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Sugar substitute vs. Butter — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Sugar substitute and Butter

  • Sugar substitute is richer than Butter in Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Calcium from Sugar substitute is 86% higher.
  • Butter contains less Sugar.

Food types used in this article are Sweeteners, sugar substitute, granulated, brown 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +3562.5%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Potassium +62.5%
Contains more Manganese +450%
Contains more Phosphorus +200%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Contains more Zinc +125%
Contains more Copper +128.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 264% 6% 5% 4% 4% 75% 2% 3% 3% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6% 1% 6%
Contains more Calcium +3562.5%
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Potassium +62.5%
Contains more Manganese +450%
Contains more Phosphorus +200%
Contains less Sodium -98.1%
Contains more Zinc +125%
Contains more Copper +128.6%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Butter
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 4% 0% 5% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 150% 47% 0% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 3% 22% 11% 18%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +126.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +142.4%
Contains more Carbs +141183.3%
Contains more Other +9975%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +96.3%
2% 85% 9% 4%
Protein: 2.06 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 84.77 g
Water: 9.14 g
Other: 4.03 g
81% 18%
Protein: 0.85 g
Fats: 81.11 g
Carbs: 0.06 g
Water: 17.94 g
Other: 0.04 g
Contains more Protein +142.4%
Contains more Carbs +141183.3%
Contains more Other +9975%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +96.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Sugar substitute 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 vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sugar substitute Butter Opinion
Net carbs 84.17g 0.06g Sugar substitute
Protein 2.06g 0.85g Sugar substitute
Fats 0g 81.11g Butter
Carbs 84.77g 0.06g Sugar substitute
Calories 347kcal 717kcal Butter
Starch 3.52g Sugar substitute
Sugar 4.03g 0.06g Butter
Fiber 0.6g 0g Sugar substitute
Calcium 879mg 24mg Sugar substitute
Iron 0.16mg 0.02mg Sugar substitute
Magnesium 6mg 2mg Sugar substitute
Phosphorus 8mg 24mg Butter
Potassium 39mg 24mg Sugar substitute
Sodium 572mg 11mg Butter
Zinc 0.04mg 0.09mg Butter
Copper 0.007mg 0.016mg Butter
Manganese 0.022mg 0.004mg Sugar substitute
Selenium 1µg Butter
Vitamin A 2499IU Butter
Vitamin A RAE 684µg Butter
Vitamin E 2.32mg Butter
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.005mg Sugar substitute
Vitamin B2 0.015mg 0.034mg Butter
Vitamin B3 0.042mg Butter
Vitamin B5 0.08mg 0.11mg Butter
Vitamin B6 0.015mg 0.003mg Sugar substitute
Folate 3µg Butter
Vitamin B12 0.17µg Butter
Choline 18.8mg Butter
Vitamin K 7µg Butter
Tryptophan 0.012mg Butter
Threonine 0.038mg Butter
Isoleucine 0.051mg Butter
Leucine 0.083mg Butter
Lysine 0.067mg Butter
Methionine 0.021mg Butter
Phenylalanine 0.041mg Butter
Valine 0.057mg Butter
Histidine 0.023mg Butter
Cholesterol 215mg Sugar substitute
Saturated Fat 50.489g Sugar substitute
Monounsaturated Fat 23.43g Butter
Polyunsaturated fat 3.01g Butter
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.166g Butter
Omega-3 - ALA 0.315g Butter

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sugar substitute Butter
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Sugar substitute
20%
Butter
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Sugar substitute
4%
Butter

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 50.489g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butter
Butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.97g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butter
Butter contains less Sodium (difference - 561mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butter
Butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Butter
Butter is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Sugar substitute - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170675/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.