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Pistachio vs Almond - 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.
Pistachio Almond
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
Pistachio Almond
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
49
Pistachio
59
Almond
Mineral Summary Score
83
Pistachio
96
Almond

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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Almond
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Copper +26.1%
Contains more Calcium +156.2%
Contains more Magnesium +123.1%
Contains more Zinc +41.8%
Equal in Iron - 3.71
Equal in Phosphorus - 481
Equal in Sodium - 1
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Copper +26.1%
Contains more Calcium +156.2%
Contains more Magnesium +123.1%
Contains more Zinc +41.8%
Equal in Iron - 3.71
Equal in Phosphorus - 481
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
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4
Almond
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%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.471
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%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.471

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
121%
Pistachio
127%
Almond
Carbohydrates
27%
Pistachio
22%
Almond
Fats
209%
Pistachio
230%
Almond

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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 Pistachio Almond Opinion
Calories 560 579 Almond
Protein 20.16 21.15 Almond
Fats 45.32 49.93 Almond
Vitamin C 5.6 0 Pistachio
Carbs 27.17 21.55 Pistachio
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.92 3.71 Pistachio
Calcium 105 269 Almond
Potassium 1025 733 Pistachio
Magnesium 121 270 Almond
Sugars 7.66 4.35 Pistachio
Fiber 10.6 12.5 Almond
Copper 1.3 1.031 Pistachio
Zinc 2.2 3.12 Almond
Starch 1.67 0.72 Pistachio
Phosphorus 490 481 Pistachio
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 516 2 Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86 25.63 Almond
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.87 0.205 Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.16 1.138 Almond
Vitamin B3 1.3 3.618 Almond
Vitamin B5 0.52 0.471 Pistachio
Vitamin B6 1.7 0.137 Pistachio
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Almond
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0.015 Pistachio
Saturated Fat 5.907 3.802 Almond
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257 31.551 Almond
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38 12.329 Pistachio
Tryptophan 0.251 0.211 Pistachio
Threonine 0.684 0.601 Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.917 0.751 Pistachio
Leucine 1.604 1.473 Pistachio
Lysine 1.138 0.568 Pistachio
Methionine 0.36 0.157 Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092 1.132 Almond
Valine 1.249 0.855 Pistachio
Histidine 0.512 0.539 Almond
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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