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Chestnut vs Pecan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chestnut and Pecan

  • Chestnut has more Vitamin C, while Pecan has more Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, and Iron.
  • Pecan covers your daily need of Manganese 159% more than Chestnut.
  • Chestnut contains 24 times more Vitamin C than Pecan. While Chestnut contains 26.7mg of Vitamin C, Pecan contains only 1.1mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Chestnut is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Nuts, chestnuts, european, boiled and steamed and Nuts, pecans.

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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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Pecan
Contains more Potassium +74.4%
Contains more Iron +46.2%
Contains more Calcium +52.2%
Contains more Magnesium +124.1%
Contains more Copper +154.2%
Contains more Zinc +1712%
Contains more Phosphorus +179.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 65% 14% 64% 39% 158% 7% 43% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 22% 37% 87% 400% 124% 119% 0%
Contains more Potassium +74.4%
Contains more Iron +46.2%
Contains more Calcium +52.2%
Contains more Magnesium +124.1%
Contains more Copper +154.2%
Contains more Zinc +1712%
Contains more Phosphorus +179.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%

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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Pecan
Contains more Vitamin C +2327.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +229.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +345.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.21
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 4% 4% 28% 0% 166% 30% 22% 52% 49% 0% 9% 17%
Contains more Vitamin C +2327.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +229.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +345.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.21

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chestnut Pecan Opinion
Calories 131kcal 691kcal Pecan
Protein 2g 9.17g Pecan
Fats 1.38g 71.97g Pecan
Vitamin C 26.7mg 1.1mg Chestnut
Net carbs 27.76g 4.26g Chestnut
Carbs 27.76g 13.86g Chestnut
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 1.73mg 2.53mg Pecan
Calcium 46mg 70mg Pecan
Potassium 715mg 410mg Chestnut
Magnesium 54mg 121mg Pecan
Sugar g 3.97g Chestnut
Fiber g 9.6g Pecan
Copper 0.472mg 1.2mg Pecan
Zinc 0.25mg 4.53mg Pecan
Starch g 0.46g Pecan
Phosphorus 99mg 277mg Pecan
Sodium 27mg 0mg Pecan
Vitamin A 17IU 56IU Pecan
Vitamin E mg 1.4mg Pecan
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.148mg 0.66mg Pecan
Vitamin B2 0.104mg 0.13mg Pecan
Vitamin B3 0.731mg 1.167mg Pecan
Vitamin B5 0.316mg 0.863mg Pecan
Vitamin B6 0.233mg 0.21mg Chestnut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 3.5µg Pecan
Folate 38µg 22µg Chestnut
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.26g 6.18g Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 0.476g 40.801g Pecan
Polyunsaturated fat 0.545g 21.614g Pecan
Tryptophan 0.022mg 0.093mg Pecan
Threonine 0.071mg 0.306mg Pecan
Isoleucine 0.079mg 0.336mg Pecan
Leucine 0.118mg 0.598mg Pecan
Lysine 0.118mg 0.287mg Pecan
Methionine 0.047mg 0.183mg Pecan
Phenylalanine 0.084mg 0.426mg Pecan
Valine 0.112mg 0.411mg Pecan
Histidine 0.055mg 0.262mg Pecan
Fructose g 0.04g Pecan

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chestnut Pecan
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
31
Pecan
Mineral Summary Score
49
Chestnut
110
Pecan

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
55%
Pecan
Carbohydrates
28%
Chestnut
14%
Pecan
Fats
6%
Chestnut
332%
Pecan

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pecan
Pecan contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pecan
Pecan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pecan
Pecan is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pecan
Pecan is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.97g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.92g)
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)

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. Pecan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170182/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.