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Beechnuts vs. Pecan — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beechnuts and Pecan different?

  • Beechnuts are higher in Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B2, and Potassium, however, Pecan is richer in Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Pecan is 137% higher.
  • Beechnuts contain 5 times more Folate than Pecan. While Beechnuts contain 113µg of Folate, Pecan contains only 22µg.

Nuts, beechnuts, dried and Nuts, pecans are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Potassium +148%
Contains more Calcium +6900%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +1158.3%
Contains more Copper +79.1%
Contains more Manganese +235.6%
Equal in Iron - 2.53
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 22% 95% 87% 119% 37% 0% 124% 400% 587% 21%
Contains more Potassium +148%
Contains more Calcium +6900%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +1158.3%
Contains more Copper +79.1%
Contains more Manganese +235.6%
Equal in Iron - 2.53

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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Pecan
Contains more Vitamin C +1309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +185.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +225.7%
Contains more Folate +413.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.863
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 4% 28% 0% 4% 166% 30% 22% 52% 49% 17% 0% 23% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +1309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +185.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +225.7%
Contains more Folate +413.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.863

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +141.7%
Contains more Water +87.5%
Contains more Other +150%
Contains more Protein +47.9%
Contains more Fats +43.9%
6% 50% 34% 7% 4%
Protein: 6.2 g
Fats: 50 g
Carbs: 33.5 g
Water: 6.6 g
Other: 3.7 g
9% 72% 14% 4%
Protein: 9.17 g
Fats: 71.97 g
Carbs: 13.86 g
Water: 3.52 g
Other: 1.48 g
Contains more Carbs +141.7%
Contains more Water +87.5%
Contains more Other +150%
Contains more Protein +47.9%
Contains more Fats +43.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +86.4%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 6.18
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 21.614
12% 46% 42%
Saturated Fat: 5.719 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 21.892 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 20.089 g
9% 59% 32%
Saturated Fat: 6.18 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 40.801 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 21.614 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +86.4%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 6.18
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 21.614

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beechnuts Pecan Opinion
Net carbs 33.5g 4.26g Beechnuts
Protein 6.2g 9.17g Pecan
Fats 50g 71.97g Pecan
Carbs 33.5g 13.86g Beechnuts
Calories 576kcal 691kcal Pecan
Starch 0.46g Pecan
Fructose 0.04g Pecan
Sugar 3.97g Beechnuts
Fiber 9.6g Pecan
Calcium 1mg 70mg Pecan
Iron 2.46mg 2.53mg Pecan
Magnesium 0mg 121mg Pecan
Phosphorus 0mg 277mg Pecan
Potassium 1017mg 410mg Beechnuts
Sodium 38mg 0mg Pecan
Zinc 0.36mg 4.53mg Pecan
Copper 0.67mg 1.2mg Pecan
Manganese 1.341mg 4.5mg Pecan
Selenium 3.8µg Pecan
Vitamin A 0IU 56IU Pecan
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 3µg Pecan
Vitamin E 1.4mg Pecan
Vitamin C 15.5mg 1.1mg Beechnuts
Vitamin B1 0.304mg 0.66mg Pecan
Vitamin B2 0.371mg 0.13mg Beechnuts
Vitamin B3 0.877mg 1.167mg Pecan
Vitamin B5 0.925mg 0.863mg Beechnuts
Vitamin B6 0.684mg 0.21mg Beechnuts
Folate 113µg 22µg Beechnuts
Choline 40.5mg Pecan
Vitamin K 3.5µg Pecan
Tryptophan 0.069mg 0.093mg Pecan
Threonine 0.221mg 0.306mg Pecan
Isoleucine 0.245mg 0.336mg Pecan
Leucine 0.367mg 0.598mg Pecan
Lysine 0.367mg 0.287mg Beechnuts
Methionine 0.146mg 0.183mg Pecan
Phenylalanine 0.262mg 0.426mg Pecan
Valine 0.346mg 0.411mg Pecan
Histidine 0.172mg 0.262mg Pecan
Saturated Fat 5.719g 6.18g Beechnuts
Monounsaturated Fat 21.892g 40.801g Pecan
Polyunsaturated fat 20.089g 21.614g Pecan

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
31%
Pecan
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
60%
Beechnuts
149%
Pecan

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pecan
Pecan is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pecan
Pecan contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beechnuts
Beechnuts is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.97g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beechnuts
Beechnuts is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.461g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beechnuts
Beechnuts is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Beechnuts
Beechnuts is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Pecan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170182/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.