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Russian dressing vs. French dressing — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Russian dressing and French dressing

  • Russian dressing has more Vitamin K, Vitamin E , Vitamin B5, Polyunsaturated fat, and Monounsaturated Fat, however, French dressing is higher in Copper.
  • Russian dressing covers your daily Vitamin K needs 30% more than French dressing.
  • French dressing has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Salad dressing, russian dressing and Salad dressing, french dressing, reduced fat.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +61.7%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains less Sodium -26%
Contains more Copper +175.9%
Contains more Manganese +74.6%
Equal in Zinc - 0.2
Equal in Selenium - 1.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.9% 23% 7.1% 8.6% 15% 148% 6% 19% 8.2% 8.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.3% 27% 5.7% 6.9% 9.4% 109% 5.5% 53% 14% 8.7%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +61.7%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains less Sodium -26%
Contains more Copper +175.9%
Contains more Manganese +74.6%
Equal in Zinc - 0.2
Equal in Selenium - 1.6

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin E +232%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.4%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Choline +15%
Contains more Vitamin K +201.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13%
Equal in Vitamin A - 541
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 35% 66% 0% 20% 7.3% 11% 11% 24% 22% 3.8% 0% 2.5% 134%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 32% 20% 0% 16% 6% 12% 8.8% 0% 13% 1.5% 0% 2.2% 45%
Contains more Vitamin E +232%
Contains more Vitamin C +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.4%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Choline +15%
Contains more Vitamin K +201.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13%
Equal in Vitamin A - 541

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +19%
Contains more Fats +127.3%
Contains more Other +12.5%
Contains more Water +40.9%
Equal in Carbs - 31.22
26% 32% 39% 3%
Protein: 0.69 g
Fats: 26.18 g
Carbs: 31.9 g
Water: 38.53 g
Other: 2.7 g
12% 31% 54% 2%
Protein: 0.58 g
Fats: 11.52 g
Carbs: 31.22 g
Water: 54.28 g
Other: 2.4 g
Contains more Protein +19%
Contains more Fats +127.3%
Contains more Other +12.5%
Contains more Water +40.9%
Equal in Carbs - 31.22

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +31.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +285%
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.8%
10% 26% 64%
Saturated Fat: 2.39 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.928 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 14.83 g
9% 49% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.842 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.518 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.852 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +31.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +285%
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Russian dressing French dressing
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Russian dressing French dressing Opinion
Net carbs 31.2g 29.72g Russian dressing
Protein 0.69g 0.58g Russian dressing
Fats 26.18g 11.52g Russian dressing
Carbs 31.9g 31.22g Russian dressing
Calories 355kcal 222kcal Russian dressing
Sugar 17.68g 16.86g French dressing
Fiber 0.7g 1.5g French dressing
Calcium 13mg 11mg Russian dressing
Iron 0.6mg 0.73mg French dressing
Magnesium 10mg 8mg Russian dressing
Phosphorus 20mg 16mg Russian dressing
Potassium 173mg 107mg Russian dressing
Sodium 1133mg 838mg French dressing
Zinc 0.22mg 0.2mg Russian dressing
Copper 0.058mg 0.16mg French dressing
Manganese 0.063mg 0.11mg French dressing
Selenium 1.6µg 1.6µg
Vitamin A 577IU 541IU Russian dressing
Vitamin A RAE 29µg 27µg Russian dressing
Vitamin E 3.32mg 1mg Russian dressing
Vitamin C 6mg 4.8mg Russian dressing
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.024mg Russian dressing
Vitamin B2 0.046mg 0.052mg French dressing
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 0.467mg Russian dressing
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0mg Russian dressing
Vitamin B6 0.097mg 0.055mg Russian dressing
Folate 5µg 2µg Russian dressing
Choline 4.6mg 4mg Russian dressing
Vitamin K 53.7µg 17.8µg Russian dressing
Tryptophan 0.003mg French dressing
Threonine 0.014mg French dressing
Isoleucine 0.01mg French dressing
Leucine 0.015mg French dressing
Lysine 0.017mg French dressing
Methionine 0.002mg French dressing
Phenylalanine 0.016mg French dressing
Valine 0.01mg French dressing
Histidine 0.008mg French dressing
Trans Fat 0.17g French dressing
Saturated Fat 2.39g 0.842g French dressing
Monounsaturated Fat 5.928g 4.518g Russian dressing
Polyunsaturated fat 14.83g 3.852g Russian dressing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Russian dressing French dressing
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Russian dressing
12%
French dressing
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
25%
Russian dressing
24%
French dressing

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Russian dressing
Russian dressing is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Russian dressing
Russian dressing is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
French dressing
French dressing is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
French dressing
French dressing contains less Sodium (difference - 295mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
French dressing
French dressing is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.548g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Russian dressing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171005/nutrients
  2. French dressing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171404/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.