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Danish pastry vs French toast - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Danish pastry and French toast

  • Danish pastry is richer in Manganese, and Monounsaturated Fat, yet French toast is richer in Vitamin A, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Cholesterol from French toast is 31% higher.
  • Danish pastry contains 3 times more Monounsaturated Fat than French toast. Danish pastry contains 11.313g of Monounsaturated Fat, while French toast contains 4.524g.
  • French toast contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Danish pastry, cheese and French toast, prepared from recipe, made with low fat (2%) milk.

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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 Copper +53.4%
Contains less Sodium -12.9%
Contains more Calcium +185.7%
Contains more Potassium +36.7%
Contains more Magnesium +13.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.67
Equal in Zinc - 0.67
Equal in Phosphorus - 117
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 68% 11% 9% 11% 30% 20% 47% 55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 63% 30% 12% 13% 20% 19% 51% 63%
Contains more Copper +53.4%
Contains less Sodium -12.9%
Contains more Calcium +185.7%
Contains more Potassium +36.7%
Contains more Magnesium +13.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.67
Equal in Zinc - 0.67
Equal in Phosphorus - 117

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 B3 +22.9%
Contains more Folate +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +293%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +55%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.204
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 31% 0% 0% 51% 75% 31% 33% 18% 39% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.9%
Contains more Folate +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +293%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +55%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.204

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
23
Danish pastry
26
French toast
Mineral Summary Score
31
Danish pastry
33
French toast

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
48%
Danish pastry
46%
French toast
Carbohydrates
37%
Danish pastry
25%
French toast
Fats
101%
Danish pastry
50%
French toast

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.
Danish pastry French toast
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Danish pastry French toast
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
French toast
French toast is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.95g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
French toast
French toast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.071g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Danish pastry
Danish pastry is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 93mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Danish pastry
Danish pastry contains less Sodium (difference - 62mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Danish pastry
Danish pastry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Danish pastry French toast Opinion
Calories 374 229 Danish pastry
Protein 8 7.7 Danish pastry
Fats 21.9 10.8 Danish pastry
Vitamin C 0.1 0.3 French toast
Net carbs 36.20000076293945 25 Danish pastry
Carbs 37.2 25 Danish pastry
Cholesterol 23 116 Danish pastry
Vitamin D 2 Danish pastry
Iron 1.8 1.67 Danish pastry
Calcium 35 100 French toast
Potassium 98 134 French toast
Magnesium 15 17 French toast
Sugar 6.95 French toast
Fiber 1 Danish pastry
Copper 0.089 0.058 Danish pastry
Zinc 0.7 0.67 Danish pastry
Starch
Phosphorus 108 117 French toast
Sodium 417 479 Danish pastry
Vitamin A 128 503 French toast
Vitamin E 0.35 Danish pastry
Vitamin D 0 Danish pastry
Vitamin B1 0.19 0.204 French toast
Vitamin B2 0.26 0.321 French toast
Vitamin B3 2 1.628 Danish pastry
Vitamin B5 0.304 0.549 French toast
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.074 French toast
Vitamin B12 0.2 0.31 French toast
Vitamin K 6.9 Danish pastry
Folate 60 43 Danish pastry
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.794 2.723 French toast
Monounsaturated Fat 11.313 4.524 Danish pastry
Polyunsaturated fat 2.575 2.594 French toast
Tryptophan 0.089 0.094 French toast
Threonine 0.293 0.305 French toast
Isoleucine 0.371 0.375 French toast
Leucine 0.644 0.621 Danish pastry
Lysine 0.43 0.413 Danish pastry
Methionine 0.174 0.188 French toast
Phenylalanine 0.402 0.389 Danish pastry
Valine 0.412 0.419 French toast
Histidine 0.205 0.179 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. Danish pastry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172754/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.