Butter - calories, weight

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How many calories in butter?

100g of butter has about 717 calories (kcal).

Case in point, tablespoon (12 g) has about 86 calories.

It is about 4% of daily calories intake for adult person with medium weight and medium activity (for calculation we assumed 2400 kcal daily intake).

To visualize how much it actualy is, take in mind that calories amount from tablespoon (12 g) is similar to calories amount from ie.:

  • 1.5 apples
  • 1 glass of Coca Cola
  • 0.5 slice of cheese
  • 0.5 slice of bread
  • 0.5 glass of milk
  • 4.5 cubes of sugar

For burning such amount of calories you need to bike at least 12 minutes, swim for about 10 minutes or run for 9 minutes.

Calories in butter came from protein in 0%, from carbs in 0% and from fat in 100%.

See also: Nutrition, vitamins and health benefits of butter.

Check compares of butter with other products from dairy category:

butter - calories table

  • Tablespoon of butter (12g)86 kcal
  • Slice of butter (10g)72 kcal
  • 10g of butter72 kcal
  • 20g of butter143 kcal
  • 50g of butter359 kcal
  • 100g of butter717 kcal
  • 200g of butter1434 kcal
  • 500g of butter3585 kcal

Butter - calories and nutrition per 100g

Calories 717 kcal
Carbs 0.06 gram
Protein 0.85 gram
Fat 81.11 gram

How much does a butter weight?

Tablespoon of butter weights about 12g.
Slice of butter weights about 10g.

Does butter cause weight gain? How it affects your diet?

Extremely hight number of calories in butter puts this product at the top of hight calorific dairy. If you are on diet and you are looking for low-calorific dairy, butter seems to be a bad choice. It is easy to find something better among other dairy.

It is hard to find product with higher calories count in dairy. Similar energy amount have only such products as margarine.

You should consider that not only calories are important when you are on a diet. If butter contains nutrition you need than maybe you should add it to your daily menu anyway?

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tablespoon (12 g) has:

86kcal For burning these calories you have to:
Bike 12 min. Bike
Horse ride 16 min. Horse ride
Play tennis 8 min. Tennis
Run 9 min. Run
Swim 10 min. Swim
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Marcin Piotrowicz

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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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