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Crouton vs. Muffin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Crouton and Muffin?

  • Muffin has less Selenium, Vitamin B1, Iron, Vitamin B3, Folate, Fiber, Copper, and Vitamin B2 than Crouton.
  • Crouton's daily need coverage for Selenium is 53% higher.
  • Crouton has 5 times more Fiber than Muffin. Crouton has 5.1g of Fiber, while Muffin has 1.1g.
  • Muffin contains less Sodium.

We used Croutons, plain and Muffins, blueberry, commercially prepared (Includes mini-muffins) types in this comparison.

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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.
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Muffin
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Iron +213.8%
Contains more Magnesium +210%
Contains more Zinc +140.5%
Contains more Copper +171.7%
Contains more Manganese +11.4%
Contains more Selenium +357.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27%
Contains less Sodium -51.9%
Equal in Potassium - 121
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 14% 49% 8% 63% 11% 44% 11% 20% 59% 45%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Iron +213.8%
Contains more Magnesium +210%
Contains more Zinc +140.5%
Contains more Copper +171.7%
Contains more Manganese +11.4%
Contains more Selenium +357.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27%
Contains less Sodium -51.9%
Equal in Potassium - 121

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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Muffin
Contains more Vitamin B1 +270.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +283.6%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.47
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 5% 33% 3% 3% 43% 38% 27% 29% 10% 36% 20% 51% 99%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +270.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +283.6%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.47

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Muffin
Contains more Protein +165%
Contains more Carbs +38.7%
Contains more Other +68.9%
Contains more Fats +143.5%
Contains more Water +353.8%
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
4% 16% 53% 25%
Protein: 4.49 g
Fats: 16.07 g
Carbs: 53 g
Water: 24.96 g
Other: 1.48 g
Contains more Protein +165%
Contains more Carbs +38.7%
Contains more Other +68.9%
Contains more Fats +143.5%
Contains more Water +353.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Muffin
Contains less Saturated Fat -46.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +57.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +536.5%
26% 52% 22%
Saturated Fat: 1.51 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.059 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.273 g
18% 31% 51%
Saturated Fat: 2.844 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.822 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 8.103 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -46.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +57.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +536.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crouton Muffin Opinion
Net carbs 68.4g 51.9g Crouton
Protein 11.9g 4.49g Crouton
Fats 6.6g 16.07g Muffin
Carbs 73.5g 53g Crouton
Calories 407kcal 375kcal Crouton
Starch 16.31g Muffin
Fructose 1.21g Muffin
Sugar 31.47g Crouton
Fiber 5.1g 1.1g Crouton
Calcium 76mg 44mg Crouton
Iron 4.08mg 1.3mg Crouton
Magnesium 31mg 10mg Crouton
Phosphorus 115mg 146mg Muffin
Potassium 124mg 121mg Crouton
Sodium 698mg 336mg Muffin
Zinc 0.89mg 0.37mg Crouton
Copper 0.163mg 0.06mg Crouton
Manganese 0.5mg 0.449mg Crouton
Selenium 37.5µg 8.2µg Crouton
Vitamin A 0IU 73IU Muffin
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 21µg Muffin
Vitamin E 1.63mg Muffin
Vitamin D 4IU Muffin
Vitamin D 0.1µg Muffin
Vitamin C 0mg 0.9mg Muffin
Vitamin B1 0.623mg 0.168mg Crouton
Vitamin B2 0.272mg 0.163mg Crouton
Vitamin B3 5.439mg 1.418mg Crouton
Vitamin B5 0.429mg 0.47mg Muffin
Vitamin B6 0.026mg 0.04mg Muffin
Folate 132µg 48µg Crouton
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.16µg Muffin
Choline 92.5mg Muffin
Vitamin K 39.2µg Muffin
Tryptophan 0.14mg 0.066mg Crouton
Threonine 0.337mg 0.181mg Crouton
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.224mg Crouton
Leucine 0.832mg 0.421mg Crouton
Lysine 0.278mg 0.199mg Crouton
Methionine 0.211mg 0.115mg Crouton
Phenylalanine 0.586mg 0.277mg Crouton
Valine 0.514mg 0.257mg Crouton
Histidine 0.255mg 0.128mg Crouton
Cholesterol 0mg 30mg Crouton
Trans Fat 0.2g Crouton
Saturated Fat 1.51g 2.844g Crouton
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.008g Muffin
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.001g Muffin
Monounsaturated Fat 3.059g 4.822g Muffin
Polyunsaturated fat 1.273g 8.103g Muffin
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.007g Muffin
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 6.911g Muffin
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.048g Muffin
Omega-3 - ALA 1.022g Muffin
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.002g Muffin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crouton Muffin
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
30%
Muffin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
70%
Crouton
32%
Muffin

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Muffin
Muffin contains less Sodium (difference - 362mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Muffin
Muffin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Muffin
Muffin is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Muffin
Muffin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crouton
Crouton is lower in Sugar (difference - 31.47g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crouton
Crouton is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crouton
Crouton is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.334g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crouton
Crouton is relatively richer in minerals

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. Muffin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172765/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.