Butter, Unsalted vs. Flaxseed Oil

Nutrition comparison of Butter, Unsalted and Flaxseed Oil


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

We compared the nutritional contents of butter, unsalted versus flaxseed oil (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

Both flaxseed oil and butter, unsalted are high in calories - flaxseed oil has 884kcal of calories per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 717kcal of calories.

sugar

Butter, unsalted and flaxseed oil contain similar amounts of sugar - butter, unsalted has 0.06g of sugar per 100 grams and flaxseed oil does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Flaxseed oil and butter, unsalted contain similar amounts of protein - flaxseed oil has 0.11g of protein per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.85g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both flaxseed oil and butter, unsalted are high in saturated fat - flaxseed oil has 9g of saturated fat per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 50.5g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Flaxseed oil and butter, unsalted contain similar amounts of trans fat - flaxseed oil has 0.09g of trans fat per 100 grams and butter, unsalted does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Butter, unsalted is a excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than flaxseed oil - butter, unsalted has 684ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and flaxseed oil does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Butter, unsalted has more Vitamin E than flaxseed oil - flaxseed oil has 0.47mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 2.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Butter, unsalted has more riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate and vitamin b12.

Butter, Unsalted Flaxseed Oil
Thiamin 0.005 MG ~
Riboflavin 0.034 MG ~
Niacin 0.042 MG ~
Pantothenic acid 0.11 MG ~
Vitamin B6 0.003 MG ~
Folate 3 UG ~
Vitamin B12 0.17 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Butter, unsalted has more calcium than flaxseed oil - flaxseed oil has 1mg of calcium per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 24mg of calcium.

iron

Butter, unsalted and flaxseed oil contain similar amounts of iron - butter, unsalted has 0.02mg of iron per 100 grams and flaxseed oil does not contain significant amounts.

potassium

Butter, unsalted has more potassium than flaxseed oil - butter, unsalted has 24mg of potassium per 100 grams and flaxseed oil does not contain significant amounts.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Butter, Unsalted Flaxseed Oil
alpha linoleic acid 1.18 G 53.368 G
Total 1.18 G 53.368 G

omega 6s

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

Butter, Unsalted Flaxseed Oil
other omega 6 ~ 0.015 G
linoleic acid 1.83 G 14.327 G
Total 1.83 G 14.342 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 Flaxseed Oil (Oil, flaxseed, cold pressed) .

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