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Shortbread vs Saltine cracker - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Shortbread and Saltine cracker

  • Shortbread has more Vitamin E , however Saltine cracker is richer in Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Folate, Manganese and Vitamin K.
  • Saltine cracker covers your daily Iron needs 32% more than Shortbread.
  • Saltine cracker has 5 times less Saturated Fat than Shortbread. Shortbread has 8.105g of Saturated Fat, while Saltine cracker has 1.653g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Cookies, shortbread, commercially prepared, plain and Crackers, saltines (includes oyster, soda, soup).

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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 less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Iron +86.9%
Contains more Calcium +46.2%
Contains more Potassium +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Copper +54.4%
Contains more Zinc +40.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 112% 4% 8% 10% 30% 14% 29% 47%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 209% 6% 14% 17% 47% 19% 44% 123%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Iron +86.9%
Contains more Calcium +46.2%
Contains more Potassium +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Copper +54.4%
Contains more Zinc +40.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%

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 +112.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +98.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +130.9%
Contains more Folate +65.4%
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% 23% 0% 176% 113% 121% 33% 20% 12% 64% 101%
Contains more Vitamin E +112.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +98.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +130.9%
Contains more Folate +65.4%

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
55
Saltine cracker
Mineral Summary Score
31
Shortbread
60
Saltine cracker

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
57%
Saltine cracker
Carbohydrates
64%
Shortbread
74%
Saltine cracker
Fats
121%
Shortbread
40%
Saltine cracker

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 Saltine cracker
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Shortbread Saltine cracker
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 Sodium?
Shortbread
Shortbread contains less Sodium (difference - 588mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shortbread
Shortbread is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Shortbread
Shortbread is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Saltine cracker
Saltine cracker contains less Sugars (difference - 20.36g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Saltine cracker
Saltine cracker is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.452g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Saltine cracker
Saltine cracker is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Saltine cracker
Saltine cracker is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Saltine cracker Opinion
Calories 514 418 Shortbread
Protein 5.37 9.46 Saltine cracker
Fats 26.22 8.64 Shortbread
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 63.78 74.05 Saltine cracker
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.98 5.57 Saltine cracker
Calcium 13 19 Saltine cracker
Potassium 88 152 Saltine cracker
Magnesium 14 23 Saltine cracker
Sugars 21.65 1.29 Saltine cracker
Fiber 1.3 2.8 Saltine cracker
Copper 0.09 0.139 Saltine cracker
Zinc 0.49 0.69 Saltine cracker
Starch 40.47 67.83 Saltine cracker
Phosphorus 66 102 Saltine cracker
Sodium 353 941 Shortbread
Vitamin A 1 2 Saltine cracker
Vitamin E 2.44 1.15 Shortbread
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.353 0.702 Saltine cracker
Vitamin B2 0.314 0.487 Saltine cracker
Vitamin B3 3.275 6.442 Saltine cracker
Vitamin B5 0.321 0.536 Saltine cracker
Vitamin B6 0.071 0.086 Saltine cracker
Vitamin B12 0 0.09 Saltine cracker
Vitamin K 11 25.4 Saltine cracker
Folate 81 134 Saltine cracker
Trans Fat 0.714 0.167 Saltine cracker
Saturated Fat 8.105 1.653 Saltine cracker
Monounsaturated Fat 6.708 1.986 Shortbread
Polyunsaturated fat 8.326 4.835 Shortbread
Tryptophan 0.116 Saltine cracker
Threonine 0.268 Saltine cracker
Isoleucine 0.333 Saltine cracker
Leucine 0.652 Saltine cracker
Lysine 0.172 Saltine cracker
Methionine 0.147 Saltine cracker
Phenylalanine 0.45 Saltine cracker
Valine 0.399 Saltine cracker
Histidine 0.197 Saltine cracker
Fructose 0.3 0.19 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. Saltine cracker - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172746/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.