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Pistachio vs Pecan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pistachio
Pistachio is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pistachio
Pistachio is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Pistachio
Pistachio is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.273g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pecan
Pecan contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pecan
Pecan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pecan
Pecan contains less Sugars (difference - 3.69g)
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 Pecan
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pistachio Pecan
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
23
Pecan
Mineral Summary Score
83
Pistachio
68
Pecan

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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Pecan
Contains more Iron +54.9%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.9%
Contains more Zinc +105.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 121
Equal in Copper - 1.2
Contains more Iron +54.9%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.9%
Contains more Zinc +105.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 121
Equal in Copper - 1.2

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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Pecan
Contains more Vitamin C +409.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +821.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +104.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +709.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66%
Contains more Vitamin C +409.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +821.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +104.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +709.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66%

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
55%
Pecan
Carbohydrates
27%
Pistachio
14%
Pecan
Fats
209%
Pistachio
332%
Pecan

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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 Pecan Opinion
Calories 560 691 Pecan
Protein 20.16 9.17 Pistachio
Fats 45.32 71.97 Pecan
Vitamin C 5.6 1.1 Pistachio
Carbs 27.17 13.86 Pistachio
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.92 2.53 Pistachio
Calcium 105 70 Pistachio
Potassium 1025 410 Pistachio
Magnesium 121 121
Sugars 7.66 3.97 Pistachio
Fiber 10.6 9.6 Pistachio
Copper 1.3 1.2 Pistachio
Zinc 2.2 4.53 Pecan
Starch 1.67 0.46 Pistachio
Phosphorus 490 277 Pistachio
Sodium 1 0 Pecan
Vitamin A 516 56 Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86 1.4 Pistachio
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.87 0.66 Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.16 0.13 Pistachio
Vitamin B3 1.3 1.167 Pistachio
Vitamin B5 0.52 0.863 Pecan
Vitamin B6 1.7 0.21 Pistachio
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.5 Pecan
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Pecan
Saturated Fat 5.907 6.18 Pistachio
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257 40.801 Pecan
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38 21.614 Pecan
Tryptophan 0.251 0.093 Pistachio
Threonine 0.684 0.306 Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.917 0.336 Pistachio
Leucine 1.604 0.598 Pistachio
Lysine 1.138 0.287 Pistachio
Methionine 0.36 0.183 Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092 0.426 Pistachio
Valine 1.249 0.411 Pistachio
Histidine 0.512 0.262 Pistachio
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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