Butter, Unsalted vs. Carrots

Nutrition comparison of Butter, Unsalted and Carrots


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

We compared the nutritional contents of butter, unsalted versus carrots (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 carrot has less calories than butter, unsalted - carrot has 41kcal of calories per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 717kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Carrot is a great source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than butter, unsalted - carrot has 2.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and butter, unsalted does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Butter, unsalted has less sugar than carrot - carrot has 4.7g of sugar per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.06g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Carrots and butter, unsalted contain similar amounts of protein - carrot has 0.93g of protein per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.85g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

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

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Carrot has more Vitamin C than butter, unsalted - carrot has 5.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and butter, unsalted does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Both carrots and butter, unsalted are high in Vitamin A - carrot has 835ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 684ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Butter, unsalted has more Vitamin E than carrot - carrot has 0.66mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 2.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

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

Butter, Unsalted Carrots
Thiamin 0.005 MG 0.066 MG
Riboflavin 0.034 MG 0.058 MG
Niacin 0.042 MG 0.983 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.11 MG 0.273 MG
Vitamin B6 0.003 MG 0.138 MG
Folate 3 UG 19 UG
Vitamin B12 0.17 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Carrot has more calcium than butter, unsalted - carrot has 33mg of calcium per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 24mg of calcium.

iron

Carrots and butter, unsalted contain similar amounts of iron - carrot has 0.3mg of iron per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.02mg of iron.

potassium

Carrot is a excellent source of potassium and it has more potassium than butter, unsalted - carrot has 320mg 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, carrot has more beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin than butter, unsalted per 100 grams.

Butter, Unsalted Carrots
beta-carotene 158 UG 8285 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 3477 UG
lycopene ~ 1 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 256 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Butter, Unsalted Carrots
alpha linoleic acid 1.18 G 0.002 G
Total 1.18 G 0.002 G

omega 6s

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

Butter, Unsalted Carrots
other omega 6 0.138 G ~
linoleic acid 1.83 G 0.1 G
Total 1.968 G 0.1 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 Carrots (Carrots, raw) .

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