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Chestnut vs Brazil nut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chestnut and Brazil nut different?

  • Chestnut is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Brazil nut is richer in Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Manganese, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Brazil nut is 141% higher.
  • Chestnut contains 38 times more Vitamin C than Brazil nut. While Chestnut contains 26.7mg of Vitamin C, Brazil nut contains only 0.7mg.
  • Chestnut has less Saturated Fat.

Nuts, chestnuts, european, boiled and steamed and Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +247.8%
Contains more Iron +40.5%
Contains more Magnesium +596.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +632.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +1524%
Contains more Copper +269.3%
Equal in Potassium - 659
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 65% 39% 43% 64% 4% 7% 158%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 48% 92% 269% 311% 59% 1% 111% 581%
Contains more Calcium +247.8%
Contains more Iron +40.5%
Contains more Magnesium +596.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +632.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +1524%
Contains more Copper +269.3%
Equal in Potassium - 659

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +3714.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.7%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +316.9%
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% 114% 0% 3% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 17% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +3714.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.7%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +316.9%

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 Brazil nut
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chestnut Brazil nut Opinion
Net carbs 27.76g 4.24g Chestnut
Protein 2g 14.32g Brazil nut
Fats 1.38g 67.1g Brazil nut
Carbs 27.76g 11.74g Chestnut
Calories 131kcal 659kcal Brazil nut
Starch g 0.25g Brazil nut
Fructose g 0g Brazil nut
Sugar g 2.33g Chestnut
Fiber g 7.5g Brazil nut
Calcium 46mg 160mg Brazil nut
Iron 1.73mg 2.43mg Brazil nut
Magnesium 54mg 376mg Brazil nut
Phosphorus 99mg 725mg Brazil nut
Potassium 715mg 659mg Chestnut
Sodium 27mg 3mg Brazil nut
Zinc 0.25mg 4.06mg Brazil nut
Copper 0.472mg 1.743mg Brazil nut
Vitamin A 17IU 0IU Chestnut
Vitamin E mg 5.65mg Brazil nut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 26.7mg 0.7mg Chestnut
Vitamin B1 0.148mg 0.617mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B2 0.104mg 0.035mg Chestnut
Vitamin B3 0.731mg 0.295mg Chestnut
Vitamin B5 0.316mg 0.184mg Chestnut
Vitamin B6 0.233mg 0.101mg Chestnut
Folate 38µg 22µg Chestnut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Brazil nut
Tryptophan 0.022mg 0.135mg Brazil nut
Threonine 0.071mg 0.365mg Brazil nut
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.518mg Brazil nut
Leucine 0.118mg 1.19mg Brazil nut
Lysine 0.118mg 0.49mg Brazil nut
Methionine 0.047mg 1.124mg Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 0.084mg 0.639mg Brazil nut
Valine 0.112mg 0.76mg Brazil nut
Histidine 0.055mg 0.409mg Brazil nut
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.26g 16.134g Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 0.476g 23.879g Brazil nut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.545g 24.399g Brazil nut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chestnut Brazil nut
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
28
Brazil nut
Mineral Summary Score
49
Chestnut
184
Brazil nut

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
86%
Brazil nut
Carbohydrates
28%
Chestnut
12%
Brazil nut
Fats
6%
Chestnut
310%
Brazil nut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.33g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.874g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chestnut
Chestnut is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chestnut
Chestnut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is relatively richer in minerals
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. Chestnut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170168/nutrients
  2. Brazil nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170569/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.