mg 92mg Pumpkin seed
Potassium 24mg 919mg Pumpkin seed
Sodium 11mg 18mg Butter
Zinc 0.09mg 10.3mg Pumpkin seed
Copper 0.016mg 0.69mg Pumpkin seed
Vitamin A 2499IU 62IU Butter
Vitamin E 2.32mg mg Butter
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.3mg Pumpkin seed
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.034mg Pumpkin seed
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.052mg Pumpkin seed
Vitamin B3 0.042mg 0.286mg Pumpkin seed
Vitamin B5 0.11mg 0.056mg Butter
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0.037mg Pumpkin seed
Folate 3µg 9µg Pumpkin seed
Vitamin B12 0.17µg 0µg Butter
Vitamin K 7µg µg Butter
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.326mg Pumpkin seed
Threonine 0.038mg 0.683mg Pumpkin seed
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.956mg Pumpkin seed
Leucine 0.083mg 1.572mg Pumpkin seed
Lysine 0.067mg 1.386mg Pumpkin seed
Methionine 0.021mg 0.417mg Pumpkin seed
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.924mg Pumpkin seed
Valine 0.057mg 1.491mg Pumpkin seed
Histidine 0.023mg 0.515mg Pumpkin seed
Cholesterol 215mg 0mg Pumpkin seed
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 50.489g 3.67g Pumpkin seed
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43g 6.032g Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01g 8.844g Pumpkin seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Butter Pumpkin seed
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
4
Pumpkin seed
Mineral Summary Score
4
Butter
120
Pumpkin seed

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
111%
Pumpkin seed
Carbohydrates
0%
Butter
54%
Pumpkin seed
Fats
374%
Butter
90%
Pumpkin seed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.06g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 46.819g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is relatively richer in minerals
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 - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Pumpkin seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170188/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.