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Peanut vs Butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Peanut and Butter

  • Peanut has more Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Folate, Iron, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus, however Butter has more Vitamin A RAE.
  • Butter's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 221% more.
  • Peanut has 484 times more Manganese than Butter. Peanut has 1.934mg of Manganese, while Butter has 0.004mg.
  • Peanut is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Peanuts, all types, raw 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
Peanut
7
:
1
Butter
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Iron +22800%
Contains more Magnesium +8300%
Contains more Phosphorus +1466.7%
Contains more Potassium +2837.5%
Contains more Zinc +3533.3%
Contains more Copper +7050%
Contains less Sodium -38.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 172% 120% 162% 63% 3% 90% 382%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Contains more Calcium +283.3%
Contains more Iron +22800%
Contains more Magnesium +8300%
Contains more Phosphorus +1466.7%
Contains more Potassium +2837.5%
Contains more Zinc +3533.3%
Contains more Copper +7050%
Contains less Sodium -38.9%

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
Peanut
7
:
3
Butter
Contains more Vitamin E +259.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28628.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1506.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11500%
Contains more Folate +7900%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 167% 0% 0% 160% 32% 227% 107% 81% 180% 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 +259.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12700%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28628.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1506.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11500%
Contains more Folate +7900%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peanut Butter Opinion
Net carbs 7.63g 0.06g Peanut
Protein 25.8g 0.85g Peanut
Fats 49.24g 81.11g Butter
Carbs 16.13g 0.06g Peanut
Calories 567kcal 717kcal Butter
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.72g 0.06g Butter
Fiber 8.5g 0g Peanut
Calcium 92mg 24mg Peanut
Iron 4.58mg 0.02mg Peanut
Magnesium 168mg 2mg Peanut
Phosphorus 376mg 24mg Peanut
Potassium 705mg 24mg Peanut
Sodium 18mg 11mg Butter
Zinc 3.27mg 0.09mg Peanut
Copper 1.144mg 0.016mg Peanut
Vitamin A 0IU 2499IU Butter
Vitamin E 8.33mg 2.32mg Peanut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.64mg 0.005mg Peanut
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.034mg Peanut
Vitamin B3 12.066mg 0.042mg Peanut
Vitamin B5 1.767mg 0.11mg Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.003mg Peanut
Folate 240µg 3µg Peanut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.17µg Butter
Vitamin K 0µg 7µg Butter
Tryptophan 0.25mg 0.012mg Peanut
Threonine 0.883mg 0.038mg Peanut
Isoleucine 0.907mg 0.051mg Peanut
Leucine 1.672mg 0.083mg Peanut
Lysine 0.926mg 0.067mg Peanut
Methionine 0.317mg 0.021mg Peanut
Phenylalanine 1.377mg 0.041mg Peanut
Valine 1.082mg 0.057mg Peanut
Histidine 0.652mg 0.023mg Peanut
Cholesterol 0mg 215mg Peanut
Trans Fat 0g g Butter
Saturated Fat 6.279g 50.489g Peanut
Monounsaturated Fat 24.426g 23.43g Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 15.558g 3.01g Peanut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Peanut 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
79
Peanut
21
Butter
Mineral Summary Score
127
Peanut
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
155%
Peanut
5%
Butter
Carbohydrates
16%
Peanut
0%
Butter
Fats
227%
Peanut
374%
Butter

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 44.21g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peanut
Peanut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peanut
Peanut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.66g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $1.2)

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. Peanut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172430/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.