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Butter vs Sesame - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Butter and Sesame different?

  • Butter is richer in Vitamin A RAE, while Sesame is higher in Copper, Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Zinc.
  • Sesame covers your daily need of Copper 452% more than Butter.
  • Butter contains 10000000 times more Vitamin A RAE than Sesame. Butter contains 684µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Sesame contains 0µg.
  • Sesame is lower in Cholesterol.

Butter, without salt and Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried 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
Butter
0
:
7
Sesame
Contains more Calcium +3962.5%
Contains more Iron +72650%
Contains more Magnesium +17450%
Contains more Phosphorus +2520.8%
Contains more Potassium +1850%
Contains more Zinc +8511.1%
Contains more Copper +25412.5%
Equal in Sodium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 293% 546% 251% 270% 42% 2% 212% 1361%
Contains more Calcium +3962.5%
Contains more Iron +72650%
Contains more Magnesium +17450%
Contains more Phosphorus +2520.8%
Contains more Potassium +1850%
Contains more Zinc +8511.1%
Contains more Copper +25412.5%
Equal in Sodium - 11

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
:
5
Sesame
Contains more Vitamin A +27666.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +828%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15720%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +626.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10650%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26233.3%
Contains more Folate +3133.3%
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 1% 5% 0% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 73% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +27666.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +828%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15720%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +626.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10650%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26233.3%
Contains more Folate +3133.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butter Sesame Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 11.65g Sesame
Protein 0.85g 17.73g Sesame
Fats 81.11g 49.67g Butter
Carbs 0.06g 23.45g Sesame
Calories 717kcal 573kcal Butter
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.06g 0.3g Butter
Fiber 0g 11.8g Sesame
Calcium 24mg 975mg Sesame
Iron 0.02mg 14.55mg Sesame
Magnesium 2mg 351mg Sesame
Phosphorus 24mg 629mg Sesame
Potassium 24mg 468mg Sesame
Sodium 11mg 11mg
Zinc 0.09mg 7.75mg Sesame
Copper 0.016mg 4.082mg Sesame
Vitamin A 2499IU 9IU Butter
Vitamin E 2.32mg 0.25mg Butter
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.791mg Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.247mg Sesame
Vitamin B3 0.042mg 4.515mg Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.11mg 0.05mg Butter
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0.79mg Sesame
Folate 3µg 97µg Sesame
Vitamin B12 0.17µg 0µg Butter
Vitamin K 7µg 0µg Butter
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.388mg Sesame
Threonine 0.038mg 0.736mg Sesame
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.763mg Sesame
Leucine 0.083mg 1.358mg Sesame
Lysine 0.067mg 0.569mg Sesame
Methionine 0.021mg 0.586mg Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.94mg Sesame
Valine 0.057mg 0.99mg Sesame
Histidine 0.023mg 0.522mg Sesame
Cholesterol 215mg 0mg Sesame
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 50.489g 6.957g Sesame
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43g 18.759g Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01g 21.773g Sesame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Butter Sesame
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
50
Sesame
Mineral Summary Score
4
Butter
372
Sesame

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
106%
Sesame
Carbohydrates
0%
Butter
23%
Sesame
Fats
374%
Butter
229%
Sesame

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 43.532g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.24g)
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 - $2.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (11 mg)
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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.