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Croissant vs. French toast — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Croissant and French toast different?

  • Croissant has more Vitamin B1, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B5, and Manganese, however, French toast is richer in Calcium, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B2.
  • Croissant covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 45% more than French toast.
  • Croissant has 2 times more Folate than French toast. Croissant has 88µg of Folate, while French toast has 43µg.
  • French toast contains less Saturated Fat.

Croissants, butter and French toast, prepared from recipe, made with low fat (2%) milk types were used in this article.

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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 more Iron +21.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.9%
Contains more Copper +37.9%
Contains more Manganese +75.5%
Contains more Selenium +12.9%
Contains more Calcium +170.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.4%
Contains more Potassium +13.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Equal in Sodium - 479
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 30% 63% 13% 51% 12% 63% 19% 20% 25% 110%
Contains more Iron +21.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.9%
Contains more Copper +37.9%
Contains more Manganese +75.5%
Contains more Selenium +12.9%
Contains more Calcium +170.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.4%
Contains more Potassium +13.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Equal in Sodium - 479

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 +47.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.8%
Contains more Folate +104.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.8%
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 31% 0% 0% 1% 51% 75% 31% 33% 18% 33% 39% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +47.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.8%
Contains more Folate +104.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +94.4%
Contains more Carbs +83.2%
Contains more Water +135.8%
Equal in Protein - 7.7
Equal in Other - 1.8
8% 21% 46% 23% 2%
Protein: 8.2 g
Fats: 21 g
Carbs: 45.8 g
Water: 23.2 g
Other: 1.8 g
8% 11% 25% 55% 2%
Protein: 7.7 g
Fats: 10.8 g
Carbs: 25 g
Water: 54.7 g
Other: 1.8 g
Contains more Fats +94.4%
Contains more Carbs +83.2%
Contains more Water +135.8%
Equal in Protein - 7.7
Equal in Other - 1.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +22.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +137.1%
64% 30% 6%
Saturated Fat: 11.659 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.525 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.094 g
28% 46% 26%
Saturated Fat: 2.723 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.524 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.594 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +22.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +137.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Croissant French toast
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Croissant French toast Opinion
Net carbs 43.2g 25g Croissant
Protein 8.2g 7.7g Croissant
Fats 21g 10.8g Croissant
Carbs 45.8g 25g Croissant
Calories 406kcal 229kcal Croissant
Sugar 11.26g French toast
Fiber 2.6g Croissant
Calcium 37mg 100mg French toast
Iron 2.03mg 1.67mg Croissant
Magnesium 16mg 17mg French toast
Phosphorus 105mg 117mg French toast
Potassium 118mg 134mg French toast
Sodium 467mg 479mg Croissant
Zinc 0.75mg 0.67mg Croissant
Copper 0.08mg 0.058mg Croissant
Manganese 0.33mg 0.188mg Croissant
Selenium 22.7µg 20.1µg Croissant
Vitamin A 744IU 503IU Croissant
Vitamin A RAE 206µg 124µg Croissant
Vitamin E 0.84mg Croissant
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0.3mg French toast
Vitamin B1 0.388mg 0.204mg Croissant
Vitamin B2 0.241mg 0.321mg French toast
Vitamin B3 2.188mg 1.628mg Croissant
Vitamin B5 0.861mg 0.549mg Croissant
Vitamin B6 0.058mg 0.074mg French toast
Folate 88µg 43µg Croissant
Vitamin B12 0.16µg 0.31µg French toast
Choline 38.8mg Croissant
Vitamin K 1.8µg Croissant
Tryptophan 0.099mg 0.094mg Croissant
Threonine 0.284mg 0.305mg French toast
Isoleucine 0.365mg 0.375mg French toast
Leucine 0.623mg 0.621mg Croissant
Lysine 0.329mg 0.413mg French toast
Methionine 0.175mg 0.188mg French toast
Phenylalanine 0.416mg 0.389mg Croissant
Valine 0.41mg 0.419mg French toast
Histidine 0.187mg 0.179mg Croissant
Cholesterol 67mg 116mg Croissant
Saturated Fat 11.659g 2.723g French toast
Omega-3 - DHA 0.002g 0.01g French toast
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g 0.001g Croissant
Monounsaturated Fat 5.525g 4.524g Croissant
Polyunsaturated fat 1.094g 2.594g French toast

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Croissant French toast
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
24%
French toast
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
43%
Croissant
40%
French toast

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
French toast
French toast is lower in Sugar (difference - 11.26g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
French toast
French toast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.936g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Croissant
Croissant contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Croissant
Croissant is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Croissant
Croissant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
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 ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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

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. French toast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174998/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.