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Walnut vs Pecan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Walnut
Walnut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Walnut
Walnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.053999999999999g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Walnut
Walnut contains less Sugars (difference - 1.36g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pecan
Pecan is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pecan
Pecan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pecan
Pecan contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
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.
Walnut Pecan
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Walnut 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
20
Walnut
23
Pecan
Mineral Summary Score
80
Walnut
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
Walnut
6
:
2
Pecan
Contains more Iron +15%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Magnesium +30.6%
Contains more Copper +32.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.9%
Contains more Zinc +46.6%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Potassium - 410
Contains more Iron +15%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Magnesium +30.6%
Contains more Copper +32.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.9%
Contains more Zinc +46.6%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Potassium - 410

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
Walnut
3
:
6
Pecan
Contains more Vitamin C +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +155.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +180%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +29.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.167
Contains more Vitamin C +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +155.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +180%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +29.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.167

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
91%
Walnut
55%
Pecan
Carbohydrates
14%
Walnut
14%
Pecan
Fats
301%
Walnut
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 Walnut Pecan Opinion
Calories 654 691 Pecan
Protein 15.23 9.17 Walnut
Fats 65.21 71.97 Pecan
Vitamin C 1.3 1.1 Walnut
Carbs 13.71 13.86 Pecan
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.91 2.53 Walnut
Calcium 98 70 Walnut
Potassium 441 410 Walnut
Magnesium 158 121 Walnut
Sugars 2.61 3.97 Pecan
Fiber 6.7 9.6 Pecan
Copper 1.586 1.2 Walnut
Zinc 3.09 4.53 Pecan
Starch 0.06 0.46 Pecan
Phosphorus 346 277 Walnut
Sodium 2 0 Pecan
Vitamin A 20 56 Pecan
Vitamin E 0.7 1.4 Pecan
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.341 0.66 Pecan
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.13 Walnut
Vitamin B3 1.125 1.167 Pecan
Vitamin B5 0.57 0.863 Pecan
Vitamin B6 0.537 0.21 Walnut
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.7 3.5 Pecan
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.126 6.18 Walnut
Monounsaturated Fat 8.933 40.801 Pecan
Polyunsaturated fat 47.174 21.614 Walnut
Tryptophan 0.17 0.093 Walnut
Threonine 0.596 0.306 Walnut
Isoleucine 0.625 0.336 Walnut
Leucine 1.17 0.598 Walnut
Lysine 0.424 0.287 Walnut
Methionine 0.236 0.183 Walnut
Phenylalanine 0.711 0.426 Walnut
Valine 0.753 0.411 Walnut
Histidine 0.391 0.262 Walnut
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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