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Chestnut vs Macadamia - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chestnut and Macadamia

  • Chestnut has more Vitamin C, and Potassium, however Macadamia is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3.
  • Macadamia's daily need coverage for Manganese is 142% more.
  • Chestnut contains 22 times more Vitamin C than Macadamia. Chestnut contains 26.7mg of Vitamin C, while Macadamia contains 1.2mg.
  • Chestnut contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Nuts, chestnuts, european, boiled and steamed and Nuts, macadamia nuts, raw.

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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 Potassium +94.3%
Contains more Calcium +84.8%
Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Magnesium +140.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.9%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Contains more Zinc +420%
Contains more Copper +60.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 65% 39% 43% 64% 4% 7% 158%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 26% 139% 93% 81% 33% 1% 36% 252%
Contains more Potassium +94.3%
Contains more Calcium +84.8%
Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Magnesium +140.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.9%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Contains more Zinc +420%
Contains more Copper +60.2%

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 +2125%
Contains more Folate +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +707.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +238.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18%
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% 11% 0% 4% 299% 38% 47% 46% 64% 9% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +2125%
Contains more Folate +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +707.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +238.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chestnut Macadamia Opinion
Net carbs 27.76g 5.22g Chestnut
Protein 2g 7.91g Macadamia
Fats 1.38g 75.77g Macadamia
Carbs 27.76g 13.82g Chestnut
Calories 131kcal 718kcal Macadamia
Starch g 1.05g Macadamia
Fructose g 0.07g Macadamia
Sugar g 4.57g Chestnut
Fiber g 8.6g Macadamia
Calcium 46mg 85mg Macadamia
Iron 1.73mg 3.69mg Macadamia
Magnesium 54mg 130mg Macadamia
Phosphorus 99mg 188mg Macadamia
Potassium 715mg 368mg Chestnut
Sodium 27mg 5mg Macadamia
Zinc 0.25mg 1.3mg Macadamia
Copper 0.472mg 0.756mg Macadamia
Vitamin A 17IU 0IU Chestnut
Vitamin E mg 0.54mg Macadamia
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 26.7mg 1.2mg Chestnut
Vitamin B1 0.148mg 1.195mg Macadamia
Vitamin B2 0.104mg 0.162mg Macadamia
Vitamin B3 0.731mg 2.473mg Macadamia
Vitamin B5 0.316mg 0.758mg Macadamia
Vitamin B6 0.233mg 0.275mg Macadamia
Folate 38µg 11µg Chestnut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.022mg 0.067mg Macadamia
Threonine 0.071mg 0.37mg Macadamia
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.314mg Macadamia
Leucine 0.118mg 0.602mg Macadamia
Lysine 0.118mg 0.018mg Chestnut
Methionine 0.047mg 0.023mg Chestnut
Phenylalanine 0.084mg 0.665mg Macadamia
Valine 0.112mg 0.363mg Macadamia
Histidine 0.055mg 0.195mg Macadamia
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.26g 12.061g Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 0.476g 58.877g Macadamia
Polyunsaturated fat 0.545g 1.502g Macadamia

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chestnut Macadamia
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
43
Macadamia
Mineral Summary Score
49
Chestnut
82
Macadamia

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
47%
Macadamia
Carbohydrates
28%
Chestnut
14%
Macadamia
Fats
6%
Chestnut
350%
Macadamia

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Macadamia
Macadamia contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Macadamia
Macadamia is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Macadamia
Macadamia is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.57g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.801g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($3)
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. Macadamia - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170178/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.