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Almond vs Chestnut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Almond and Chestnut

  • Almond has more Vitamin B2, Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Calcium, and Vitamin B3, however Chestnut is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Almond's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 80% more.
  • Almond contains 12 times more Zinc than Chestnut. Almond contains 3.12mg of Zinc, while Chestnut contains 0.25mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Nuts, almonds and Nuts, chestnuts, european, boiled and steamed.

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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
Almond
8
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Contains more Iron +114.5%
Contains more Calcium +484.8%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Copper +118.4%
Contains more Zinc +1148%
Contains more Phosphorus +385.9%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Equal in Potassium - 715
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 140% 81% 65% 193% 344% 86% 207% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 65% 14% 64% 39% 158% 7% 43% 4%
Contains more Iron +114.5%
Contains more Calcium +484.8%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Copper +118.4%
Contains more Zinc +1148%
Contains more Phosphorus +385.9%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Equal in Potassium - 715

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
Almond
7
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +994.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +394.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.1%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +750%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 513% 0% 52% 263% 68% 29% 32% 0% 0% 33%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 89% 2% 0% 0% 37% 24% 14% 19% 54% 0% 0% 29%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +994.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +394.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.1%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +750%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.1%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
82
Almond
22
Chestnut
Mineral Summary Score
139
Almond
49
Chestnut

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 food.
Protein
127%
Almond
12%
Chestnut
Carbohydrates
22%
Almond
28%
Chestnut
Fats
230%
Almond
6%
Chestnut

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Almond Chestnut
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.35g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.542g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Almond
Almond contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Almond
Almond is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
Almond
Almond is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Almond
Almond is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Almond
Almond is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Almond Chestnut Opinion
Calories 579 131 Almond
Protein 21.15 2 Almond
Fats 49.93 1.38 Almond
Vitamin C 0 26.7 Chestnut
Carbs 21.55 27.76 Chestnut
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.71 1.73 Almond
Calcium 269 46 Almond
Potassium 733 715 Almond
Magnesium 270 54 Almond
Sugar 4.35 Chestnut
Fiber 12.5 Almond
Copper 1.031 0.472 Almond
Zinc 3.12 0.25 Almond
Starch 0.72 Almond
Phosphorus 481 99 Almond
Sodium 1 27 Almond
Vitamin A 2 17 Chestnut
Vitamin E 25.63 Almond
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.205 0.148 Almond
Vitamin B2 1.138 0.104 Almond
Vitamin B3 3.618 0.731 Almond
Vitamin B5 0.471 0.316 Almond
Vitamin B6 0.137 0.233 Chestnut
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Almond
Folate 44 38 Almond
Trans Fat 0.015 Chestnut
Saturated Fat 3.802 0.26 Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 31.551 0.476 Almond
Polyunsaturated fat 12.329 0.545 Almond
Tryptophan 0.211 0.022 Almond
Threonine 0.601 0.071 Almond
Isoleucine 0.751 0.079 Almond
Leucine 1.473 0.118 Almond
Lysine 0.568 0.118 Almond
Methionine 0.157 0.047 Almond
Phenylalanine 1.132 0.084 Almond
Valine 0.855 0.112 Almond
Histidine 0.539 0.055 Almond
Fructose 0.11 Almond

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Almond - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170567/nutrients
  2. Chestnut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170168/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.