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Croissant vs Danish pastry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Croissant and Danish pastry

  • Croissant is richer than Danish pastry in Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Folate, Selenium, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Croissant is 24% higher.
  • Croissant contains 6 times more Vitamin A than Danish pastry. Croissant contains 206µg of Vitamin A, while Danish pastry contains 35µg.
  • Danish pastry contains less Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Croissants, butter and Danish pastry, cheese.

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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 more Iron +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +20.4%
Contains more Copper +11.3%
Contains less Sodium -10.7%
Equal in Calcium - 35
Equal in Magnesium - 15
Equal in Zinc - 0.7
Equal in Phosphorus - 108
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 77% 12% 11% 12% 27% 21% 45% 61%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 68% 11% 9% 11% 30% 20% 47% 55%
Contains more Iron +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +20.4%
Contains more Copper +11.3%
Contains less Sodium -10.7%
Equal in Calcium - 35
Equal in Magnesium - 15
Equal in Zinc - 0.7
Equal in Phosphorus - 108

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 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +481.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +104.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +283.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.26
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2
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 1% 8% 7% 0% 48% 60% 38% 19% 10% 25% 18% 45%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +481.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +104.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45%
Contains more Folate +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +283.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.26
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2

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
23
Danish pastry
Mineral Summary Score
33
Croissant
31
Danish pastry

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
48%
Danish pastry
Carbohydrates
46%
Croissant
37%
Danish pastry
Fats
97%
Croissant
101%
Danish pastry

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 Danish pastry
Lower in Cholesterol ok
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 price Equal

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Croissant Danish pastry
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?
Danish pastry
Danish pastry is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Danish pastry
Danish pastry is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.31g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Danish pastry
Danish pastry contains less Sodium (difference - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Danish pastry
Danish pastry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.865g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Danish pastry
Danish pastry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Croissant
Croissant is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Croissant
Croissant is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Croissant Danish pastry Opinion
Calories 406 374 Croissant
Protein 8.2 8 Croissant
Fats 21 21.9 Danish pastry
Vitamin C 0.2 0.1 Croissant
Carbs 45.8 37.2 Croissant
Cholesterol 67 23 Danish pastry
Vitamin D 0 2 Danish pastry
Iron 2.03 1.8 Croissant
Calcium 37 35 Croissant
Potassium 118 98 Croissant
Magnesium 16 15 Croissant
Sugar 11.26 6.95 Danish pastry
Fiber 2.6 1 Croissant
Copper 0.08 0.089 Danish pastry
Zinc 0.75 0.7 Croissant
Starch
Phosphorus 105 108 Danish pastry
Sodium 467 417 Danish pastry
Vitamin A 744 128 Croissant
Vitamin E 0.84 0.35 Croissant
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.388 0.19 Croissant
Vitamin B2 0.241 0.26 Danish pastry
Vitamin B3 2.188 2 Croissant
Vitamin B5 0.861 0.304 Croissant
Vitamin B6 0.058 0.04 Croissant
Vitamin B12 0.16 0.2 Danish pastry
Vitamin K 1.8 6.9 Danish pastry
Folate 88 60 Croissant
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 11.659 6.794 Danish pastry
Monounsaturated Fat 5.525 11.313 Danish pastry
Polyunsaturated fat 1.094 2.575 Danish pastry
Tryptophan 0.099 0.089 Croissant
Threonine 0.284 0.293 Danish pastry
Isoleucine 0.365 0.371 Danish pastry
Leucine 0.623 0.644 Danish pastry
Lysine 0.329 0.43 Danish pastry
Methionine 0.175 0.174 Croissant
Phenylalanine 0.416 0.402 Croissant
Valine 0.41 0.412 Danish pastry
Histidine 0.187 0.205 Danish pastry
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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. Danish pastry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172754/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.