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Cashew vs Butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cashew and Butter

  • Cashew has more Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Manganese, Magnesium, Zinc, and Vitamin B1, however Butter has more Vitamin A.
  • Cashew's daily need coverage for Copper is 242% more.
  • Cashew has 414 times more Manganese than Butter. Cashew has 1.655mg of Manganese, while Butter has 0.004mg.
  • Cashew is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Nuts, cashew nuts, raw and Butter, without salt.

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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
Cashew
7
:
1
Butter
Contains more Iron +33300%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +2650%
Contains more Magnesium +14500%
Contains more Copper +13618.8%
Contains more Zinc +6322.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +2370.8%
Equal in Sodium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 251% 12% 59% 209% 732% 158% 255% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 8% 3% 2% 6% 3% 11% 2%
Contains more Iron +33300%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains more Potassium +2650%
Contains more Magnesium +14500%
Contains more Copper +13618.8%
Contains more Zinc +6322.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +2370.8%
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
Cashew
8
:
3
Butter
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +8360%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2428.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +685.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13800%
Contains more Vitamin K +387.1%
Contains more Folate +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +157.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 0% 19% 0% 106% 14% 20% 52% 97% 0% 86% 19%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 150% 47% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 22% 18% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +8360%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2428.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +685.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13800%
Contains more Vitamin K +387.1%
Contains more Folate +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +157.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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.
Cashew Butter
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cashew Butter Opinion
Calories 553kcal 717kcal Butter
Protein 18.22g 0.85g Cashew
Fats 43.85g 81.11g Butter
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0mg Cashew
Net carbs 26.89g 0.06g Cashew
Carbs 30.19g 0.06g Cashew
Cholesterol 0mg 215mg Cashew
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 6.68mg 0.02mg Cashew
Calcium 37mg 24mg Cashew
Potassium 660mg 24mg Cashew
Magnesium 292mg 2mg Cashew
Sugar 5.91g 0.06g Butter
Fiber 3.3g 0g Cashew
Copper 2.195mg 0.016mg Cashew
Zinc 5.78mg 0.09mg Cashew
Starch 23.49g g Cashew
Phosphorus 593mg 24mg Cashew
Sodium 12mg 11mg Butter
Vitamin A 0IU 2499IU Butter
Vitamin E 0.9mg 2.32mg Butter
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.423mg 0.005mg Cashew
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.034mg Cashew
Vitamin B3 1.062mg 0.042mg Cashew
Vitamin B5 0.864mg 0.11mg Cashew
Vitamin B6 0.417mg 0.003mg Cashew
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.17µg Butter
Vitamin K 34.1µg 7µg Cashew
Folate 25µg 3µg Cashew
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 7.783g 50.489g Cashew
Monounsaturated Fat 23.797g 23.43g Cashew
Polyunsaturated fat 7.845g 3.01g Cashew
Tryptophan 0.287mg 0.012mg Cashew
Threonine 0.688mg 0.038mg Cashew
Isoleucine 0.789mg 0.051mg Cashew
Leucine 1.472mg 0.083mg Cashew
Lysine 0.928mg 0.067mg Cashew
Methionine 0.362mg 0.021mg Cashew
Phenylalanine 0.951mg 0.041mg Cashew
Valine 1.094mg 0.057mg Cashew
Histidine 0.456mg 0.023mg Cashew
Fructose 0.05g g Cashew

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cashew Butter
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
34
Cashew
21
Butter
Mineral Summary Score
209
Cashew
4
Butter

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
109%
Cashew
5%
Butter
Carbohydrates
30%
Cashew
0%
Butter
Fats
202%
Cashew
374%
Butter

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 42.706g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cashew
Cashew is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cashew
Cashew is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $0.9)

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. Cashew - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170162/nutrients
  2. Butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173430/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.