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Croissant vs. Crouton — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Croissant and Crouton

  • Croissant has more Vitamin A RAE, while Crouton has more Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Folate, and Fiber.
  • Croissant's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 51% higher.
  • The amount of Cholesterol 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -33.1%
Contains more Calcium +105.4%
Contains more Iron +101%
Contains more Magnesium +93.8%
Contains more Zinc +18.7%
Contains more Copper +103.8%
Contains more Manganese +51.5%
Contains more Selenium +65.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 115
Equal in Potassium - 124
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 77% 12% 45% 11% 61% 21% 27% 44% 124%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 153% 23% 50% 11% 92% 25% 55% 66% 205%
Contains less Sodium -33.1%
Contains more Calcium +105.4%
Contains more Iron +101%
Contains more Magnesium +93.8%
Contains more Zinc +18.7%
Contains more Copper +103.8%
Contains more Manganese +51.5%
Contains more Selenium +65.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 115
Equal in Potassium - 124

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 45% 17% 0% 1% 97% 56% 42% 52% 14% 66% 20% 22% 5%
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% 0% 0% 0% 156% 63% 102% 26% 6% 99% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +218.2%
Contains more Water +321.8%
Contains more Protein +45.1%
Contains more Carbs +60.5%
Contains more Other +38.9%
8% 21% 46% 23% 2%
Protein: 8.2 g
Fats: 21 g
Carbs: 45.8 g
Water: 23.2 g
Other: 1.8 g
12% 7% 74% 6% 3%
Protein: 11.9 g
Fats: 6.6 g
Carbs: 73.5 g
Water: 5.5 g
Other: 2.5 g
Contains more Fats +218.2%
Contains more Water +321.8%
Contains more Protein +45.1%
Contains more Carbs +60.5%
Contains more Other +38.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +80.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +16.4%
64% 30% 6%
Saturated Fat: 11.659 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.525 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.094 g
26% 52% 22%
Saturated Fat: 1.51 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.059 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.273 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +80.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -87%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +16.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Croissant Crouton
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Croissant Crouton Opinion
Net carbs 43.2g 68.4g Crouton
Protein 8.2g 11.9g Crouton
Fats 21g 6.6g Croissant
Carbs 45.8g 73.5g Crouton
Calories 406kcal 407kcal Crouton
Sugar 11.26g Crouton
Fiber 2.6g 5.1g Crouton
Calcium 37mg 76mg Crouton
Iron 2.03mg 4.08mg Crouton
Magnesium 16mg 31mg Crouton
Phosphorus 105mg 115mg Crouton
Potassium 118mg 124mg Crouton
Sodium 467mg 698mg Croissant
Zinc 0.75mg 0.89mg Crouton
Copper 0.08mg 0.163mg Crouton
Manganese 0.33mg 0.5mg Crouton
Selenium 22.7µg 37.5µg Crouton
Vitamin A 744IU 0IU Croissant
Vitamin A RAE 206µg 0µg Croissant
Vitamin E 0.84mg Croissant
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0mg Croissant
Vitamin B1 0.388mg 0.623mg Crouton
Vitamin B2 0.241mg 0.272mg Crouton
Vitamin B3 2.188mg 5.439mg Crouton
Vitamin B5 0.861mg 0.429mg Croissant
Vitamin B6 0.058mg 0.026mg Croissant
Folate 88µg 132µg Crouton
Vitamin B12 0.16µg 0µg Croissant
Choline 38.8mg Croissant
Vitamin K 1.8µg Croissant
Tryptophan 0.099mg 0.14mg Crouton
Threonine 0.284mg 0.337mg Crouton
Isoleucine 0.365mg 0.456mg Crouton
Leucine 0.623mg 0.832mg Crouton
Lysine 0.329mg 0.278mg Croissant
Methionine 0.175mg 0.211mg Crouton
Phenylalanine 0.416mg 0.586mg Crouton
Valine 0.41mg 0.514mg Crouton
Histidine 0.187mg 0.255mg Crouton
Cholesterol 67mg 0mg Crouton
Saturated Fat 11.659g 1.51g Crouton
Omega-3 - DHA 0.002g 0g Croissant
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g 0g Croissant
Monounsaturated Fat 5.525g 3.059g Croissant
Polyunsaturated fat 1.094g 1.273g Crouton

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Croissant Crouton
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
33%
Croissant
35%
Crouton
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
43%
Croissant
70%
Crouton

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crouton
Crouton is lower in Sugar (difference - 11.26g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crouton
Crouton is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 67mg)
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 - 16)
Which food is cheaper?
Croissant
Croissant is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Croissant
Croissant is relatively richer in vitamins

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. 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.