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Brazil nut vs Butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Brazil nut and Butter

  • Brazil nut has more Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin B1, and Zinc, however Butter is higher in Vitamin A.
  • Brazil nut covers your daily need of Selenium 3484% more than Butter.
  • Brazil nut has 306 times more Manganese than Butter. While Brazil nut has 1.223mg of Manganese, Butter has only 0.004mg.
  • Brazil nut has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched and Butter, without salt.

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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 Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Iron +12050%
Contains more Magnesium +18700%
Contains more Phosphorus +2920.8%
Contains more Potassium +2645.8%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Zinc +4411.1%
Contains more Copper +10793.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 48% 92% 269% 311% 59% 1% 111% 581%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Iron +12050%
Contains more Magnesium +18700%
Contains more Phosphorus +2920.8%
Contains more Potassium +2645.8%
Contains less Sodium -72.7%
Contains more Zinc +4411.1%
Contains more Copper +10793.8%

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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Butter
Contains more Vitamin E +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +602.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3266.7%
Contains more Folate +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.034
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 114% 0% 3% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 17% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 150% 47% 0% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 3% 22% 18%
Contains more Vitamin E +143.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12240%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +602.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3266.7%
Contains more Folate +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.034

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.
Brazil nut Butter
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brazil nut Butter Opinion
Net carbs 4.24g 0.06g Brazil nut
Protein 14.32g 0.85g Brazil nut
Fats 67.1g 81.11g Butter
Carbs 11.74g 0.06g Brazil nut
Calories 659kcal 717kcal Butter
Starch 0.25g g Brazil nut
Fructose 0g g Brazil nut
Sugar 2.33g 0.06g Butter
Fiber 7.5g 0g Brazil nut
Calcium 160mg 24mg Brazil nut
Iron 2.43mg 0.02mg Brazil nut
Magnesium 376mg 2mg Brazil nut
Phosphorus 725mg 24mg Brazil nut
Potassium 659mg 24mg Brazil nut
Sodium 3mg 11mg Brazil nut
Zinc 4.06mg 0.09mg Brazil nut
Copper 1.743mg 0.016mg Brazil nut
Vitamin A 0IU 2499IU Butter
Vitamin E 5.65mg 2.32mg Brazil nut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B1 0.617mg 0.005mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.034mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B3 0.295mg 0.042mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B5 0.184mg 0.11mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B6 0.101mg 0.003mg Brazil nut
Folate 22µg 3µg Brazil nut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.17µg Butter
Vitamin K 0µg 7µg Butter
Tryptophan 0.135mg 0.012mg Brazil nut
Threonine 0.365mg 0.038mg Brazil nut
Isoleucine 0.518mg 0.051mg Brazil nut
Leucine 1.19mg 0.083mg Brazil nut
Lysine 0.49mg 0.067mg Brazil nut
Methionine 1.124mg 0.021mg Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 0.639mg 0.041mg Brazil nut
Valine 0.76mg 0.057mg Brazil nut
Histidine 0.409mg 0.023mg Brazil nut
Cholesterol 0mg 215mg Brazil nut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 16.134g 50.489g Brazil nut
Monounsaturated Fat 23.879g 23.43g Brazil nut
Polyunsaturated fat 24.399g 3.01g Brazil nut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Brazil nut Butter
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
28
Brazil nut
21
Butter
Mineral Summary Score
184
Brazil nut
4
Butter

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
86%
Brazil nut
5%
Butter
Carbohydrates
12%
Brazil nut
0%
Butter
Fats
310%
Brazil nut
374%
Butter

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.27g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 34.355g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Brazil nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170569/nutrients
  2. Butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173430/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.