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Croissant vs Crouton - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Croissant and Crouton

  • Croissant contains less Selenium, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Folate, and Fiber than Crouton.
  • Croissant's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 51% higher.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Crouton is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Croissants, butter and Croutons, plain.

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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
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Contains less Sodium -33.1%
Contains more Iron +101%
Contains more Calcium +105.4%
Contains more Magnesium +93.8%
Contains more Copper +103.8%
Contains more Zinc +18.7%
Equal in Potassium - 124
Equal in Phosphorus - 115
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 77% 12% 11% 12% 27% 21% 45% 61%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 153% 23% 11% 23% 55% 25% 50% 92%
Contains less Sodium -33.1%
Contains more Iron +101%
Contains more Calcium +105.4%
Contains more Magnesium +93.8%
Contains more Copper +103.8%
Contains more Zinc +18.7%
Equal in Potassium - 124
Equal in Phosphorus - 115

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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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148.6%
Contains more Folate +50%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 45% 17% 0% 97% 56% 42% 52% 14% 20% 5% 66%
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% 0% 0% 156% 63% 102% 26% 6% 0% 0% 99%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +148.6%
Contains more Folate +50%

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
Croissant
38
Crouton
Mineral Summary Score
33
Croissant
53
Crouton

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
49%
Croissant
71%
Crouton
Carbohydrates
46%
Croissant
74%
Crouton
Fats
97%
Croissant
30%
Crouton

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.
Croissant Crouton
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok

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Croissant Crouton
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?
Crouton
Crouton is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 67mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crouton
Crouton is lower in Sugar (difference - 11.26g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crouton
Crouton is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.149g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crouton
Crouton is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Croissant
Croissant contains less Sodium (difference - 231mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Croissant
Croissant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Croissant
Croissant is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Croissant
Croissant is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Croissant Crouton Opinion
Calories 406 407 Crouton
Protein 8.2 11.9 Crouton
Fats 21 6.6 Croissant
Vitamin C 0.2 0 Croissant
Carbs 45.8 73.5 Crouton
Cholesterol 67 0 Crouton
Vitamin D 0 Croissant
Iron 2.03 4.08 Crouton
Calcium 37 76 Crouton
Potassium 118 124 Crouton
Magnesium 16 31 Crouton
Sugar 11.26 Crouton
Fiber 2.6 5.1 Crouton
Copper 0.08 0.163 Crouton
Zinc 0.75 0.89 Crouton
Starch
Phosphorus 105 115 Crouton
Sodium 467 698 Croissant
Vitamin A 744 0 Croissant
Vitamin E 0.84 Croissant
Vitamin D 0 Croissant
Vitamin B1 0.388 0.623 Crouton
Vitamin B2 0.241 0.272 Crouton
Vitamin B3 2.188 5.439 Crouton
Vitamin B5 0.861 0.429 Croissant
Vitamin B6 0.058 0.026 Croissant
Vitamin B12 0.16 0 Croissant
Vitamin K 1.8 Croissant
Folate 88 132 Crouton
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 11.659 1.51 Crouton
Monounsaturated Fat 5.525 3.059 Croissant
Polyunsaturated fat 1.094 1.273 Crouton
Tryptophan 0.099 0.14 Crouton
Threonine 0.284 0.337 Crouton
Isoleucine 0.365 0.456 Crouton
Leucine 0.623 0.832 Crouton
Lysine 0.329 0.278 Croissant
Methionine 0.175 0.211 Crouton
Phenylalanine 0.416 0.586 Crouton
Valine 0.41 0.514 Crouton
Histidine 0.187 0.255 Crouton
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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. Croissant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174987/nutrients
  2. Crouton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172751/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.