Butter, Unsalted vs. Brussels Sprouts

Nutrition comparison of Butter, Unsalted and Brussels Sprouts


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

We compared the nutritional contents of butter, unsalted versus brussels sprouts (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in butter, unsalted and brussels sprouts:

  • Brussels sprout has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, butter, unsalted contains more Vitamin B12.
  • Brussels sprout is a great source of calcium.
  • Brussels sprout is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, dietary fiber and potassium.
  • Butter, unsalted has 148.1 times less carbohydrates than brussels sprout.
  • Butter, unsalted is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
Detailed nutritional comparison of butter, unsalted and brussels sprouts is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Butter, Unsalted (Butter, without salt) and Brussels Sprouts (Brussels sprouts, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Butter, unsalted is high in calories and brussels sprout has 94% less calories than butter, unsalted - brussels sprout has 43 calories per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 717 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, butter, unsalted is much lighter in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to brussels sprouts per calorie. Butter, unsalted has a macronutrient ratio of 1:0:100 and for brussels sprouts, 26:68:6 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Butter, Unsalted Brussels Sprouts
Protein 1% 26%
Carbohydrates ~ 68%
Fat 100% 6%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Butter, unsalted has 148.1 times less carbohydrates than brussels sprout - brussels sprout has 9g of total carbs per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.06g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Brussels sprout is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than butter, unsalted - brussels sprout has 3.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and butter, unsalted does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Brussels sprouts and butter, unsalted contain similar amounts of sugar - brussels sprout has 2.2g of sugar per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.06g of sugar.



Protein

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Brussels sprout has 298% more protein than butter, unsalted - brussels sprout has 3.4g of protein per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.85g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Butter, unsalted is high in saturated fat and brussels sprout has 100% less saturated fat than butter, unsalted - brussels sprout has 0.06g of saturated fat per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 50.5g of saturated fat.

cholesterol

Butter, unsalted is high in cholesterol and brussels sprout has less cholesterol than butter, unsalted - butter, unsalted has 215mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and brussels sprout does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Brussels sprout is an excellent source of Vitamin C and it has more Vitamin C than butter, unsalted - brussels sprout has 85mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and butter, unsalted does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Butter, unsalted is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 17 times more Vitamin A than brussels sprout - brussels sprout has 38ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 684ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Butter, unsalted has 164% more Vitamin E than brussels sprout - brussels sprout has 0.88mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 2.3mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Brussels sprout is an excellent source of Vitamin K and it has 24 times more Vitamin K than butter, unsalted - brussels sprout has 177ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 7ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Brussels sprout has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, butter, unsalted contains more Vitamin B12.

Butter, Unsalted Brussels Sprouts
Thiamin 0.005 MG 0.139 MG
Riboflavin 0.034 MG 0.09 MG
Niacin 0.042 MG 0.745 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.11 MG 0.309 MG
Vitamin B6 0.003 MG 0.219 MG
Folate 3 UG 61 UG
Vitamin B12 0.17 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Brussels sprout is a great source of calcium and it has 75% more calcium than butter, unsalted - brussels sprout has 42mg of calcium per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 24mg of calcium.

iron

Brussels sprout has 69 times more iron than butter, unsalted - brussels sprout has 1.4mg of iron per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.02mg of iron.

potassium

Brussels sprout is an excellent source of potassium and it has 15 times more potassium than butter, unsalted - brussels sprout has 389mg 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 Brussels Sprouts
beta-carotene 158 UG 450 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 6 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 1590 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Butter, Unsalted Brussels Sprouts
alpha linoleic acid 1.18 G 0.099 G
Total 1.18 G 0.099 G

omega 6s

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

Butter, Unsalted Brussels Sprouts
other omega 6 ~ 0.001 G
linoleic acid 1.83 G 0.045 G
Total 1.83 G 0.046 G



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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 Brussels Sprouts (Brussels sprouts, raw) .

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