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Shortbread vs Matzo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Shortbread and Matzo different?

  • Shortbread is higher in Folate, Vitamin E and Vitamin K, however Matzo is richer in Selenium, Manganese and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Matzo is 56% higher.
  • Shortbread contains 41 times more Vitamin E than Matzo. While Shortbread contains 2.44mg of Vitamin E , Matzo contains only 0.06mg.
  • Matzo has less Saturated Fat.

Cookies, shortbread, commercially prepared, plain and Crackers, matzo, plain 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
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6
Matzo
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains more Potassium +27.3%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Zinc +38.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Iron - 3.16
Equal in Calcium - 13
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 112% 4% 8% 10% 30% 14% 29% 47%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 119% 4% 10% 18% 20% 19% 39% 0%
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains more Potassium +27.3%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Zinc +38.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Iron - 3.16
Equal in Calcium - 13

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
Matzo
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +3966.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +3566.7%
Contains more Folate +376.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.387
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.291
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% 49% 0% 89% 73% 62% 20% 17% 0% 28% 61%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 2% 0% 97% 68% 73% 27% 27% 0% 1% 13%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +3966.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +3566.7%
Contains more Folate +376.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.387
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.291

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
33
Shortbread
25
Matzo
Mineral Summary Score
31
Shortbread
28
Matzo

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 the food
Protein
32%
Shortbread
60%
Matzo
Carbohydrates
64%
Shortbread
84%
Matzo
Fats
121%
Shortbread
6%
Matzo

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Shortbread Matzo
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shortbread Matzo
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 contains less Sugars?
Matzo
Matzo contains less Sugars (difference - 21.36g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Matzo
Matzo contains less Sodium (difference - 353mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Matzo
Matzo is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.879g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Matzo
Matzo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 64)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Matzo
Matzo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Shortbread Matzo Opinion
Calories 514 395 Shortbread
Protein 5.37 10 Matzo
Fats 26.22 1.4 Shortbread
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 63.78 83.7 Matzo
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.98 3.16 Matzo
Calcium 13 13
Potassium 88 112 Matzo
Magnesium 14 25 Matzo
Sugars 21.65 0.29 Matzo
Fiber 1.3 3 Matzo
Copper 0.09 0.06 Shortbread
Zinc 0.49 0.68 Matzo
Starch 40.47 Shortbread
Phosphorus 66 89 Matzo
Sodium 353 0 Matzo
Vitamin A 1 0 Shortbread
Vitamin E 2.44 0.06 Shortbread
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.353 0.387 Matzo
Vitamin B2 0.314 0.291 Shortbread
Vitamin B3 3.275 3.892 Matzo
Vitamin B5 0.321 0.443 Matzo
Vitamin B6 0.071 0.115 Matzo
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 11 0.3 Shortbread
Folate 81 17 Shortbread
Trans Fat 0.714 Matzo
Saturated Fat 8.105 0.226 Matzo
Monounsaturated Fat 6.708 0.127 Shortbread
Polyunsaturated fat 8.326 0.603 Shortbread
Tryptophan 0.116 Matzo
Threonine 0.267 Matzo
Isoleucine 0.371 Matzo
Leucine 0.692 Matzo
Lysine 0.193 Matzo
Methionine 0.176 Matzo
Phenylalanine 0.494 Matzo
Valine 0.42 Matzo
Histidine 0.213 Matzo
Fructose 0.3 Shortbread

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Shortbread - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174967/nutrients
  2. Matzo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172740/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.