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Hazelnut vs Cashew - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.319g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut contains less Sugars (difference - 1.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cashew
Cashew is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Cashew
Cashew is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
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.
Hazelnut Cashew
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Hazelnut 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
50
Hazelnut
29
Cashew
Mineral Summary Score
86
Hazelnut
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 +208.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +42.1%
Contains more Magnesium +79.1%
Contains more Copper +27.2%
Contains more Zinc +135.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.5%
Equal in Potassium - 660
Contains more Calcium +208.1%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +42.1%
Contains more Magnesium +79.1%
Contains more Copper +27.2%
Contains more Zinc +135.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.5%
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
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Cashew
Contains more Vitamin C +1160%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1570%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35%
Contains more Vitamin K +140.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.864
Contains more Vitamin C +1160%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1570%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35%
Contains more Vitamin K +140.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.864

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
90%
Hazelnut
109%
Cashew
Carbohydrates
17%
Hazelnut
30%
Cashew
Fats
280%
Hazelnut
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 Hazelnut Cashew Opinion
Calories 628 553 Hazelnut
Protein 14.95 18.22 Cashew
Fats 60.75 43.85 Hazelnut
Vitamin C 6.3 0.5 Hazelnut
Carbs 16.7 30.19 Cashew
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.7 6.68 Cashew
Calcium 114 37 Hazelnut
Potassium 680 660 Hazelnut
Magnesium 163 292 Cashew
Sugars 4.34 5.91 Cashew
Fiber 9.7 3.3 Hazelnut
Copper 1.725 2.195 Cashew
Zinc 2.45 5.78 Cashew
Starch 0.48 23.49 Cashew
Phosphorus 290 593 Cashew
Sodium 0 12 Hazelnut
Vitamin A 20 0 Hazelnut
Vitamin E 15.03 0.9 Hazelnut
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.643 0.423 Hazelnut
Vitamin B2 0.113 0.058 Hazelnut
Vitamin B3 1.8 1.062 Hazelnut
Vitamin B5 0.918 0.864 Hazelnut
Vitamin B6 0.563 0.417 Hazelnut
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.2 34.1 Cashew
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 4.464 7.783 Hazelnut
Monounsaturated Fat 45.652 23.797 Hazelnut
Polyunsaturated fat 7.92 7.845 Hazelnut
Tryptophan 0.193 0.287 Cashew
Threonine 0.497 0.688 Cashew
Isoleucine 0.545 0.789 Cashew
Leucine 1.063 1.472 Cashew
Lysine 0.42 0.928 Cashew
Methionine 0.221 0.362 Cashew
Phenylalanine 0.663 0.951 Cashew
Valine 0.701 1.094 Cashew
Histidine 0.432 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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