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Butter vs Spread - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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
2
:
6
Spread
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Contains more Iron +3850%
Contains more Potassium +358.3%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Copper +712.5%
Contains more Zinc +1033.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +145.8%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains less Sodium -98.9%
Contains more Iron +3850%
Contains more Potassium +358.3%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Copper +712.5%
Contains more Zinc +1033.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +145.8%

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
:
7
Spread
Contains more Vitamin A +2772.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +337.5%
Contains more Folate, total +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3340%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +294.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4019%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +558.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +2772.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +337.5%
Contains more Folate, total +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3340%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +294.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4019%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +558.8%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
18
Butter
18
Spread
Mineral Summary Score
3
Butter
27
Spread

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 the food
Protein
5%
Butter
46%
Spread
Carbohydrates
0%
Butter
12%
Spread
Fats
374%
Butter
80%
Spread

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Butter Spread
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Butter Spread
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?
Spread
Spread is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 177mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Spread
Spread contains less Sugars (difference - 0.06g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spread
Spread is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 44.512g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spread
Spread is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Spread
Spread is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Spread
Spread is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 1002mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Butter Spread Opinion
Calories 717 235 Butter
Protein 0.85 7.66 Spread
Fats 81.11 17.34 Butter
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.06 11.94 Spread
Cholesterol 215 38 Spread
Vitamin D 0 22 Spread
Iron 0.02 0.79 Spread
Calcium 24 12 Butter
Potassium 24 110 Spread
Magnesium 2 8 Spread
Sugars 0.06 0 Butter
Fiber 0 0.2 Spread
Copper 0.016 0.13 Spread
Zinc 0.09 1.02 Spread
Starch
Phosphorus 24 59 Spread
Sodium 11 1013 Butter
Vitamin A 2499 87 Butter
Vitamin E 2.32 1.74 Butter
Vitamin D 0 0.6 Spread
Vitamin B1 0.005 0.172 Spread
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.134 Spread
Vitamin B3 0.042 1.73 Spread
Vitamin B5 0.11 0.43 Spread
Vitamin B6 0.003 0.12 Spread
Vitamin B12 0.17 1.12 Spread
Vitamin K 7 1.6 Butter
Folate, total 3 2 Butter
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 50.489 5.977 Spread
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43 7.584 Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01 2.565 Butter
Tryptophan 0.012 0.082 Spread
Threonine 0.038 0.334 Spread
Isoleucine 0.051 0.334 Spread
Leucine 0.083 0.6 Spread
Lysine 0.067 0.663 Spread
Methionine 0.021 0.196 Spread
Phenylalanine 0.041 0.301 Spread
Valine 0.057 0.356 Spread
Histidine 0.023 0.279 Spread
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Spread - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174583/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.