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Pistachio vs Macadamia - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.154g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pistachio
Pistachio is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pistachio
Pistachio is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Macadamia
Macadamia contains less Sugars (difference - 3.09g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Macadamia
Macadamia is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Macadamia
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pistachio Macadamia
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
32
Macadamia
Mineral Summary Score
83
Pistachio
52
Macadamia

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
:
Contains more Calcium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +160.6%
Contains more Potassium +178.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +69.2%
Contains more Copper +72%
Equal in Iron - 3.69
Equal in Magnesium - 130
Contains more Calcium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +160.6%
Contains more Potassium +178.5%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +69.2%
Contains more Copper +72%
Equal in Iron - 3.69
Equal in Magnesium - 130

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +429.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +518.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.162
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +429.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +518.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.162

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
47%
Macadamia
Carbohydrates
27%
Pistachio
14%
Macadamia
Fats
209%
Pistachio
350%
Macadamia

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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 Macadamia Opinion
Protein 20.16 7.91 Pistachio
Fats 45.32 75.77 Macadamia
Carbs 27.17 13.82 Pistachio
Calories 560 718 Macadamia
Starch 1.67 1.05 Pistachio
Sugars 7.66 4.57 Pistachio
Fiber 10.6 8.6 Pistachio
Calcium 105 85 Pistachio
Iron 3.92 3.69 Pistachio
Magnesium 121 130 Macadamia
Phosphorus 490 188 Pistachio
Potassium 1025 368 Pistachio
Sodium 1 5 Pistachio
Zinc 2.2 1.3 Pistachio
Copper 1.3 0.756 Pistachio
Vitamin A 516 0 Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86 0.54 Pistachio
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin C 5.6 1.2 Pistachio
Vitamin B1 0.87 1.195 Macadamia
Vitamin B2 0.16 0.162 Macadamia
Vitamin B3 1.3 2.473 Macadamia
Vitamin B5 0.52 0.758 Macadamia
Vitamin B6 1.7 0.275 Pistachio
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Tryptophan 0.251 0.067 Pistachio
Threonine 0.684 0.37 Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.917 0.314 Pistachio
Leucine 1.604 0.602 Pistachio
Lysine 1.138 0.018 Pistachio
Methionine 0.36 0.023 Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092 0.665 Pistachio
Valine 1.249 0.363 Pistachio
Histidine 0.512 0.195 Pistachio
Cholesterol 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Macadamia
Saturated Fat 5.907 12.061 Pistachio
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257 58.877 Macadamia
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38 1.502 Pistachio
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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