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Chestnut vs Cashew - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Chestnut
Chestnut contains less Sugars (difference - 5.91g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.523g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cashew
Cashew is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cashew
Cashew contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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)

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.
Chestnut Cashew
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chestnut Cashew
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
20
Chestnut
29
Cashew
Mineral Summary Score
32
Chestnut
128
Cashew

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
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Cashew
Contains more Calcium +24.3%
Contains more Iron +286.1%
Contains more Magnesium +440.7%
Contains more Copper +365%
Contains more Zinc +2212%
Contains more Phosphorus +499%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Equal in Potassium - 660
Contains more Calcium +24.3%
Contains more Iron +286.1%
Contains more Magnesium +440.7%
Contains more Copper +365%
Contains more Zinc +2212%
Contains more Phosphorus +499%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Equal in Potassium - 660

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
:
6
Cashew
Contains more Vitamin C +5240%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +79.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79%
Contains more Vitamin C +5240%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +79.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79%

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
12%
Chestnut
109%
Cashew
Carbohydrates
28%
Chestnut
30%
Cashew
Fats
6%
Chestnut
202%
Cashew

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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 Chestnut Cashew Opinion
Calories 131 553 Cashew
Protein 2 18.22 Cashew
Fats 1.38 43.85 Cashew
Vitamin C 26.7 0.5 Chestnut
Carbs 27.76 30.19 Cashew
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.73 6.68 Cashew
Calcium 46 37 Chestnut
Potassium 715 660 Chestnut
Magnesium 54 292 Cashew
Sugars 5.91 Cashew
Fiber 3.3 Cashew
Copper 0.472 2.195 Cashew
Zinc 0.25 5.78 Cashew
Starch 23.49 Cashew
Phosphorus 99 593 Cashew
Sodium 27 12 Cashew
Vitamin A 17 0 Chestnut
Vitamin E 0.9 Cashew
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.148 0.423 Cashew
Vitamin B2 0.104 0.058 Chestnut
Vitamin B3 0.731 1.062 Cashew
Vitamin B5 0.316 0.864 Cashew
Vitamin B6 0.233 0.417 Cashew
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 34.1 Cashew
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.26 7.783 Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 0.476 23.797 Cashew
Polyunsaturated fat 0.545 7.845 Cashew
Tryptophan 0.022 0.287 Cashew
Threonine 0.071 0.688 Cashew
Isoleucine 0.079 0.789 Cashew
Leucine 0.118 1.472 Cashew
Lysine 0.118 0.928 Cashew
Methionine 0.047 0.362 Cashew
Phenylalanine 0.084 0.951 Cashew
Valine 0.112 1.094 Cashew
Histidine 0.055 0.456 Cashew
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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