Butter, Unsalted vs. Peanut Butter

Nutrition comparison of Butter, Unsalted and Peanut Butter


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

We compared the nutritional contents of butter, unsalted versus peanut butter (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 butter, unsalted and peanut butter are high in calories - butter, unsalted has 717kcal of calories per 100 grams and peanut butter has 589kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Peanut butter is a excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than butter, unsalted - peanut butter has 8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and butter, unsalted does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Butter, unsalted has less sugar than peanut butter - butter, unsalted has 0.06g of sugar per 100 grams and peanut butter has 8.4g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Peanut butter is a excellent source of protein and it has more protein than butter, unsalted - butter, unsalted has 0.85g of protein per 100 grams and peanut butter has 24.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both butter, unsalted and peanut butter are high in saturated fat - butter, unsalted has 50.5g of saturated fat per 100 grams and peanut butter has 7.6g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

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

Vitamin E

Peanut butter has more Vitamin E than butter, unsalted - butter, unsalted has 2.3mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and peanut butter has 6.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Peanut butter has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6 and folate, however, butter, unsalted contains more vitamin b12.

Butter, Unsalted Peanut Butter
Thiamin 0.005 MG 0.106 MG
Riboflavin 0.034 MG 0.111 MG
Niacin 0.042 MG 13.696 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.11 MG 1.118 MG
Vitamin B6 0.003 MG 0.418 MG
Folate 3 UG 92 UG
Vitamin B12 0.17 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Peanut butter is a great source of calcium and it has more calcium than butter, unsalted - butter, unsalted has 24mg of calcium per 100 grams and peanut butter has 45mg of calcium.

iron

Peanut butter has signficantly more iron than butter, unsalted - butter, unsalted has 0.02mg of iron per 100 grams and peanut butter has 1.9mg of iron.

potassium

Peanut butter is a excellent source of potassium and it has more potassium than butter, unsalted - butter, unsalted has 24mg of potassium per 100 grams and peanut butter has 745mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Butter, Unsalted Peanut Butter
alpha linoleic acid 1.18 G 0.078 G
Total 1.18 G 0.078 G

omega 6s

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

Butter, Unsalted Peanut Butter
other omega 6 0.138 G 0.64 G
linoleic acid 1.83 G 13.854 G
Total 1.968 G 14.494 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 Peanut Butter (Peanut butter, chunk style, with salt) .

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