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Chestnut vs Cashew - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chestnut and Cashew different?

  • Chestnut is richer in Vitamin C, while Cashew is higher in Copper, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Manganese, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6.
  • Cashew covers your daily need of Copper 191% more than Chestnut.
  • Chestnut contains 53 times more Vitamin C than Cashew. Chestnut contains 26.7mg of Vitamin C, while Cashew contains 0.5mg.
  • Chestnut is lower in Saturated Fat.

Nuts, chestnuts, european, boiled and steamed and Nuts, cashew nuts, raw types were 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Cashew
Contains more Calcium +24.3%
Contains more Iron +286.1%
Contains more Magnesium +440.7%
Contains more Copper +365%
Contains more Zinc +2212%
Contains more Phosphorus +499%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Equal in Potassium - 660
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 65% 14% 64% 39% 158% 7% 43% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 251% 12% 59% 209% 732% 158% 255% 2%
Contains more Calcium +24.3%
Contains more Iron +286.1%
Contains more Magnesium +440.7%
Contains more Copper +365%
Contains more Zinc +2212%
Contains more Phosphorus +499%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Equal in Potassium - 660

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
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Cashew
Contains more Vitamin C +5240%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +79.3%
Contains more Folate +52%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 89% 2% 0% 0% 37% 24% 14% 19% 54% 0% 0% 29%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +5240%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +79.3%
Contains more Folate +52%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79%

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
22
Chestnut
34
Cashew
Mineral Summary Score
49
Chestnut
209
Cashew

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
12%
Chestnut
109%
Cashew
Carbohydrates
28%
Chestnut
30%
Cashew
Fats
6%
Chestnut
202%
Cashew

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

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Chestnut Cashew
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?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.91g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.523g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cashew
Cashew contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is cheaper?
Cashew
Cashew is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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 Chestnut Cashew Opinion
Calories 131 553 Cashew
Protein 2 18.22 Cashew
Fats 1.38 43.85 Cashew
Vitamin C 26.7 0.5 Chestnut
Carbs 27.76 30.19 Cashew
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.73 6.68 Cashew
Calcium 46 37 Chestnut
Potassium 715 660 Chestnut
Magnesium 54 292 Cashew
Sugar 5.91 Chestnut
Fiber 3.3 Cashew
Copper 0.472 2.195 Cashew
Zinc 0.25 5.78 Cashew
Starch 23.49 Cashew
Phosphorus 99 593 Cashew
Sodium 27 12 Cashew
Vitamin A 17 0 Chestnut
Vitamin E 0.9 Cashew
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.148 0.423 Cashew
Vitamin B2 0.104 0.058 Chestnut
Vitamin B3 0.731 1.062 Cashew
Vitamin B5 0.316 0.864 Cashew
Vitamin B6 0.233 0.417 Cashew
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 34.1 Cashew
Folate 38 25 Chestnut
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.26 7.783 Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 0.476 23.797 Cashew
Polyunsaturated fat 0.545 7.845 Cashew
Tryptophan 0.022 0.287 Cashew
Threonine 0.071 0.688 Cashew
Isoleucine 0.079 0.789 Cashew
Leucine 0.118 1.472 Cashew
Lysine 0.118 0.928 Cashew
Methionine 0.047 0.362 Cashew
Phenylalanine 0.084 0.951 Cashew
Valine 0.112 1.094 Cashew
Histidine 0.055 0.456 Cashew
Fructose 0.05 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. Chestnut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170168/nutrients
  2. Cashew - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170162/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.