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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Danish pastry. Croissant contains 206µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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
Contains more Iron +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +20.4%
Contains less Sodium -10.7%
Contains more Copper +11.3%
Equal in Calcium - 35
Equal in Magnesium - 15
Equal in Phosphorus - 108
Equal in Zinc - 0.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 77% 12% 45% 11% 61% 21% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 68% 11% 47% 9% 55% 20% 30%
Contains more Iron +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +20.4%
Contains less Sodium -10.7%
Contains more Copper +11.3%
Equal in Calcium - 35
Equal in Magnesium - 15
Equal in Phosphorus - 108
Equal in Zinc - 0.7

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 A +481.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 45% 17% 0% 1% 97% 56% 42% 52% 14% 66% 20% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 8% 7% 0% 1% 48% 60% 38% 19% 10% 45% 25% 18%
Contains more Vitamin A +481.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +140%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
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

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 Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Croissant Danish pastry Opinion
Net carbs 43.2g 36.2g Croissant
Protein 8.2g 8g Croissant
Fats 21g 21.9g Danish pastry
Carbs 45.8g 37.2g Croissant
Calories 406kcal 374kcal Croissant
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 11.26g 6.95g Danish pastry
Fiber 2.6g 1g Croissant
Calcium 37mg 35mg Croissant
Iron 2.03mg 1.8mg Croissant
Magnesium 16mg 15mg Croissant
Phosphorus 105mg 108mg Danish pastry
Potassium 118mg 98mg Croissant
Sodium 467mg 417mg Danish pastry
Zinc 0.75mg 0.7mg Croissant
Copper 0.08mg 0.089mg Danish pastry
Vitamin A 744IU 128IU Croissant
Vitamin E 0.84mg 0.35mg Croissant
Vitamin D 0IU 2IU Danish pastry
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0.1mg Croissant
Vitamin B1 0.388mg 0.19mg Croissant
Vitamin B2 0.241mg 0.26mg Danish pastry
Vitamin B3 2.188mg 2mg Croissant
Vitamin B5 0.861mg 0.304mg Croissant
Vitamin B6 0.058mg 0.04mg Croissant
Folate 88µg 60µg Croissant
Vitamin B12 0.16µg 0.2µg Danish pastry
Vitamin K 1.8µg 6.9µg Danish pastry
Tryptophan 0.099mg 0.089mg Croissant
Threonine 0.284mg 0.293mg Danish pastry
Isoleucine 0.365mg 0.371mg Danish pastry
Leucine 0.623mg 0.644mg Danish pastry
Lysine 0.329mg 0.43mg Danish pastry
Methionine 0.175mg 0.174mg Croissant
Phenylalanine 0.416mg 0.402mg Croissant
Valine 0.41mg 0.412mg Danish pastry
Histidine 0.187mg 0.205mg Danish pastry
Cholesterol 67mg 23mg Danish pastry
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 11.659g 6.794g Danish pastry
Monounsaturated Fat 5.525g 11.313g Danish pastry
Polyunsaturated fat 1.094g 2.575g Danish pastry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Croissant Danish pastry
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
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

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 Cholesterol?
Danish pastry
Danish pastry is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
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 - 6)
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 ($)

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.