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Butter vs Mayonnaise - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Butter and Mayonnaise

  • Butter has more Vitamin A RAE, and Monounsaturated Fat, however Mayonnaise is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin E , and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Butter covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 194% more than Mayonnaise.
  • Mayonnaise has 43 times less Vitamin A RAE than Butter. Butter has 684µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Mayonnaise has 16µg.
  • Mayonnaise contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Butter, without salt and Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular.

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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 +200%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +20%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Iron +950%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +18.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 8% 1% 9% 2% 83% 5% 7%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +20%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Iron +950%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +18.8%

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
4
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Contains more Vitamin A +3744.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +41.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +2228.6%
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% 66% 6% 0% 3% 5% 0% 11% 2% 4% 15% 408%
Contains more Vitamin A +3744.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +41.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +2228.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butter Mayonnaise Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 0.57g Mayonnaise
Protein 0.85g 0.96g Mayonnaise
Fats 81.11g 74.85g Butter
Carbs 0.06g 0.57g Mayonnaise
Calories 717kcal 680kcal Butter
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.05g Mayonnaise
Sugar 0.06g 0.57g Butter
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 24mg 8mg Butter
Iron 0.02mg 0.21mg Mayonnaise
Magnesium 2mg 1mg Butter
Phosphorus 24mg 21mg Butter
Potassium 24mg 20mg Butter
Sodium 11mg 635mg Butter
Zinc 0.09mg 0.15mg Mayonnaise
Copper 0.016mg 0.019mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin A 2499IU 65IU Butter
Vitamin E 2.32mg 3.28mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin D 0IU 7IU Mayonnaise
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Mayonnaise
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.01mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.019mg Butter
Vitamin B3 0.042mg 0mg Butter
Vitamin B5 0.11mg 0.172mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0.008mg Mayonnaise
Folate 3µg 5µg Mayonnaise
Vitamin B12 0.17µg 0.12µg Butter
Vitamin K 7µg 163µg Mayonnaise
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.017mg Mayonnaise
Threonine 0.038mg 0.055mg Mayonnaise
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.065mg Mayonnaise
Leucine 0.083mg 0.095mg Mayonnaise
Lysine 0.067mg 0.072mg Mayonnaise
Methionine 0.021mg 0.035mg Mayonnaise
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.057mg Mayonnaise
Valine 0.057mg 0.074mg Mayonnaise
Histidine 0.023mg 0.026mg Mayonnaise
Cholesterol 215mg 42mg Mayonnaise
Trans Fat g 0.187g Butter
Saturated Fat 50.489g 11.703g Mayonnaise
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43g 16.843g Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01g 44.69g Mayonnaise

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Butter Mayonnaise
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
43
Mayonnaise
Mineral Summary Score
4
Butter
14
Mayonnaise

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
6%
Mayonnaise
Carbohydrates
0%
Butter
1%
Mayonnaise
Fats
374%
Butter
345%
Mayonnaise

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 173mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 38.786g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.51g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 624mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Mayonnaise - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171009/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.