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Pistachio vs Peanut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Pistachio
Pistachio is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.372g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Peanut
Peanut contains less Sugars (difference - 2.94g)
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)

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 Peanut
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars 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
Pistachio Peanut
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
47
Peanut
Mineral Summary Score
83
Pistachio
80
Peanut

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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Peanut
Contains more Calcium +14.1%
Contains more Potassium +45.4%
Contains more Copper +13.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Iron +16.8%
Contains more Magnesium +38.8%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Contains more Calcium +14.1%
Contains more Potassium +45.4%
Contains more Copper +13.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Iron +16.8%
Contains more Magnesium +38.8%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%

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
:
4
Peanut
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +388.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +828.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +239.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +388.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +828.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +239.8%

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
155%
Peanut
Carbohydrates
27%
Pistachio
16%
Peanut
Fats
209%
Pistachio
227%
Peanut

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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 Peanut Opinion
Calories 560 567 Peanut
Protein 20.16 25.8 Peanut
Fats 45.32 49.24 Peanut
Vitamin C 5.6 0 Pistachio
Carbs 27.17 16.13 Pistachio
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.92 4.58 Peanut
Calcium 105 92 Pistachio
Potassium 1025 705 Pistachio
Magnesium 121 168 Peanut
Sugars 7.66 4.72 Pistachio
Fiber 10.6 8.5 Pistachio
Copper 1.3 1.144 Pistachio
Zinc 2.2 3.27 Peanut
Starch 1.67 Pistachio
Phosphorus 490 376 Pistachio
Sodium 1 18 Pistachio
Vitamin A 516 0 Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86 8.33 Peanut
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.87 0.64 Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.16 0.135 Pistachio
Vitamin B3 1.3 12.066 Peanut
Vitamin B5 0.52 1.767 Peanut
Vitamin B6 1.7 0.348 Pistachio
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Peanut
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 5.907 6.279 Pistachio
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257 24.426 Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38 15.558 Peanut
Tryptophan 0.251 0.25 Pistachio
Threonine 0.684 0.883 Peanut
Isoleucine 0.917 0.907 Pistachio
Leucine 1.604 1.672 Peanut
Lysine 1.138 0.926 Pistachio
Methionine 0.36 0.317 Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092 1.377 Peanut
Valine 1.249 1.082 Pistachio
Histidine 0.512 0.652 Peanut
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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