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Sesame vs Butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sesame and Butter different?

  • Sesame is richer in Copper, Iron, Manganese, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Zinc, while Butter is higher in Vitamin A.
  • Sesame covers your daily need of Copper 452% more than Butter.
  • Sesame contains 728 times more Iron than Butter. Sesame contains 14.55mg of Iron, while Butter contains 0.02mg.
  • Sesame is lower in Saturated Fat.

Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried and Butter, without salt types were 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
Sesame
7
:
0
Butter
Contains more Iron +72650%
Contains more Calcium +3962.5%
Contains more Potassium +1850%
Contains more Magnesium +17450%
Contains more Copper +25412.5%
Contains more Zinc +8511.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +2520.8%
Equal in Sodium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 8% 3% 2% 6% 3% 11% 2%
Contains more Iron +72650%
Contains more Calcium +3962.5%
Contains more Potassium +1850%
Contains more Magnesium +17450%
Contains more Copper +25412.5%
Contains more Zinc +8511.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +2520.8%
Equal in Sodium - 11

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
Sesame
5
:
5
Butter
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15720%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +626.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10650%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26233.3%
Contains more Folate +3133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +27666.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +828%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 5% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 0% 0% 73%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 150% 47% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 22% 18% 3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15720%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +626.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10650%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26233.3%
Contains more Folate +3133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +27666.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +828%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
50
Sesame
21
Butter
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
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
106%
Sesame
5%
Butter
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
0%
Butter
Fats
229%
Sesame
374%
Butter

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Sesame Butter
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 lower in Cholesterol?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 43.532g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.24g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Butter
Butter is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (11 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sesame Butter Opinion
Calories 573 717 Butter
Protein 17.73 0.85 Sesame
Fats 49.67 81.11 Butter
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 23.45 0.06 Sesame
Cholesterol 0 215 Sesame
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 14.55 0.02 Sesame
Calcium 975 24 Sesame
Potassium 468 24 Sesame
Magnesium 351 2 Sesame
Sugar 0.3 0.06 Butter
Fiber 11.8 0 Sesame
Copper 4.082 0.016 Sesame
Zinc 7.75 0.09 Sesame
Starch
Phosphorus 629 24 Sesame
Sodium 11 11
Vitamin A 9 2499 Butter
Vitamin E 0.25 2.32 Butter
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.791 0.005 Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247 0.034 Sesame
Vitamin B3 4.515 0.042 Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.11 Butter
Vitamin B6 0.79 0.003 Sesame
Vitamin B12 0 0.17 Butter
Vitamin K 0 7 Butter
Folate 97 3 Sesame
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.957 50.489 Sesame
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759 23.43 Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773 3.01 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388 0.012 Sesame
Threonine 0.736 0.038 Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763 0.051 Sesame
Leucine 1.358 0.083 Sesame
Lysine 0.569 0.067 Sesame
Methionine 0.586 0.021 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94 0.041 Sesame
Valine 0.99 0.057 Sesame
Histidine 0.522 0.023 Sesame
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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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.