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Shortbread vs Puff pastry - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Shortbread and Puff pastry

  • Shortbread has more Vitamin E and Folate, while Puff pastry has more Selenium, Vitamin B5, Polyunsaturated fat and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Puff pastry covers your daily need of Selenium 33% more than Shortbread.
  • Shortbread contains 29 times more Sugars than Puff pastry. While Shortbread contains 21.65g of Sugars, Puff pastry contains only 0.75g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cookies, shortbread, commercially prepared, plain and Puff pastry, frozen, ready-to-bake, baked.

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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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Contains more Iron +14.6%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Potassium +41.9%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Copper +27.8%
Contains more Zinc +10.2%
Contains less Sodium -28.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 60
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 112% 4% 8% 10% 30% 14% 29% 47%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 3% 6% 12% 39% 15% 26% 33%
Contains more Iron +14.6%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Potassium +41.9%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Copper +27.8%
Contains more Zinc +10.2%
Contains less Sodium -28.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 60

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 E +343.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +273.7%
Contains more Folate +47.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16%
Contains more Vitamin K +48.2%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.323
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% 1% 11% 0% 81% 60% 72% 0% 5% 0% 41% 42%
Contains more Vitamin E +343.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +273.7%
Contains more Folate +47.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16%
Contains more Vitamin K +48.2%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.323

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
26
Puff pastry
Mineral Summary Score
31
Shortbread
29
Puff pastry

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
44%
Puff pastry
Carbohydrates
64%
Shortbread
46%
Puff pastry
Fats
121%
Shortbread
178%
Puff pastry

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 Puff pastry
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Shortbread Puff pastry
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 vitamins?
Shortbread
Shortbread is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Puff pastry
Puff pastry contains less Sugars (difference - 20.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Puff pastry
Puff pastry contains less Sodium (difference - 100mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Puff pastry
Puff pastry is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.603g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Puff pastry
Puff pastry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Puff pastry Opinion
Calories 514 558 Puff pastry
Protein 5.37 7.4 Puff pastry
Fats 26.22 38.5 Puff pastry
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 63.78 45.7 Shortbread
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.98 2.6 Shortbread
Calcium 13 10 Shortbread
Potassium 88 62 Shortbread
Magnesium 14 16 Puff pastry
Sugars 21.65 0.75 Puff pastry
Fiber 1.3 1.5 Puff pastry
Copper 0.09 0.115 Puff pastry
Zinc 0.49 0.54 Puff pastry
Starch 40.47 Shortbread
Phosphorus 66 60 Shortbread
Sodium 353 253 Puff pastry
Vitamin A 1 1
Vitamin E 2.44 0.55 Shortbread
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.353 0.323 Shortbread
Vitamin B2 0.314 0.258 Shortbread
Vitamin B3 3.275 3.8 Puff pastry
Vitamin B5 0.321 0 Shortbread
Vitamin B6 0.071 0.019 Shortbread
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 11 16.3 Puff pastry
Folate 81 55 Shortbread
Trans Fat 0.714 Puff pastry
Saturated Fat 8.105 5.502 Puff pastry
Monounsaturated Fat 6.708 8.828 Puff pastry
Polyunsaturated fat 8.326 22.228 Puff pastry
Tryptophan 0.086 Puff pastry
Threonine 0.198 Puff pastry
Isoleucine 0.275 Puff pastry
Leucine 0.514 Puff pastry
Lysine 0.144 Puff pastry
Methionine 0.131 Puff pastry
Phenylalanine 0.367 Puff pastry
Valine 0.312 Puff pastry
Histidine 0.158 Puff pastry
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. Puff pastry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172738/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.