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Butter nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size

Butter, without salt
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Butter Glycemic index (GI)

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Butter is made by separating the fat and protein content of milk. Because of this, butter is particularly low in carbohydrates, containing less than 0.01g of it. This makes it exceedingly difficult to consume enough butter to calculate its glycemic index. The glycemic index of butter is most likely very low, close to 0.

According to the International Tables of Glycemic Index Values, the glycemic index of white bread with butter is equal to 59 (1). 

Consumption of fat, such as butter, with a high glycemic index food, such as bread, has been studied to lower the glycemic response of the meal (2).

Another study has shown butter intake to reduce the GI of bread from 88 to 67 (3).

Overall, butter has a very low glycemic index and might even reduce the glycemic response of a meal, however, it is important to note that butter is rich in saturated fatty acids. A diet high in saturated fats has been associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes (4).

Sources

  1. https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/diacare/suppl/2008/09/18/dc08-1239.DC1/TableA2_1.pdf
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18097844/
  3. https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/11/5/1172/htm
  4. https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/41/8/1732
Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan
Profession: Yerevan State Medical University
Last updated: March 09, 2021

Important nutritional characteristics for Butter

Butter
Glycemic index ⓘ Source:
Less than 0.1g of carbs
0 (low)
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 tbsp (14.2 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
0.4 (acidic )
Calories
717
99% Fats
98% Calories
96% Saturated Fat
94% Cholesterol
90% Monounsaturated Fat
Explanation: The given food contains more Fats than 99% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Fats than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Calories, Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, and Monounsaturated Fat.

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Macronutrients chart

82% 18%
Protein:
Daily Value: 2%
0.85 g of 50 g
2%
Fats:
Daily Value: 125%
81.11 g of 65 g
125%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 0%
0.06 g of 300 g
0%
Water:
Daily Value: 1%
17.94 g of 2,000 g
1%
Other:
0.04 g

NEW NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 717
% Daily Value*
125%
Total Fat 81g
227%
Saturated Fat 50g
Trans Fat g
72%
Cholesterol 215mg
0%
Sodium 11mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 1g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 24mg 2%

Iron 0mg 0%

Potassium 24mg 1%

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The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
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Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
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Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
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Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
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Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 8% 1% 2% 11% 3% 2% 3% 6% 1% 6% 11%
Calcium: 24 mg of 1,000 mg 2%
Iron: 0.02 mg of 8 mg 0%
Magnesium: 2 mg of 420 mg 0%
Phosphorus: 24 mg of 700 mg 3%
Potassium: 24 mg of 3,400 mg 1%
Sodium: 11 mg of 2,300 mg 0%
Zinc: 0.09 mg of 11 mg 1%
Copper: 0.016 mg of 1 mg 2%
Manganese: 0.004 mg of 2 mg 0%
Selenium: 1 µg of 55 µg 2%
Choline: 18.8 mg of 550 mg 3%

Mineral chart - relative view

Calcium
24 mg
TOP 49%
Choline
18.8 mg
TOP 76%
Selenium
1 µg
TOP 82%
Sodium
11 mg
TOP 85%
Phosphorus
24 mg
TOP 87%
Zinc
0.09 mg
TOP 91%
Copper
0.016 mg
TOP 94%
Potassium
24 mg
TOP 95%
Magnesium
2 mg
TOP 96%
Manganese
0.004 mg
TOP 96%
Iron
0.02 mg
TOP 96%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 150% 47% 0% 0% 2% 8% 1% 7% 1% 3% 22% 18%
Vitamin A: 2499 IU of 5,000 IU 50%
Vitamin E : 2.32 mg of 15 mg 15%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 0 mg of 90 mg 0%
Vitamin B1: 0.005 mg of 1 mg 0%
Vitamin B2: 0.034 mg of 1 mg 3%
Vitamin B3: 0.042 mg of 16 mg 0%
Vitamin B5: 0.11 mg of 5 mg 2%
Vitamin B6: 0.003 mg of 1 mg 0%
Folate: 3 µg of 400 µg 1%
Vitamin B12: 0.17 µg of 2 µg 7%
Vitamin K: 7 µg of 120 µg 6%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin A
2499 IU
TOP 13%
Vitamin E
2.32 mg
TOP 39%
Vitamin K
7 µg
TOP 52%
Vitamin B12
0.17 µg
TOP 60%
Vitamin B2
0.034 mg
TOP 86%
Folate
3 µg
TOP 87%
Vitamin B5
0.11 mg
TOP 88%
Vitamin B3
0.042 mg
TOP 95%
Vitamin B1
0.005 mg
TOP 95%
Vitamin B6
0.003 mg
TOP 95%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin C
0 mg
TOP 100%

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 13% 11% 11% 10% 10% 6% 8% 10% 10%
Tryptophan: 12 mg of 280 mg 4%
Threonine: 38 mg of 1,050 mg 4%
Isoleucine: 51 mg of 1,400 mg 4%
Leucine: 83 mg of 2,730 mg 3%
Lysine: 67 mg of 2,100 mg 3%
Methionine: 21 mg of 1,050 mg 2%
Phenylalanine: 41 mg of 1,750 mg 2%
Valine: 57 mg of 1,820 mg 3%
Histidine: 23 mg of 700 mg 3%

Fat type information

50.489% 23.43% 3.01%
Saturated Fat: 50.489 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 23.43 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.01 g

Fiber content ratio for Butter

0.06%
Sugar: 0.06 g
Fiber: 0 g
Other: 0 g

All nutrients for Butter per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Protein 2% 87% 0.85g 3.3 times less than Broccoli
Fats 125% 1% 81.11g 2.4 times more than Cheese
Carbs 0% 75% 0.06g 469.5 times less than Rice
Calories 36% 2% 717kcal 15.3 times more than Orange
Sugar 0% 75% 0.06g 149.5 times less than Coca-Cola
Fiber 0% 100% 0g N/A
Calcium 2% 49% 24mg 5.2 times less than Milk
Iron 0% 96% 0.02mg 130 times less than Beef
Magnesium 0% 96% 2mg 70 times less than Almond
Phosphorus 3% 87% 24mg 7.6 times less than Chicken meat
Potassium 1% 95% 24mg 6.1 times less than Cucumber
Sodium 0% 85% 11mg 44.5 times less than White Bread
Zinc 1% 91% 0.09mg 70.1 times less than Beef
Copper 2% 94% 0.02mg 8.9 times less than Shiitake
Vitamin E 15% 39% 2.32mg 1.6 times more than Kiwifruit
Vitamin D 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Vitamin C 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Vitamin B1 0% 95% 0.01mg 53.2 times less than Pea
Vitamin B2 3% 86% 0.03mg 3.8 times less than Avocado
Vitamin B3 0% 95% 0.04mg 227.9 times less than Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 2% 88% 0.11mg 10.3 times less than Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 0% 95% 0mg 39.7 times less than Oat
Folate 1% 87% 3µg 20.3 times less than Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 7% 60% 0.17µg 4.1 times less than Pork
Vitamin K 6% 52% 7µg 14.5 times less than Broccoli
Tryptophan 0% 95% 0.01mg 25.4 times less than Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 95% 0.04mg 18.9 times less than Beef
Isoleucine 0% 94% 0.05mg 17.9 times less than Salmon
Leucine 0% 94% 0.08mg 29.3 times less than Tuna
Lysine 0% 93% 0.07mg 6.7 times less than Tofu
Methionine 0% 93% 0.02mg 4.6 times less than Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 95% 0.04mg 16.3 times less than Egg
Valine 0% 94% 0.06mg 35.6 times less than Soybean
Histidine 0% 94% 0.02mg 32.6 times less than Turkey meat
Cholesterol 72% 6% 215mg 1.7 times less than Egg
Saturated Fat 252% 4% 50.49g 8.6 times more than Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 0% 10% 23.43g 2.4 times more than Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 0% 25% 3.01g 15.7 times less than Walnut

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173430/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.
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