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Pecan vs Pistachio - 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.
Pecan Pistachio
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
Pecan Pistachio
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
23
Pecan
49
Pistachio
Mineral Summary Score
68
Pecan
83
Pistachio

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
Pecan
2
:
Contains more Zinc +105.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +54.9%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 121
Equal in Copper - 1.3
Contains more Zinc +105.9%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +54.9%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 121
Equal in Copper - 1.3

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
Pecan
2
:
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%
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%

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
55%
Pecan
121%
Pistachio
Carbohydrates
14%
Pecan
27%
Pistachio
Fats
332%
Pecan
209%
Pistachio

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