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Macaroon vs Butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Macaroon and Butter

  • Macaroon is richer in Copper, Selenium, Iron, and Vitamin B6, yet Butter is richer in Vitamin A, Fiber, and Vitamin E .
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Butter is 152% higher.
  • Macaroon contains 41 times more Iron than Butter. Macaroon contains 0.82mg of Iron, while Butter contains 0.02mg.
  • Butter contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Cookies, coconut macaroon 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
Contains more Iron +4000%
Contains more Potassium +412.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1350%
Contains more Copper +1581.3%
Contains more Zinc +711.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Contains more Calcium +380%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 31% 2% 11% 21% 90% 20% 30% 32%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 8% 3% 2% 6% 3% 11% 2%
Contains more Iron +4000%
Contains more Potassium +412.5%
Contains more Magnesium +1350%
Contains more Copper +1581.3%
Contains more Zinc +711.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +183.3%
Contains more Calcium +380%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%

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
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Butter
Contains more Vitamin B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +423.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3100%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1121.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +536.4%
Equal in Folate - 3
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 0% 5% 14% 5% 0% 23% 0% 3% 3%
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 B1 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +423.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3100%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1121.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +536.4%
Equal in Folate - 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.
Macaroon Butter
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Macaroon Butter Opinion
Calories 460kcal 717kcal Butter
Protein 3.02g 0.85g Macaroon
Fats 22.55g 81.11g Butter
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 56.12g 0.06g Macaroon
Carbs 61.22g 0.06g Macaroon
Cholesterol 0mg 215mg Macaroon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 0.82mg 0.02mg Macaroon
Calcium 5mg 24mg Butter
Potassium 123mg 24mg Macaroon
Magnesium 29mg 2mg Macaroon
Sugar 45.16g 0.06g Butter
Fiber 5.1g 0g Macaroon
Copper 0.269mg 0.016mg Macaroon
Zinc 0.73mg 0.09mg Macaroon
Starch g g
Phosphorus 68mg 24mg Macaroon
Sodium 241mg 11mg Butter
Vitamin A 0IU 2499IU Butter
Vitamin E 0.19mg 2.32mg Butter
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.005mg Macaroon
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.034mg Macaroon
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 0.042mg Macaroon
Vitamin B5 mg 0.11mg Butter
Vitamin B6 0.096mg 0.003mg Macaroon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.17µg Butter
Vitamin K 1.1µg 7µg Butter
Folate 3µg 3µg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 20.099g 50.489g Macaroon
Monounsaturated Fat 1.61g 23.43g Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81g 3.01g Butter
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Butter
Threonine mg 0.038mg Butter
Isoleucine mg 0.051mg Butter
Leucine mg 0.083mg Butter
Lysine mg 0.067mg Butter
Methionine mg 0.021mg Butter
Phenylalanine mg 0.041mg Butter
Valine mg 0.057mg Butter
Histidine mg 0.023mg Butter
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Macaroon 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
4
Macaroon
21
Butter
Mineral Summary Score
29
Macaroon
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
18%
Macaroon
5%
Butter
Carbohydrates
61%
Macaroon
0%
Butter
Fats
104%
Macaroon
374%
Butter

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 30.39g)
Which food is cheaper?
Macaroon
Macaroon is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Macaroon
Macaroon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 45.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 230mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
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. Macaroon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171847/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.