Butter, Unsalted vs. Pecan

Nutrition comparison of Butter, Unsalted and Pecan


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

We compared the nutritional contents of butter, unsalted versus pecan (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 pecan and butter, unsalted are high in calories - pecan has 691kcal of calories per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 717kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Pecan is a excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than butter, unsalted - pecan has 9.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and butter, unsalted does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Pecan and butter, unsalted contain similar amounts of sugar - pecan has 4g of sugar per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.06g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Pecan is a great source of protein and it has more protein than butter, unsalted - pecan has 9.2g of protein per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.85g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both pecan and butter, unsalted are high in saturated fat - pecan has 6.2g of saturated fat per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 50.5g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Pecan has more Vitamin C than butter, unsalted - pecan has 1.1mg 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 pecan - pecan has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 684ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Pecan and butter, unsalted contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - pecan has 1.4mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 2.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

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

Butter, Unsalted Pecan
Thiamin 0.005 MG 0.66 MG
Riboflavin 0.034 MG 0.13 MG
Niacin 0.042 MG 1.167 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.11 MG 0.863 MG
Vitamin B6 0.003 MG 0.21 MG
Folate 3 UG 22 UG
Vitamin B12 0.17 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Pecan is a excellent source of calcium and it has more calcium than butter, unsalted - pecan has 70mg of calcium per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 24mg of calcium.

iron

Pecan is a great source of iron and it has more iron than butter, unsalted - pecan has 2.5mg of iron per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.02mg of iron.

potassium

Pecan is a excellent source of potassium and it has more potassium than butter, unsalted - pecan has 410mg 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 pecan per 100 grams.

Butter, Unsalted Pecan
beta-carotene 158 UG 29 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 17 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both butter, unsalted and pecan contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Butter, Unsalted Pecan
alpha linoleic acid 1.18 G 0.986 G
Total 1.18 G 0.986 G

omega 6s

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

Butter, Unsalted Pecan
other omega 6 0.138 G 0.069 G
linoleic acid 1.83 G 20.628 G
Total 1.968 G 20.697 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 Pecan (Nuts, pecans) .

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