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Cashew vs. Castanea crenata — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cashew and Castanea crenata different?

  • Cashew is higher in Copper, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Potassium, however, Castanea crenata is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Cashew is 181% higher.
  • Cashew contains 100 times more Saturated Fat than Castanea crenata. While Cashew contains 7.783g of Saturated Fat, Castanea crenata contains only 0.078g.

Nuts, cashew nuts, raw and Nuts, chestnuts, japanese, raw 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 +19.4%
Contains more Iron +360.7%
Contains more Magnesium +495.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +723.6%
Contains more Potassium +100.6%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Zinc +425.5%
Contains more Copper +290.6%
Equal in Manganese - 1.591
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 251% 209% 255% 59% 2% 158% 732% 216% 109%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 55% 35% 31% 30% 2% 30% 188% 208% 0%
Contains more Calcium +19.4%
Contains more Iron +360.7%
Contains more Magnesium +495.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +723.6%
Contains more Potassium +100.6%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Zinc +425.5%
Contains more Copper +290.6%
Equal in Manganese - 1.591

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.
Cashew
5
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +319.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +5160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.2%
Contains more Folate +88%
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% 19% 0% 2% 106% 14% 20% 52% 97% 19% 0% 0% 86%
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% 88% 86% 38% 29% 13% 66% 36% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +319.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +5160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.2%
Contains more Folate +88%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +709.8%
Contains more Fats +8173.6%
Contains more Other +182.2%
Contains more Carbs +15.6%
Contains more Water +1081%
18% 44% 30% 5% 3%
Protein: 18.22 g
Fats: 43.85 g
Carbs: 30.19 g
Water: 5.2 g
Other: 2.54 g
2% 35% 61%
Protein: 2.25 g
Fats: 0.53 g
Carbs: 34.91 g
Water: 61.41 g
Other: 0.9 g
Contains more Protein +709.8%
Contains more Fats +8173.6%
Contains more Other +182.2%
Contains more Carbs +15.6%
Contains more Water +1081%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +8460.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +5584.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -99%
20% 60% 20%
Saturated Fat: 7.783 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 23.797 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.845 g
16% 56% 28%
Saturated Fat: 0.078 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.278 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.138 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +8460.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +5584.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -99%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cashew Castanea crenata
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Castanea crenata Opinion
Net carbs 26.89g 34.91g Castanea crenata
Protein 18.22g 2.25g Cashew
Fats 43.85g 0.53g Cashew
Carbs 30.19g 34.91g Castanea crenata
Calories 553kcal 154kcal Cashew
Starch 23.49g Cashew
Fructose 0.05g Cashew
Sugar 5.91g Castanea crenata
Fiber 3.3g Cashew
Calcium 37mg 31mg Cashew
Iron 6.68mg 1.45mg Cashew
Magnesium 292mg 49mg Cashew
Phosphorus 593mg 72mg Cashew
Potassium 660mg 329mg Cashew
Sodium 12mg 14mg Cashew
Zinc 5.78mg 1.1mg Cashew
Copper 2.195mg 0.562mg Cashew
Manganese 1.655mg 1.591mg Cashew
Selenium 19.9µg Cashew
Vitamin A 0IU 37IU Castanea crenata
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Castanea crenata
Vitamin E 0.9mg Cashew
Vitamin C 0.5mg 26.3mg Castanea crenata
Vitamin B1 0.423mg 0.344mg Cashew
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.163mg Castanea crenata
Vitamin B3 1.062mg 1.5mg Castanea crenata
Vitamin B5 0.864mg 0.206mg Cashew
Vitamin B6 0.417mg 0.283mg Cashew
Folate 25µg 47µg Castanea crenata
Vitamin K 34.1µg Cashew
Tryptophan 0.287mg 0.032mg Cashew
Threonine 0.688mg 0.09mg Cashew
Isoleucine 0.789mg 0.111mg Cashew
Leucine 1.472mg 0.139mg Cashew
Lysine 0.928mg 0.147mg Cashew
Methionine 0.362mg 0.054mg Cashew
Phenylalanine 0.951mg 0.088mg Cashew
Valine 1.094mg 0.134mg Cashew
Histidine 0.456mg 0.056mg Cashew
Saturated Fat 7.783g 0.078g Castanea crenata
Monounsaturated Fat 23.797g 0.278g Cashew
Polyunsaturated fat 7.845g 0.138g Cashew

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cashew Castanea crenata
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
32%
Cashew
27%
Castanea crenata
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
200%
Cashew
59%
Castanea crenata

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Castanea crenata
Castanea crenata is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.91g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Castanea crenata
Castanea crenata is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.705g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Castanea crenata
Castanea crenata is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cashew
Cashew contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cashew
Cashew is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cashew
Cashew 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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170162/nutrients
  2. Castanea crenata - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169413/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.