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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
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Contains more Iron +40.5%
Contains more Calcium +247.8%
Contains more Magnesium +596.3%
Contains more Copper +269.3%
Contains more Zinc +1524%
Contains more Phosphorus +632.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Equal in Potassium - 659
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 65% 14% 64% 39% 158% 7% 43% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 48% 59% 269% 581% 111% 311% 1%
Contains more Iron +40.5%
Contains more Calcium +247.8%
Contains more Magnesium +596.3%
Contains more Copper +269.3%
Contains more Zinc +1524%
Contains more Phosphorus +632.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
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 C +3714.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 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 3% 0% 114% 0% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 0% 0% 17%
Contains more Vitamin C +3714.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 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 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

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Chestnut Brazil nut
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 - 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.