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Danish pastry vs Muffin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Danish pastry and Muffin different?

  • Danish pastry is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B2, Iron, and Monounsaturated Fat, however Muffin is richer in Vitamin K, Choline, Vitamin E , and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Muffin is 27% higher.
  • Danish pastry contains 2 times more Saturated Fat than Muffin. While Danish pastry contains 6.794g of Saturated Fat, Muffin contains only 2.844g.

Danish pastry, cheese and Muffins, blueberry, commercially prepared (Includes mini-muffins) are the varieties 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +38.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +48.3%
Contains more Zinc +89.2%
Contains more Calcium +25.7%
Contains more Potassium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.2%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 68% 11% 9% 11% 30% 20% 47% 55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 49% 14% 11% 8% 20% 11% 63% 44%
Contains more Iron +38.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Copper +48.3%
Contains more Zinc +89.2%
Contains more Calcium +25.7%
Contains more Potassium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.2%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%

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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Muffin
Contains more Vitamin A +75.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +800%
Contains more Vitamin E +365.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +468.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.04
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 3% 5% 33% 3% 43% 38% 27% 29% 10% 20% 99% 36%
Contains more Vitamin A +75.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +800%
Contains more Vitamin E +365.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +468.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.04

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
28
Muffin
Mineral Summary Score
31
Danish pastry
27
Muffin

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
27%
Muffin
Carbohydrates
37%
Danish pastry
53%
Muffin
Fats
101%
Danish pastry
74%
Muffin

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

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Danish pastry Muffin
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Muffin
Muffin contains less Sodium (difference - 81mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Muffin
Muffin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.95g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Danish pastry
Danish pastry is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Danish pastry
Danish pastry is lower in Sugar (difference - 24.52g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (59)
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 Muffin Opinion
Calories 374 375 Muffin
Protein 8 4.49 Danish pastry
Fats 21.9 16.07 Danish pastry
Vitamin C 0.1 0.9 Muffin
Net carbs 36.20000076293945 51.900001525878906 Muffin
Carbs 37.2 53 Muffin
Cholesterol 23 30 Danish pastry
Vitamin D 2 4 Muffin
Iron 1.8 1.3 Danish pastry
Calcium 35 44 Muffin
Potassium 98 121 Muffin
Magnesium 15 10 Danish pastry
Sugar 6.95 31.47 Danish pastry
Fiber 1 1.1 Muffin
Copper 0.089 0.06 Danish pastry
Zinc 0.7 0.37 Danish pastry
Starch 16.31 Muffin
Phosphorus 108 146 Muffin
Sodium 417 336 Muffin
Vitamin A 128 73 Danish pastry
Vitamin E 0.35 1.63 Muffin
Vitamin D 0 0.1 Muffin
Vitamin B1 0.19 0.168 Danish pastry
Vitamin B2 0.26 0.163 Danish pastry
Vitamin B3 2 1.418 Danish pastry
Vitamin B5 0.304 0.47 Muffin
Vitamin B6 0.04 0.04
Vitamin B12 0.2 0.16 Danish pastry
Vitamin K 6.9 39.2 Muffin
Folate 60 48 Danish pastry
Trans Fat 0.2 Danish pastry
Saturated Fat 6.794 2.844 Muffin
Monounsaturated Fat 11.313 4.822 Danish pastry
Polyunsaturated fat 2.575 8.103 Muffin
Tryptophan 0.089 0.066 Danish pastry
Threonine 0.293 0.181 Danish pastry
Isoleucine 0.371 0.224 Danish pastry
Leucine 0.644 0.421 Danish pastry
Lysine 0.43 0.199 Danish pastry
Methionine 0.174 0.115 Danish pastry
Phenylalanine 0.402 0.277 Danish pastry
Valine 0.412 0.257 Danish pastry
Histidine 0.205 0.128 Danish pastry
Fructose 1.21 Muffin

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. 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.