Calories in Butter, Nutrition Facts and Benefits

How many calories in butter? Butter calories are very high. To lower the consumption of extra calories from butter and buttery products, use low calorie spreads or preferably, do not use it at all in your sandwiches and use it less for cooking – use half of the recommended portion in recipes or try olive oil as a healthier option.

However, there are exceptions to the above. When cooking at high temperatures (above 240 degrees Fahrenheit/115 degrees Celsius), only saturated fats should be used and butter is the best. To understand more, read about dietary fats.

Recipes with Butter:

Enjoy losing weight with our diet recipes below with Butter

If you must use butter, it should only be in conjunction with a healthy diet. Butter is also preferable to a number of margarine's due to their questionable list of contents e.g. chemicals, coloring etc.

Purchase unsalted butter instead of the salted variety, as it's better for your digestion and allows you to control your sodium intake. Butter does provide a good source of vitamin A.

Calories in Butter With or Without Salt

Serving SizeCalories per Serving
100 grams717 kcal (2999 kJ)
1 cup, 227 grams1628 kcal (6808 kJ)
1 tbsp., 14.2 grams102 kcal (426 kJ)
1 pat (1"sq, 1/3" high), 5 grams36 kcal (150 kJ)
1 stick, 113 grams810 kcal (3389 kJ)

Calories in Butter, Light, Stick, With
or Without Salt

Serving SizeCalories in Butter per Serving
100 grams509 kcal (2130 kJ)
1 tbsp., 14 grams71 kcal (298 kJ)

Butter Nutrition Facts

Butter, without salt
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Water17.94 g
Energy2999 kJ (717 kcal)
Carbohydrates0.06 g
Sugars0.06 g
Total Fat:81.11 g
saturated fat51.368 g
monounsaturated fat21.021 g
polyunsaturated fat3.043 g
Cholesterol215 mg
Protein0.85 g
Calcium, Ca24 mg (2 %)
Iron, Fe0.02 mg (0.1 %)
Magnesium, Mg2 mg (0.5 %)
Phosphorus, P24 mg (2 %)
Potassium, K24 mg (0.5 %)
Zinc, Zn0.09 mg (0.6 %)
Copper, Cu0.016 mg (1 %)
Manganese, Mn0.004 mg (0.2 %)
Selenium, Se1.0 mcg (1 %)
Thiamine (Vit. B1)0.005 mg (0.3 %)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)0.034 mg (2 %)
Niacin (Vit. B3)0.042 mg (0.2 %)
Pantothenic acid (B5)0.110 mg (1 %)
Vitamin B60.003 mg (0.2 %)
Folate (Vit. B9)3 mcg (1 %)
Vitamin B120.17 mcg (3 %)
Vitamin A2499 IU (50 %)
Vitamin E2.32 mg (12 %)
Vitamin K7.0 mcg (9 %)
Percentages are relative to US Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for adults.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Author: Lana Soko

Recipes with Butter

Low Carb Chocolate Brownies

Low Carb Chocolate Brownies

Yummy sugar and flour free chocolate brownies, which taste just like the traditional ones and can be made in just 25 min. There are 274 calories per one brownie. The recipe is low in carbs, sodium, cholesterol, low GI and vegetarian.

Low Carb Lemon Cake

Low Carb Lemon Cake

This lemon cake is sugar and flour free. It is suitable for diabetics, high in fiber, low in calories and carbs, low GI and sodium. It is vegetarian. There are 251 calories in one slice; needs 45 min to prepare and bake.

Low Carb Lemon Cheesecake

Low Carb Lemon Cheesecake

This sugar and flour free cheesecake needs 1 hour 25 min to make. One slice contains 327 calories. The recipe is low in carbs, sodium, glycemic index and high in protein and vitamin A. It is vegetarian.

Low Carb Blueberry Pie

Low Carb Blueberry Pie

This sugar free and flour free fresh blueberry pie is a good alternative to a traditional blueberry pie. Total time: 40 min. 250 calories in one slice. It is diabetes appropriate, low in calories, carbs, cholesterol, glycemic index, sodium and high in fiber. The recipe is vegetarian.

Low Carb Blackberry Pie

Low Carb Blackberry Pie

One slice of this fresh blackberry pie provides 248 calories. The recipe is sugar and flour free. It is diabetes appropriate, low in calories, carbs, cholesterol, glycemic index and high in fiber, protein, manganese and vitamin C. It is suitable for vegetarians.

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