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Peanut butter vs Butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Peanut butter and Butter

  • Peanut butter has more Vitamin B3, Manganese, Vitamin E , Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, however Butter is higher in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Butter covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 201% more than Peanut butter.
  • Peanut butter has 416 times more Manganese than Butter. While Peanut butter has 1.665mg of Manganese, Butter has only 0.004mg.
  • Peanut butter has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Peanut butter, smooth style, without salt 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 +104.2%
Contains more Iron +8600%
Contains more Magnesium +8300%
Contains more Phosphorus +1295.8%
Contains more Potassium +2225%
Contains more Zinc +2688.9%
Contains more Copper +2537.5%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 66% 120% 144% 50% 3% 69% 141%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Contains more Calcium +104.2%
Contains more Iron +8600%
Contains more Magnesium +8300%
Contains more Phosphorus +1295.8%
Contains more Potassium +2225%
Contains more Zinc +2688.9%
Contains more Copper +2537.5%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%

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 +292.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +464.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31119%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +933.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14600%
Contains more Folate +2800%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +2233.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 182% 0% 0% 38% 45% 246% 69% 102% 66% 0% 1%
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 +292.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +464.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31119%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +933.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14600%
Contains more Folate +2800%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +2233.3%

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 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 Butter Opinion
Net carbs 17.31g 0.06g Peanut butter
Protein 22.21g 0.85g Peanut butter
Fats 51.36g 81.11g Butter
Carbs 22.31g 0.06g Peanut butter
Calories 598kcal 717kcal Butter
Starch 3.56g g Peanut butter
Fructose 0.12g g Peanut butter
Sugar 10.49g 0.06g Butter
Fiber 5g 0g Peanut butter
Calcium 49mg 24mg Peanut butter
Iron 1.74mg 0.02mg Peanut butter
Magnesium 168mg 2mg Peanut butter
Phosphorus 335mg 24mg Peanut butter
Potassium 558mg 24mg Peanut butter
Sodium 17mg 11mg Butter
Zinc 2.51mg 0.09mg Peanut butter
Copper 0.422mg 0.016mg Peanut butter
Vitamin A 0IU 2499IU Butter
Vitamin E 9.1mg 2.32mg Peanut butter
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.005mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B2 0.192mg 0.034mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B3 13.112mg 0.042mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B5 1.137mg 0.11mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B6 0.441mg 0.003mg Peanut butter
Folate 87µg 3µg Peanut butter
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.17µg Butter
Vitamin K 0.3µg 7µg Butter
Tryptophan 0.231mg 0.012mg Peanut butter
Threonine 0.525mg 0.038mg Peanut butter
Isoleucine 0.616mg 0.051mg Peanut butter
Leucine 1.546mg 0.083mg Peanut butter
Lysine 0.681mg 0.067mg Peanut butter
Methionine 0.265mg 0.021mg Peanut butter
Phenylalanine 1.202mg 0.041mg Peanut butter
Valine 0.782mg 0.057mg Peanut butter
Histidine 0.557mg 0.023mg Peanut butter
Cholesterol 0mg 215mg Peanut butter
Trans Fat 0.075g g Butter
Saturated Fat 10.325g 50.489g Peanut butter
Monounsaturated Fat 25.941g 23.43g Peanut butter
Polyunsaturated fat 12.535g 3.01g Peanut butter

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Peanut butter 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
62
Peanut butter
21
Butter
Mineral Summary Score
76
Peanut butter
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
133%
Peanut butter
5%
Butter
Carbohydrates
22%
Peanut butter
0%
Butter
Fats
237%
Peanut butter
374%
Butter

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 40.164g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.43g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
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 butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172470/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.