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Butter vs Walnut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Butter and Walnut

  • Butter has more Vitamin A RAE, however Walnut is richer in Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Iron, and Vitamin B1.
  • Butter covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 222% more than Walnut.
  • Walnut has 684 times less Vitamin A RAE than Butter. Butter has 684µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Walnut has 1µg.
  • Walnut contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Butter, without salt and Nuts, walnuts, english.

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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
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8
Walnut
Contains more Calcium +308.3%
Contains more Iron +14450%
Contains more Magnesium +7800%
Contains more Phosphorus +1341.7%
Contains more Potassium +1737.5%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +3333.3%
Contains more Copper +9812.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 110% 113% 149% 39% 1% 85% 529%
Contains more Calcium +308.3%
Contains more Iron +14450%
Contains more Magnesium +7800%
Contains more Phosphorus +1341.7%
Contains more Potassium +1737.5%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Zinc +3333.3%
Contains more Copper +9812.5%

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
4
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7
Walnut
Contains more Vitamin A +12395%
Contains more Vitamin E +231.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +6720%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +341.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2578.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17800%
Contains more Folate +3166.7%
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 2% 14% 0% 5% 86% 35% 22% 35% 124% 74% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +12395%
Contains more Vitamin E +231.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +6720%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +341.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2578.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17800%
Contains more Folate +3166.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butter Walnut Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 7.01g Walnut
Protein 0.85g 15.23g Walnut
Fats 81.11g 65.21g Butter
Carbs 0.06g 13.71g Walnut
Calories 717kcal 654kcal Butter
Starch g 0.06g Walnut
Fructose g 0.09g Walnut
Sugar 0.06g 2.61g Butter
Fiber 0g 6.7g Walnut
Calcium 24mg 98mg Walnut
Iron 0.02mg 2.91mg Walnut
Magnesium 2mg 158mg Walnut
Phosphorus 24mg 346mg Walnut
Potassium 24mg 441mg Walnut
Sodium 11mg 2mg Walnut
Zinc 0.09mg 3.09mg Walnut
Copper 0.016mg 1.586mg Walnut
Vitamin A 2499IU 20IU Butter
Vitamin E 2.32mg 0.7mg Butter
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1.3mg Walnut
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.341mg Walnut
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.15mg Walnut
Vitamin B3 0.042mg 1.125mg Walnut
Vitamin B5 0.11mg 0.57mg Walnut
Vitamin B6 0.003mg 0.537mg Walnut
Folate 3µg 98µg Walnut
Vitamin B12 0.17µg 0µg Butter
Vitamin K 7µg 2.7µg Butter
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.17mg Walnut
Threonine 0.038mg 0.596mg Walnut
Isoleucine 0.051mg 0.625mg Walnut
Leucine 0.083mg 1.17mg Walnut
Lysine 0.067mg 0.424mg Walnut
Methionine 0.021mg 0.236mg Walnut
Phenylalanine 0.041mg 0.711mg Walnut
Valine 0.057mg 0.753mg Walnut
Histidine 0.023mg 0.391mg Walnut
Cholesterol 215mg 0mg Walnut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 50.489g 6.126g Walnut
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43g 8.933g Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01g 47.174g Walnut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Butter Walnut
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
33
Walnut
Mineral Summary Score
4
Butter
131
Walnut

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
91%
Walnut
Carbohydrates
0%
Butter
14%
Walnut
Fats
374%
Butter
301%
Walnut

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Walnut
Walnut contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Walnut
Walnut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Walnut
Walnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 44.363g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Walnut
Walnut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.55g)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Walnut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170187/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.