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Beechnuts vs. Acorns — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Beechnuts and Acorns

  • Beechnuts are higher in Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Folate, yet Acorns are higher in Magnesium, and Phosphorus.
  • Beechnuts covers your daily Iron needs 21% more than Acorns.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Acorns are lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Nuts, beechnuts, dried and Nuts, acorns, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +211.4%
Contains more Potassium +88.7%
Contains more Calcium +4000%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.621
Equal in Manganese - 1.337
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 93% 0% 0% 90% 5% 10% 224% 175% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 30% 45% 34% 48% 0% 14% 207% 175% 0%
Contains more Iron +211.4%
Contains more Potassium +88.7%
Contains more Calcium +4000%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +41.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.621
Equal in Manganese - 1.337

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Acorns
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +214.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.5%
Contains more Folate +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 52% 76% 86% 17% 56% 158% 85% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 28% 28% 35% 43% 122% 66% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +214.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.5%
Contains more Folate +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +109.6%
Contains more Other +176.1%
Contains more Carbs +21.6%
Contains more Water +322.7%
Equal in Protein - 6.15
6% 50% 34% 7% 4%
Protein: 6.2 g
Fats: 50 g
Carbs: 33.5 g
Water: 6.6 g
Other: 3.7 g
6% 24% 41% 28%
Protein: 6.15 g
Fats: 23.86 g
Carbs: 40.75 g
Water: 27.9 g
Other: 1.34 g
Contains more Fats +109.6%
Contains more Other +176.1%
Contains more Carbs +21.6%
Contains more Water +322.7%
Equal in Protein - 6.15

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +44.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +337.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -45.8%
12% 46% 42%
Saturated Fat: 5.719 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 21.892 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 20.089 g
14% 66% 20%
Saturated Fat: 3.102 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 15.109 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.596 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +44.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +337.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -45.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Beechnuts Acorns
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beechnuts Acorns Opinion
Net carbs 33.5g 40.75g Acorns
Protein 6.2g 6.15g Beechnuts
Fats 50g 23.86g Beechnuts
Carbs 33.5g 40.75g Acorns
Calories 576kcal 387kcal Beechnuts
Calcium 1mg 41mg Acorns
Iron 2.46mg 0.79mg Beechnuts
Magnesium 0mg 62mg Acorns
Phosphorus 0mg 79mg Acorns
Potassium 1017mg 539mg Beechnuts
Sodium 38mg 0mg Acorns
Zinc 0.36mg 0.51mg Acorns
Copper 0.67mg 0.621mg Beechnuts
Manganese 1.341mg 1.337mg Beechnuts
Vitamin A 0IU 39IU Acorns
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Acorns
Vitamin C 15.5mg 0mg Beechnuts
Vitamin B1 0.304mg 0.112mg Beechnuts
Vitamin B2 0.371mg 0.118mg Beechnuts
Vitamin B3 0.877mg 1.827mg Acorns
Vitamin B5 0.925mg 0.715mg Beechnuts
Vitamin B6 0.684mg 0.528mg Beechnuts
Folate 113µg 87µg Beechnuts
Tryptophan 0.069mg 0.074mg Acorns
Threonine 0.221mg 0.236mg Acorns
Isoleucine 0.245mg 0.285mg Acorns
Leucine 0.367mg 0.489mg Acorns
Lysine 0.367mg 0.384mg Acorns
Methionine 0.146mg 0.103mg Beechnuts
Phenylalanine 0.262mg 0.269mg Acorns
Valine 0.346mg 0.345mg Beechnuts
Histidine 0.172mg 0.17mg Beechnuts
Saturated Fat 5.719g 3.102g Acorns
Monounsaturated Fat 21.892g 15.109g Beechnuts
Polyunsaturated fat 20.089g 4.596g Beechnuts

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beechnuts Acorns
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Beechnuts
25%
Acorns
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
60%
Beechnuts
56%
Acorns

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beechnuts
Beechnuts is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Acorns
Acorns contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Acorns
Acorns is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.617g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beechnuts - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170161/nutrients
  2. Acorns - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170157/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.