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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
Contains more Calcium +24.3%
Contains more Iron +286.1%
Contains more Magnesium +440.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +499%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +2212%
Contains more Copper +365%
Equal in Potassium - 660
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 65% 39% 43% 64% 4% 7% 158%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 251% 209% 255% 59% 2% 158% 732%
Contains more Calcium +24.3%
Contains more Iron +286.1%
Contains more Magnesium +440.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +499%
Contains less Sodium -55.6%
Contains more Zinc +2212%
Contains more Copper +365%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +5240%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 89% 37% 24% 14% 19% 54% 29% 0% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +5240%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chestnut Cashew Opinion
Net carbs 27.76g 26.89g Chestnut
Protein 2g 18.22g Cashew
Fats 1.38g 43.85g Cashew
Carbs 27.76g 30.19g Cashew
Calories 131kcal 553kcal Cashew
Starch g 23.49g Cashew
Fructose g 0.05g Cashew
Sugar g 5.91g Chestnut
Fiber g 3.3g Cashew
Calcium 46mg 37mg Chestnut
Iron 1.73mg 6.68mg Cashew
Magnesium 54mg 292mg Cashew
Phosphorus 99mg 593mg Cashew
Potassium 715mg 660mg Chestnut
Sodium 27mg 12mg Cashew
Zinc 0.25mg 5.78mg Cashew
Copper 0.472mg 2.195mg Cashew
Vitamin A 17IU 0IU Chestnut
Vitamin E mg 0.9mg Cashew
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 26.7mg 0.5mg Chestnut
Vitamin B1 0.148mg 0.423mg Cashew
Vitamin B2 0.104mg 0.058mg Chestnut
Vitamin B3 0.731mg 1.062mg Cashew
Vitamin B5 0.316mg 0.864mg Cashew
Vitamin B6 0.233mg 0.417mg Cashew
Folate 38µg 25µg Chestnut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 34.1µg Cashew
Tryptophan 0.022mg 0.287mg Cashew
Threonine 0.071mg 0.688mg Cashew
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.789mg Cashew
Leucine 0.118mg 1.472mg Cashew
Lysine 0.118mg 0.928mg Cashew
Methionine 0.047mg 0.362mg Cashew
Phenylalanine 0.084mg 0.951mg Cashew
Valine 0.112mg 1.094mg Cashew
Histidine 0.055mg 0.456mg Cashew
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.26g 7.783g Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 0.476g 23.797g Cashew
Polyunsaturated fat 0.545g 7.845g Cashew

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chestnut Cashew
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
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

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.

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.