Butter, Unsalted vs. Pickles

Nutrition comparison of Butter, Unsalted and Pickles


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

We compared the nutritional contents of butter, unsalted versus pickles (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

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Calories and Carbs

calories

Butter, unsalted is high in calories and pickle has less calories than butter, unsalted - pickle has 12kcal of calories per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 717kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Pickle has more dietary fiber than butter, unsalted - pickle has 1g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and butter, unsalted does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Pickles and butter, unsalted contain similar amounts of sugar - pickle has 1.1g of sugar per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.06g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Pickles and butter, unsalted contain similar amounts of protein - pickle has 0.5g of protein per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.85g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Butter, unsalted is high in saturated fat and pickle has less saturated fat than butter, unsalted - pickle has 0.08g of saturated fat per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 50.5g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Pickle has more Vitamin C than butter, unsalted - pickle has 2.3mg 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 pickle - pickle has 6ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 684ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Butter, unsalted has more Vitamin E than pickle - pickle has 0.03mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 2.3mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

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

Butter, Unsalted Pickles
Thiamin 0.005 MG 0.045 MG
Riboflavin 0.034 MG 0.057 MG
Niacin 0.042 MG 0.109 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.11 MG 0.201 MG
Vitamin B6 0.003 MG 0.035 MG
Folate 3 UG 8 UG
Vitamin B12 0.17 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Pickle is a great source of calcium and it has more calcium than butter, unsalted - pickle has 57mg of calcium per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 24mg of calcium.

iron

Pickles and butter, unsalted contain similar amounts of iron - pickle has 0.26mg of iron per 100 grams and butter, unsalted has 0.02mg of iron.

potassium

Pickle has more potassium than butter, unsalted - pickle has 117mg 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 pickle per 100 grams, however, pickle contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than butter, unsalted per 100 grams.

Butter, Unsalted Pickles
beta-carotene 158 UG 53 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 13 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin ~ 28 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Butter, Unsalted Pickles
alpha linoleic acid 1.18 G 0.07 G
Total 1.18 G 0.07 G

omega 6s

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

Butter, Unsalted Pickles
other omega 6 0.138 G ~
linoleic acid 1.83 G 0.052 G
Total 1.968 G 0.052 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 Pickles (Pickles, cucumber, dill or kosher dill) .

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