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Mayonnaise vs Butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Mayonnaise and Butter

  • Mayonnaise has more Vitamin K, Vitamin E , and Polyunsaturated fat, however Butter is richer in Vitamin A RAE, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Butter covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 194% more than Mayonnaise.
  • Butter has 58 times less Sodium than Mayonnaise. Mayonnaise has 635mg of Sodium, while Butter has 11mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular 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 Iron +950%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +18.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +20%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 8% 1% 9% 2% 83% 5% 7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6%
Contains more Iron +950%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +18.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +20%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%

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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4
Butter
Contains more Vitamin E +41.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +2228.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +3744.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +41.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 66% 6% 0% 3% 5% 0% 11% 2% 4% 15% 408%
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 +41.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +2228.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +3744.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +41.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mayonnaise Butter Opinion
Net carbs 0.57g 0.06g Mayonnaise
Protein 0.96g 0.85g Mayonnaise
Fats 74.85g 81.11g Butter
Carbs 0.57g 0.06g Mayonnaise
Calories 680kcal 717kcal Butter
Starch g g
Fructose 0.05g g Mayonnaise
Sugar 0.57g 0.06g Butter
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 24mg Butter
Iron 0.21mg 0.02mg Mayonnaise
Magnesium 1mg 2mg Butter
Phosphorus 21mg 24mg Butter
Potassium 20mg 24mg Butter
Sodium 635mg 11mg Butter
Zinc 0.15mg 0.09mg Mayonnaise
Copper 0.019mg 0.016mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin A 65IU 2499IU Butter
Vitamin E 3.28mg 2.32mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin D 7IU 0IU Mayonnaise
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0µg Mayonnaise
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.01mg 0.005mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.034mg Butter
Vitamin B3 0mg 0.042mg Butter
Vitamin B5 0.172mg 0.11mg Mayonnaise
Vitamin B6 0.008mg 0.003mg Mayonnaise
Folate 5µg 3µg Mayonnaise
Vitamin B12 0.12µg 0.17µg Butter
Vitamin K 163µg 7µg Mayonnaise
Tryptophan 0.017mg 0.012mg Mayonnaise
Threonine 0.055mg 0.038mg Mayonnaise
Isoleucine 0.065mg 0.051mg Mayonnaise
Leucine 0.095mg 0.083mg Mayonnaise
Lysine 0.072mg 0.067mg Mayonnaise
Methionine 0.035mg 0.021mg Mayonnaise
Phenylalanine 0.057mg 0.041mg Mayonnaise
Valine 0.074mg 0.057mg Mayonnaise
Histidine 0.026mg 0.023mg Mayonnaise
Cholesterol 42mg 215mg Mayonnaise
Trans Fat 0.187g g Butter
Saturated Fat 11.703g 50.489g Mayonnaise
Monounsaturated Fat 16.843g 23.43g Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 44.69g 3.01g Mayonnaise

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Mayonnaise 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
43
Mayonnaise
21
Butter
Mineral Summary Score
14
Mayonnaise
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
6%
Mayonnaise
5%
Butter
Carbohydrates
1%
Mayonnaise
0%
Butter
Fats
345%
Mayonnaise
374%
Butter

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 173mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 38.786g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.51g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 624mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Mayonnaise - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171009/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.