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Cashew vs Macaroon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cashew and Macaroon?

  • Cashew has more Copper, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, and Selenium than Macaroon.
  • Cashew's daily need coverage for Copper is 214% higher.
  • Macaroon has 31 times less Vitamin K than Cashew. Cashew has 34.1µg of Vitamin K, while Macaroon has 1.1µg.
  • Cashew is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Nuts, cashew nuts, raw and Cookies, coconut macaroon types in this comparison.

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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 +640%
Contains more Iron +714.6%
Contains more Magnesium +906.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +772.1%
Contains more Potassium +436.6%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Zinc +691.8%
Contains more Copper +716%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 251% 209% 255% 59% 2% 158% 732%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 31% 21% 30% 11% 32% 20% 90%
Contains more Calcium +640%
Contains more Iron +714.6%
Contains more Magnesium +906.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +772.1%
Contains more Potassium +436.6%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Zinc +691.8%
Contains more Copper +716%

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
Cashew
8
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Contains more Vitamin E +373.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2015%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +382.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +334.4%
Contains more Folate +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +3000%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.06
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 19% 0% 2% 106% 14% 20% 52% 97% 19% 0% 86%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 5% 14% 5% 0% 23% 3% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin E +373.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2015%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +382.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +334.4%
Contains more Folate +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +3000%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.06

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.
Cashew Macaroon
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cashew Macaroon Opinion
Net carbs 26.89g 56.12g Macaroon
Protein 18.22g 3.02g Cashew
Fats 43.85g 22.55g Cashew
Carbs 30.19g 61.22g Macaroon
Calories 553kcal 460kcal Cashew
Starch 23.49g g Cashew
Fructose 0.05g g Cashew
Sugar 5.91g 45.16g Cashew
Fiber 3.3g 5.1g Macaroon
Calcium 37mg 5mg Cashew
Iron 6.68mg 0.82mg Cashew
Magnesium 292mg 29mg Cashew
Phosphorus 593mg 68mg Cashew
Potassium 660mg 123mg Cashew
Sodium 12mg 241mg Cashew
Zinc 5.78mg 0.73mg Cashew
Copper 2.195mg 0.269mg Cashew
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.9mg 0.19mg Cashew
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.5mg 0mg Cashew
Vitamin B1 0.423mg 0.02mg Cashew
Vitamin B2 0.058mg 0.06mg Macaroon
Vitamin B3 1.062mg 0.22mg Cashew
Vitamin B5 0.864mg mg Cashew
Vitamin B6 0.417mg 0.096mg Cashew
Folate 25µg 3µg Cashew
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 34.1µg 1.1µg Cashew
Tryptophan 0.287mg mg Cashew
Threonine 0.688mg mg Cashew
Isoleucine 0.789mg mg Cashew
Leucine 1.472mg mg Cashew
Lysine 0.928mg mg Cashew
Methionine 0.362mg mg Cashew
Phenylalanine 0.951mg mg Cashew
Valine 1.094mg mg Cashew
Histidine 0.456mg mg Cashew
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 7.783g 20.099g Cashew
Monounsaturated Fat 23.797g 1.61g Cashew
Polyunsaturated fat 7.845g 0.81g Cashew

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cashew Macaroon
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
34
Cashew
4
Macaroon
Mineral Summary Score
209
Cashew
29
Macaroon

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
109%
Cashew
18%
Macaroon
Carbohydrates
30%
Cashew
61%
Macaroon
Fats
202%
Cashew
104%
Macaroon

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Macaroon
Macaroon is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in Sugar (difference - 39.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cashew
Cashew contains less Sodium (difference - 229mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.316g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cashew
Cashew is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cashew
Cashew 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. Cashew - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170162/nutrients
  2. Macaroon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171847/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.