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Cashew vs Mixed nuts - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cashew and Mixed nuts

  • Cashew is richer in Copper, Iron, Vitamin K, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1, yet Mixed nuts are richer in Vitamin E , Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Manganese.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Cashew is 143% higher.
  • Cashew contains 6 times more Vitamin K than Mixed nuts. Cashew contains 34.1µg of Vitamin K, while Mixed nuts contain 5.7µg.

Food types used in this article are Nuts, cashew nuts, raw and Nuts, mixed nuts, oil roasted, with peanuts, without salt added.

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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
Cashew
6
:
Contains more Iron +155.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.5%
Contains more Copper +142%
Contains more Zinc +72%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains more Calcium +216.2%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Equal in Potassium - 632
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 251% 12% 59% 209% 732% 158% 255% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 36% 56% 164% 303% 92% 196% 1%
Contains more Iron +155.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.5%
Contains more Copper +142%
Contains more Zinc +72%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Contains more Calcium +216.2%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Equal in Potassium - 632

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
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +123.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +498.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +768.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +625.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.9%
Contains more Folate +232%
Equal in Vitamin C - 0.5
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 0% 19% 0% 106% 14% 20% 52% 97% 0% 86% 19%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 157% 0% 48% 46% 145% 69% 82% 0% 15% 63%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +123.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +498.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +768.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +625.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.9%
Contains more Folate +232%
Equal in Vitamin C - 0.5

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
52
Mixed nuts
Mineral Summary Score
209
Cashew
118
Mixed nuts

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
120%
Mixed nuts
Carbohydrates
30%
Cashew
21%
Mixed nuts
Fats
202%
Cashew
249%
Mixed nuts

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 Mixed nuts
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cashew Mixed nuts
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.76g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.928g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cashew
Cashew is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cashew Mixed nuts Opinion
Calories 553 607 Mixed nuts
Protein 18.22 20.04 Mixed nuts
Fats 43.85 53.95 Mixed nuts
Vitamin C 0.5 0.5
Carbs 30.19 21.05 Cashew
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.68 2.61 Cashew
Calcium 37 117 Mixed nuts
Potassium 660 632 Cashew
Magnesium 292 229 Cashew
Sugar 5.91 4.15 Mixed nuts
Fiber 3.3 7 Mixed nuts
Copper 2.195 0.907 Cashew
Zinc 5.78 3.36 Cashew
Starch 23.49 4.2 Cashew
Phosphorus 593 456 Cashew
Sodium 12 5 Mixed nuts
Vitamin A 0 3 Mixed nuts
Vitamin E 0.9 7.82 Mixed nuts
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.423 0.189 Cashew
Vitamin B2 0.058 0.196 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B3 1.062 7.709 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B5 0.864 1.14 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B6 0.417 0.352 Cashew
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 34.1 5.7 Cashew
Folate 25 83 Mixed nuts
Trans Fat 0.055 Cashew
Saturated Fat 7.783 8.711 Cashew
Monounsaturated Fat 23.797 28.488 Mixed nuts
Polyunsaturated fat 7.845 14.612 Mixed nuts
Tryptophan 0.287 0.22 Cashew
Threonine 0.688 0.703 Mixed nuts
Isoleucine 0.789 0.826 Mixed nuts
Leucine 1.472 1.656 Mixed nuts
Lysine 0.928 0.782 Cashew
Methionine 0.362 0.283 Cashew
Phenylalanine 0.951 1.182 Mixed nuts
Valine 1.094 1.001 Cashew
Histidine 0.456 0.572 Mixed nuts
Fructose 0.05 0 Cashew

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. Mixed nuts - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170587/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.