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Almond vs Pistachio - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Almond
Almond is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Almond
Almond is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Almond
Almond is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.105g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Almond
Almond contains less Sugars (difference - 3.31g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Almond Pistachio
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Almond Pistachio
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
59
Almond
49
Pistachio
Mineral Summary Score
96
Almond
83
Pistachio

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Almond
3
:
Contains more Calcium +156.2%
Contains more Magnesium +123.1%
Contains more Zinc +41.8%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Copper +26.1%
Equal in Iron - 3.92
Equal in Phosphorus - 490
Equal in Sodium - 1
Contains more Calcium +156.2%
Contains more Magnesium +123.1%
Contains more Zinc +41.8%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Copper +26.1%
Equal in Iron - 3.92
Equal in Phosphorus - 490
Equal in Sodium - 1

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Almond
4
:
Contains more Vitamin E +796.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +611.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +25700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +324.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1140.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +796.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +611.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +25700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +324.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1140.9%

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
127%
Almond
121%
Pistachio
Carbohydrates
22%
Almond
27%
Pistachio
Fats
230%
Almond
209%
Pistachio

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Almond Pistachio Opinion
Calories 579 560 Almond
Protein 21.15 20.16 Almond
Fats 49.93 45.32 Almond
Vitamin C 0 5.6 Pistachio
Carbs 21.55 27.17 Pistachio
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.71 3.92 Pistachio
Calcium 269 105 Almond
Potassium 733 1025 Pistachio
Magnesium 270 121 Almond
Sugars 4.35 7.66 Pistachio
Fiber 12.5 10.6 Almond
Copper 1.031 1.3 Pistachio
Zinc 3.12 2.2 Almond
Starch 0.72 1.67 Pistachio
Phosphorus 481 490 Pistachio
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 2 516 Pistachio
Vitamin E 25.63 2.86 Almond
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.205 0.87 Pistachio
Vitamin B2 1.138 0.16 Almond
Vitamin B3 3.618 1.3 Almond
Vitamin B5 0.471 0.52 Pistachio
Vitamin B6 0.137 1.7 Pistachio
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Almond
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.015 0 Pistachio
Saturated Fat 3.802 5.907 Almond
Monounsaturated Fat 31.551 23.257 Almond
Polyunsaturated fat 12.329 14.38 Pistachio
Tryptophan 0.211 0.251 Pistachio
Threonine 0.601 0.684 Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.751 0.917 Pistachio
Leucine 1.473 1.604 Pistachio
Lysine 0.568 1.138 Pistachio
Methionine 0.157 0.36 Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.132 1.092 Almond
Valine 0.855 1.249 Pistachio
Histidine 0.539 0.512 Almond
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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