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Puff pastry vs Saltine cracker - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Puff pastry and Saltine cracker different?

  • Puff pastry is higher in Selenium, however Saltine cracker is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Saltine cracker is 37% higher.
  • Puff pastry contains 3 times more Saturated Fat than Saltine cracker. While Puff pastry contains 5.502g of Saturated Fat, Saltine cracker contains only 1.653g.

Puff pastry, frozen, ready-to-bake, baked and Crackers, saltines (includes oyster, soda, soup) 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 less Sodium -73.1%
Contains more Iron +114.2%
Contains more Calcium +90%
Contains more Potassium +145.2%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Copper +20.9%
Contains more Zinc +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 3% 6% 12% 39% 15% 26% 33%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 209% 6% 14% 17% 47% 19% 44% 123%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%
Contains more Iron +114.2%
Contains more Calcium +90%
Contains more Potassium +145.2%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains more Copper +20.9%
Contains more Zinc +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +70%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +55.8%
Contains more Folate +143.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 11% 0% 81% 60% 72% 0% 5% 0% 41% 42%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 23% 0% 176% 113% 121% 33% 20% 12% 64% 101%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +55.8%
Contains more Folate +143.6%

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
26
Puff pastry
55
Saltine cracker
Mineral Summary Score
29
Puff pastry
60
Saltine cracker

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
44%
Puff pastry
57%
Saltine cracker
Carbohydrates
46%
Puff pastry
74%
Saltine cracker
Fats
178%
Puff pastry
40%
Saltine cracker

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.
Puff pastry Saltine cracker
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Puff pastry Saltine cracker
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Saltine cracker
Saltine cracker is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Saltine cracker
Saltine cracker is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.849g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Saltine cracker
Saltine cracker is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Puff pastry
Puff pastry is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Puff pastry
Puff pastry contains less Sodium (difference - 688mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Puff pastry
Puff pastry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Puff pastry
Puff pastry is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Puff pastry Saltine cracker Opinion
Calories 558 418 Puff pastry
Protein 7.4 9.46 Saltine cracker
Fats 38.5 8.64 Puff pastry
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 45.7 74.05 Saltine cracker
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.6 5.57 Saltine cracker
Calcium 10 19 Saltine cracker
Potassium 62 152 Saltine cracker
Magnesium 16 23 Saltine cracker
Sugar 0.75 1.29 Puff pastry
Fiber 1.5 2.8 Saltine cracker
Copper 0.115 0.139 Saltine cracker
Zinc 0.54 0.69 Saltine cracker
Starch 67.83 Saltine cracker
Phosphorus 60 102 Saltine cracker
Sodium 253 941 Puff pastry
Vitamin A 1 2 Saltine cracker
Vitamin E 0.55 1.15 Saltine cracker
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.323 0.702 Saltine cracker
Vitamin B2 0.258 0.487 Saltine cracker
Vitamin B3 3.8 6.442 Saltine cracker
Vitamin B5 0 0.536 Saltine cracker
Vitamin B6 0.019 0.086 Saltine cracker
Vitamin B12 0 0.09 Saltine cracker
Vitamin K 16.3 25.4 Saltine cracker
Folate 55 134 Saltine cracker
Trans Fat 0.167 Puff pastry
Saturated Fat 5.502 1.653 Saltine cracker
Monounsaturated Fat 8.828 1.986 Puff pastry
Polyunsaturated fat 22.228 4.835 Puff pastry
Tryptophan 0.086 0.116 Saltine cracker
Threonine 0.198 0.268 Saltine cracker
Isoleucine 0.275 0.333 Saltine cracker
Leucine 0.514 0.652 Saltine cracker
Lysine 0.144 0.172 Saltine cracker
Methionine 0.131 0.147 Saltine cracker
Phenylalanine 0.367 0.45 Saltine cracker
Valine 0.312 0.399 Saltine cracker
Histidine 0.158 0.197 Saltine cracker
Fructose 0.19 Saltine cracker

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. Puff pastry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172738/nutrients
  2. Saltine cracker - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172746/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.