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Cashew butter vs. Chestnut — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cashew butter and Chestnut different?

  • Cashew butter is higher in Copper, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, and Magnesium, however, Chestnut is richer in Vitamin C, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Cashew butter is 143% higher.
  • Cashew butter contains 41 times more Saturated Fat than Chestnut. While Cashew butter contains 10.606g of Saturated Fat, Chestnut contains only 0.26g.

Nuts, cashew butter, plain, with salt added and Nuts, chestnuts, european, boiled and steamed 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 Calcium +32.6%
Contains more Iron +183.8%
Contains more Magnesium +281.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +291.9%
Contains more Zinc +1672%
Contains more Copper +272.5%
Contains more Potassium +60%
Contains less Sodium -90.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 19% 185% 148% 167% 40% 39% 121% 586% 0% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 65% 39% 43% 64% 4% 7% 158% 112% 0%
Contains more Calcium +32.6%
Contains more Iron +183.8%
Contains more Magnesium +281.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +291.9%
Contains more Zinc +1672%
Contains more Copper +272.5%
Contains more Potassium +60%
Contains less Sodium -90.8%

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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Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.6%
Contains more Folate +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.148
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% 102% 0% 0% 40% 37% 21% 0% 47% 42% 0% 27% 76%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 89% 37% 24% 14% 19% 54% 29% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.6%
Contains more Folate +44.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.148

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +506%
Contains more Fats +3742.8%
Contains more Other +211.3%
Contains more Water +2812.4%
Equal in Carbs - 27.76
12% 53% 30% 2% 2%
Protein: 12.12 g
Fats: 53.03 g
Carbs: 30.3 g
Water: 2.34 g
Other: 2.21 g
2% 28% 68%
Protein: 2 g
Fats: 1.38 g
Carbs: 27.76 g
Water: 68.15 g
Other: 0.71 g
Contains more Protein +506%
Contains more Fats +3742.8%
Contains more Other +211.3%
Contains more Water +2812.4%
Equal in Carbs - 27.76

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +5511.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2353.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.5%
21% 53% 26%
Saturated Fat: 10.606 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 26.709 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 13.371 g
20% 37% 43%
Saturated Fat: 0.26 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.476 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.545 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +5511.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2353.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cashew butter Chestnut Opinion
Net carbs 27.3g 27.76g Chestnut
Protein 12.12g 2g Cashew butter
Fats 53.03g 1.38g Cashew butter
Carbs 30.3g 27.76g Cashew butter
Calories 609kcal 131kcal Cashew butter
Sugar 9.09g Chestnut
Fiber 3g Cashew butter
Calcium 61mg 46mg Cashew butter
Iron 4.91mg 1.73mg Cashew butter
Magnesium 206mg 54mg Cashew butter
Phosphorus 388mg 99mg Cashew butter
Potassium 447mg 715mg Chestnut
Sodium 295mg 27mg Chestnut
Zinc 4.43mg 0.25mg Cashew butter
Copper 1.758mg 0.472mg Cashew butter
Manganese 0.854mg Chestnut
Selenium 9.3µg Cashew butter
Vitamin A 0IU 17IU Chestnut
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1µg Chestnut
Vitamin E 5.08mg Cashew butter
Vitamin C 0mg 26.7mg Chestnut
Vitamin B1 0.158mg 0.148mg Cashew butter
Vitamin B2 0.159mg 0.104mg Cashew butter
Vitamin B3 1.108mg 0.731mg Cashew butter
Vitamin B5 0.316mg Chestnut
Vitamin B6 0.203mg 0.233mg Chestnut
Folate 55µg 38µg Cashew butter
Choline 48.3mg Cashew butter
Vitamin K 30.3µg Cashew butter
Tryptophan 0.162mg 0.022mg Cashew butter
Threonine 0.388mg 0.071mg Cashew butter
Isoleucine 0.445mg 0.079mg Cashew butter
Leucine 0.831mg 0.118mg Cashew butter
Lysine 0.523mg 0.118mg Cashew butter
Methionine 0.204mg 0.047mg Cashew butter
Phenylalanine 0.537mg 0.084mg Cashew butter
Valine 0.617mg 0.112mg Cashew butter
Histidine 0.257mg 0.055mg Cashew butter
Saturated Fat 10.606g 0.26g Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 26.709g 0.476g Cashew butter
Polyunsaturated fat 13.371g 0.545g Cashew butter

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cashew butter Chestnut
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
30%
Cashew butter
20%
Chestnut
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
135%
Cashew butter
50%
Chestnut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chestnut
Chestnut contains less Sodium (difference - 268mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.346g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cashew butter
Cashew butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
Cashew butter
Cashew butter is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cashew butter
Cashew butter is relatively richer in minerals
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. Cashew butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168597/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.