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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
Contains more Calcium +484.8%
Contains more Iron +114.5%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +385.9%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Zinc +1148%
Contains more Copper +118.4%
Equal in Potassium - 715
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 81% 140% 193% 207% 65% 1% 86% 344%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 65% 39% 43% 64% 4% 7% 158%
Contains more Calcium +484.8%
Contains more Iron +114.5%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +385.9%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Zinc +1148%
Contains more Copper +118.4%
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 A +750%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 513% 0% 0% 52% 263% 68% 29% 32% 33% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 89% 37% 24% 14% 19% 54% 29% 0% 0%
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 A +750%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Almond Chestnut Opinion
Net carbs 9.05g 27.76g Chestnut
Protein 21.15g 2g Almond
Fats 49.93g 1.38g Almond
Carbs 21.55g 27.76g Chestnut
Calories 579kcal 131kcal Almond
Starch 0.72g g Almond
Fructose 0.11g g Almond
Sugar 4.35g g Chestnut
Fiber 12.5g g Almond
Calcium 269mg 46mg Almond
Iron 3.71mg 1.73mg Almond
Magnesium 270mg 54mg Almond
Phosphorus 481mg 99mg Almond
Potassium 733mg 715mg Almond
Sodium 1mg 27mg Almond
Zinc 3.12mg 0.25mg Almond
Copper 1.031mg 0.472mg Almond
Vitamin A 2IU 17IU Chestnut
Vitamin E 25.63mg mg Almond
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 26.7mg Chestnut
Vitamin B1 0.205mg 0.148mg Almond
Vitamin B2 1.138mg 0.104mg Almond
Vitamin B3 3.618mg 0.731mg Almond
Vitamin B5 0.471mg 0.316mg Almond
Vitamin B6 0.137mg 0.233mg Chestnut
Folate 44µg 38µg Almond
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Almond
Tryptophan 0.211mg 0.022mg Almond
Threonine 0.601mg 0.071mg Almond
Isoleucine 0.751mg 0.079mg Almond
Leucine 1.473mg 0.118mg Almond
Lysine 0.568mg 0.118mg Almond
Methionine 0.157mg 0.047mg Almond
Phenylalanine 1.132mg 0.084mg Almond
Valine 0.855mg 0.112mg Almond
Histidine 0.539mg 0.055mg Almond
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.015g g Chestnut
Saturated Fat 3.802g 0.26g Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 31.551g 0.476g Almond
Polyunsaturated fat 12.329g 0.545g Almond

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Almond Chestnut
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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

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)

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.