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Chocolate vs Pistachio - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chocolate and Pistachio

  • Chocolate has more Iron, and Vitamin B12, while Pistachio has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin E , Fiber, and Potassium.
  • Pistachio covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 128% more than Chocolate.
  • Chocolate contains 10000000 times more Vitamin B12 than Pistachio. While Chocolate contains 0.23µg of Vitamin B12, Pistachio contains only 0µg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Pistachio is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids and Nuts, pistachio 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 Iron +104.6%
Contains more Magnesium +20.7%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.9%
Contains more Potassium +83.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Copper +26.5%
Equal in Zinc - 2.2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 301% 105% 89% 50% 4% 55% 343%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 147% 87% 210% 91% 1% 60% 434%
Contains more Iron +104.6%
Contains more Magnesium +20.7%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.9%
Contains more Potassium +83.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Copper +26.5%
Equal in Zinc - 2.2

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 B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +932%
Contains more Vitamin E +429.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3380%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3947.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 11% 0% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 0% 29% 21%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 31% 58% 0% 19% 218% 37% 25% 32% 393% 39% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +932%
Contains more Vitamin E +429.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3380%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3947.6%

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.
Chocolate Pistachio
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chocolate Pistachio Opinion
Net carbs 54.17g 16.57g Chocolate
Protein 4.88g 20.16g Pistachio
Fats 31.28g 45.32g Pistachio
Carbs 61.17g 27.17g Chocolate
Calories 546kcal 560kcal Pistachio
Starch g 1.67g Pistachio
Fructose 0g 0.24g Pistachio
Sugar 47.9g 7.66g Pistachio
Fiber 7g 10.6g Pistachio
Calcium 56mg 105mg Pistachio
Iron 8.02mg 3.92mg Chocolate
Magnesium 146mg 121mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 206mg 490mg Pistachio
Potassium 559mg 1025mg Pistachio
Sodium 24mg 1mg Pistachio
Zinc 2.01mg 2.2mg Pistachio
Copper 1.028mg 1.3mg Pistachio
Vitamin A 50IU 516IU Pistachio
Vitamin E 0.54mg 2.86mg Pistachio
Vitamin D IU 0IU Pistachio
Vitamin D µg 0µg Pistachio
Vitamin C mg 5.6mg Pistachio
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.87mg Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.16mg Pistachio
Vitamin B3 0.725mg 1.3mg Pistachio
Vitamin B5 0.297mg 0.52mg Pistachio
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 1.7mg Pistachio
Folate µg 51µg Pistachio
Vitamin B12 0.23µg 0µg Chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1µg µg Chocolate
Tryptophan mg 0.251mg Pistachio
Threonine mg 0.684mg Pistachio
Isoleucine mg 0.917mg Pistachio
Leucine mg 1.604mg Pistachio
Lysine mg 1.138mg Pistachio
Methionine mg 0.36mg Pistachio
Phenylalanine mg 1.092mg Pistachio
Valine mg 1.249mg Pistachio
Histidine mg 0.512mg Pistachio
Cholesterol 8mg 0mg Pistachio
Trans Fat 0.112g 0g Pistachio
Saturated Fat 18.519g 5.907g Pistachio
Monounsaturated Fat 9.54g 23.257g Pistachio
Polyunsaturated fat 1.092g 14.38g Pistachio

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chocolate Pistachio
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
10
Chocolate
71
Pistachio
Mineral Summary Score
120
Chocolate
132
Pistachio

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
29%
Chocolate
121%
Pistachio
Carbohydrates
61%
Chocolate
27%
Pistachio
Fats
144%
Chocolate
209%
Pistachio

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Sugar (difference - 40.24g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.612g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pistachio
Pistachio is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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.

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. Chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/nutrients
  2. Pistachio - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170184/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.