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Pistachio vs Butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pistachio and Butter?

  • Pistachio is richer in Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Manganese, and Iron, yet Butter is richer in Vitamin A RAE, and Fiber.
  • Butter's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 223% higher.
  • Pistachio has 567 times more Vitamin B6 than Butter. Pistachio has 1.7mg of Vitamin B6, while Butter has 0.003mg.
  • Pistachio contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw and Butter, without salt 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +337.5%
Contains more Iron +19500%
Contains more Magnesium +5950%
Contains more Phosphorus +1941.7%
Contains more Potassium +4170.8%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Zinc +2344.4%
Contains more Copper +8025%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 147% 87% 210% 91% 1% 60% 434%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Contains more Calcium +337.5%
Contains more Iron +19500%
Contains more Magnesium +5950%
Contains more Phosphorus +1941.7%
Contains more Potassium +4170.8%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Zinc +2344.4%
Contains more Copper +8025%

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 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +370.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2995.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56566.7%
Contains more Folate +1600%
Contains more Vitamin A +384.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 31% 58% 0% 19% 218% 37% 25% 32% 393% 39% 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 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +370.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2995.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56566.7%
Contains more Folate +1600%
Contains more Vitamin A +384.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pistachio Butter Opinion
Net carbs 16.57g 0.06g Pistachio
Protein 20.16g 0.85g Pistachio
Fats 45.32g 81.11g Butter
Carbs 27.17g 0.06g Pistachio
Calories 560kcal 717kcal Butter
Starch 1.67g g Pistachio
Fructose 0.24g g Pistachio
Sugar 7.66g 0.06g Butter
Fiber 10.6g 0g Pistachio
Calcium 105mg 24mg Pistachio
Iron 3.92mg 0.02mg Pistachio
Magnesium 121mg 2mg Pistachio
Phosphorus 490mg 24mg Pistachio
Potassium 1025mg 24mg Pistachio
Sodium 1mg 11mg Pistachio
Zinc 2.2mg 0.09mg Pistachio
Copper 1.3mg 0.016mg Pistachio
Vitamin A 516IU 2499IU Butter
Vitamin E 2.86mg 2.32mg Pistachio
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.6mg 0mg Pistachio
Vitamin B1 0.87mg 0.005mg Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.16mg 0.034mg Pistachio
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.042mg Pistachio
Vitamin B5 0.52mg 0.11mg Pistachio
Vitamin B6 1.7mg 0.003mg Pistachio
Folate 51µg 3µg Pistachio
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.17µg Butter
Vitamin K µg 7µg Butter
Tryptophan 0.251mg 0.012mg Pistachio
Threonine 0.684mg 0.038mg Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.917mg 0.051mg Pistachio
Leucine 1.604mg 0.083mg Pistachio
Lysine 1.138mg 0.067mg Pistachio
Methionine 0.36mg 0.021mg Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092mg 0.041mg Pistachio
Valine 1.249mg 0.057mg Pistachio
Histidine 0.512mg 0.023mg Pistachio
Cholesterol 0mg 215mg Pistachio
Trans Fat 0g g Butter
Saturated Fat 5.907g 50.489g Pistachio
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257g 23.43g Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38g 3.01g Pistachio

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pistachio 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
71
Pistachio
21
Butter
Mineral Summary Score
132
Pistachio
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
121%
Pistachio
5%
Butter
Carbohydrates
27%
Pistachio
0%
Butter
Fats
209%
Pistachio
374%
Butter

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 44.582g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pistachio
Pistachio is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pistachio
Pistachio is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.6g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $1)

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. Pistachio - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170184/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.