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Cashew butter vs. Cocoa butter — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cashew butter and Cocoa butter different?

  • Cashew butter has more Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin E , Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Folate than Cocoa butter.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Cocoa butter is 245% higher.
  • Cashew butter has less Saturated Fat.

Nuts, cashew butter, plain, with salt added and Oil, cocoa butter are the varieties 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 19% 185% 148% 167% 40% 39% 121% 586% 0% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin E +182.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +16000%
Contains more Vitamin K +22.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 102% 0% 0% 40% 37% 21% 0% 47% 42% 0% 27% 76%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 37% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 62%
Contains more Vitamin E +182.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +16000%
Contains more Vitamin K +22.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Fats +88.6%
12% 53% 30% 2% 2%
Protein: 12.12 g
Fats: 53.03 g
Carbs: 30.3 g
Water: 2.34 g
Other: 2.21 g
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 100 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 0 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +∞%
Contains more Other +∞%
Contains more Fats +88.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +345.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +23.2%
21% 53% 26%
Saturated Fat: 10.606 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 26.709 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 13.371 g
62% 34% 3%
Saturated Fat: 59.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 32.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +345.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +23.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cashew butter Cocoa butter
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cashew butter Cocoa butter Opinion
Net carbs 27.3g 0g Cashew butter
Protein 12.12g 0g Cashew butter
Fats 53.03g 100g Cocoa butter
Carbs 30.3g 0g Cashew butter
Calories 609kcal 884kcal Cocoa butter
Sugar 9.09g 0g Cocoa butter
Fiber 3g 0g Cashew butter
Calcium 61mg 0mg Cashew butter
Iron 4.91mg 0mg Cashew butter
Magnesium 206mg 0mg Cashew butter
Phosphorus 388mg 0mg Cashew butter
Potassium 447mg 0mg Cashew butter
Sodium 295mg 0mg Cocoa butter
Zinc 4.43mg 0mg Cashew butter
Copper 1.758mg 0mg Cashew butter
Selenium 9.3µg 0µg Cashew butter
Vitamin E 5.08mg 1.8mg Cashew butter
Vitamin B1 0.158mg 0mg Cashew butter
Vitamin B2 0.159mg 0mg Cashew butter
Vitamin B3 1.108mg 0mg Cashew butter
Vitamin B6 0.203mg 0mg Cashew butter
Folate 55µg 0µg Cashew butter
Choline 48.3mg 0.3mg Cashew butter
Vitamin K 30.3µg 24.7µg Cashew butter
Tryptophan 0.162mg 0mg Cashew butter
Threonine 0.388mg 0mg Cashew butter
Isoleucine 0.445mg 0mg Cashew butter
Leucine 0.831mg 0mg Cashew butter
Lysine 0.523mg 0mg Cashew butter
Methionine 0.204mg 0mg Cashew butter
Phenylalanine 0.537mg 0mg Cashew butter
Valine 0.617mg 0mg Cashew butter
Histidine 0.257mg 0mg Cashew butter
Saturated Fat 10.606g 59.7g Cashew butter
Monounsaturated Fat 26.709g 32.9g Cocoa butter
Polyunsaturated fat 13.371g 3g Cashew butter

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cashew butter Cocoa butter
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
30%
Cashew butter
8%
Cocoa butter
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
135%
Cashew butter
0%
Cocoa butter

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cocoa butter
Cocoa butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cocoa butter
Cocoa butter contains less Sodium (difference - 295mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cashew butter
Cashew butter is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 49.094g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cashew butter
Cashew butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cashew butter
Cashew butter is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cashew butter
Cashew butter is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cashew butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168597/nutrients
  2. Cocoa butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171421/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.