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Crouton vs. Danish pastry — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Crouton and Danish pastry?

  • Crouton is higher in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B3, Folate, Fiber, and Copper, yet Danish pastry is higher in Vitamin B12.
  • Crouton's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 36% more.
  • Crouton has 5 times more Fiber than Danish pastry. While Crouton has 5.1g of Fiber, Danish pastry has only 1g.
  • The amount of Sodium in Danish pastry is lower.

We used Croutons, plain and Danish pastry, cheese types 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 Calcium +117.1%
Contains more Iron +126.7%
Contains more Magnesium +106.7%
Contains more Potassium +26.5%
Contains more Zinc +27.1%
Contains more Copper +83.1%
Contains more Manganese +42.5%
Contains more Selenium +98.4%
Contains less Sodium -40.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 108
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 23% 153% 23% 50% 11% 92% 25% 55% 66% 205%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 68% 11% 47% 9% 55% 20% 30% 46% 104%
Contains more Calcium +117.1%
Contains more Iron +126.7%
Contains more Magnesium +106.7%
Contains more Potassium +26.5%
Contains more Zinc +27.1%
Contains more Copper +83.1%
Contains more Manganese +42.5%
Contains more Selenium +98.4%
Contains less Sodium -40.3%
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" 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 B1 +227.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +172%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.1%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.26
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 8% 7% 0% 1% 48% 60% 38% 19% 10% 45% 25% 11% 18%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +227.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +172%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.1%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.26

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +48.8%
Contains more Carbs +97.6%
Contains more Other +66.7%
Contains more Fats +231.8%
Contains more Water +470.9%
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
8% 22% 37% 31%
Protein: 8 g
Fats: 21.9 g
Carbs: 37.2 g
Water: 31.4 g
Other: 1.5 g
Contains more Protein +48.8%
Contains more Carbs +97.6%
Contains more Other +66.7%
Contains more Fats +231.8%
Contains more Water +470.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +269.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +102.3%
26% 52% 22%
Saturated Fat: 1.51 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.059 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.273 g
33% 55% 12%
Saturated Fat: 6.794 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 11.313 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.575 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +269.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +102.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crouton Danish pastry Opinion
Net carbs 68.4g 36.2g Crouton
Protein 11.9g 8g Crouton
Fats 6.6g 21.9g Danish pastry
Carbs 73.5g 37.2g Crouton
Calories 407kcal 374kcal Crouton
Sugar 6.95g Crouton
Fiber 5.1g 1g Crouton
Calcium 76mg 35mg Crouton
Iron 4.08mg 1.8mg Crouton
Magnesium 31mg 15mg Crouton
Phosphorus 115mg 108mg Crouton
Potassium 124mg 98mg Crouton
Sodium 698mg 417mg Danish pastry
Zinc 0.89mg 0.7mg Crouton
Copper 0.163mg 0.089mg Crouton
Manganese 0.5mg 0.351mg Crouton
Selenium 37.5µg 18.9µg Crouton
Vitamin A 0IU 128IU Danish pastry
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 35µg Danish pastry
Vitamin E 0.35mg Danish pastry
Vitamin D 2IU Danish pastry
Vitamin C 0mg 0.1mg Danish pastry
Vitamin B1 0.623mg 0.19mg Crouton
Vitamin B2 0.272mg 0.26mg Crouton
Vitamin B3 5.439mg 2mg Crouton
Vitamin B5 0.429mg 0.304mg Crouton
Vitamin B6 0.026mg 0.04mg Danish pastry
Folate 132µg 60µg Crouton
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.2µg Danish pastry
Choline 20.1mg Danish pastry
Vitamin K 6.9µg Danish pastry
Tryptophan 0.14mg 0.089mg Crouton
Threonine 0.337mg 0.293mg Crouton
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.371mg Crouton
Leucine 0.832mg 0.644mg Crouton
Lysine 0.278mg 0.43mg Danish pastry
Methionine 0.211mg 0.174mg Crouton
Phenylalanine 0.586mg 0.402mg Crouton
Valine 0.514mg 0.412mg Crouton
Histidine 0.255mg 0.205mg Crouton
Cholesterol 0mg 23mg Crouton
Saturated Fat 1.51g 6.794g Crouton
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.001g Danish pastry
Monounsaturated Fat 3.059g 11.313g Danish pastry
Polyunsaturated fat 1.273g 2.575g Danish pastry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Crouton Danish pastry
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
35%
Crouton
22%
Danish pastry
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
70%
Crouton
40%
Danish pastry

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Danish pastry
Danish pastry contains less Sodium (difference - 281mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Danish pastry
Danish pastry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Danish pastry
Danish pastry is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crouton
Crouton is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.95g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crouton
Crouton is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crouton
Crouton is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.284g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crouton
Crouton is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Crouton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172751/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.