Butter, Unsalted vs. Apple

Nutrition comparison of Butter, Unsalted and Apple


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of butter, unsalted versus apple (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Butter, unsalted is high in calories and apple has less calories than butter, unsalted - apple has 52kcal of calories per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 717kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Apple is a great source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than butter, unsalted - apple has 2.4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and butter, unsalted does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Butter, unsalted has less sugar than apple - apple has 10.4g of sugar per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.06g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Apple and butter, unsalted contain similar amounts of protein - apple has 0.26g of protein per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.85g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Butter, unsalted is high in saturated fat and apple has less saturated fat than butter, unsalted - apple has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 50.5g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Apple has more Vitamin C than butter, unsalted - apple has 4.6mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and butter, unsalted does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Butter, unsalted is a excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than apple - apple has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 684ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Butter, unsalted has more Vitamin E than apple - apple has 0.18mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 2.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Apple has more thiamin, niacin and vitamin b6, however, butter, unsalted contains more vitamin b12. Both butter, unsalted and apple contain significant amounts of riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folate.

Butter, Unsalted Apple
Thiamin 0.005 MG 0.017 MG
Riboflavin 0.034 MG 0.026 MG
Niacin 0.042 MG 0.091 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.11 MG 0.061 MG
Vitamin B6 0.003 MG 0.041 MG
Folate 3 UG 3 UG
Vitamin B12 0.17 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Butter, unsalted has more calcium than apple - apple has 6mg of calcium per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 24mg of calcium.

iron

Apple and butter, unsalted contain similar amounts of iron - apple has 0.12mg of iron per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.02mg of iron.

potassium

Apple has more potassium than butter, unsalted - apple has 107mg of potassium per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 24mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]
For specific types of carotenoids, Butter, unsalted has more beta-carotene than apple per 100 grams, however, apple contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than butter, unsalted per 100 grams.

Butter, Unsalted Apple
beta-carotene 158 UG 27 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 29 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, butter, unsalted has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than apple per 100 grams.

Butter, Unsalted Apple
alpha linoleic acid 1.18 G 0.009 G
Total 1.18 G 0.009 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, butter, unsalted has more linoleic acid than apple per 100 grams.

Butter, Unsalted Apple
other omega 6 0.138 G ~
linoleic acid 1.83 G 0.043 G
Total 1.968 G 0.043 G

Customize your serving size


The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Butter, Unsalted (Butter, without salt) and Apple (Apples, raw, with skin (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) .

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