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Macaroon vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Macaroon and Flax different?

  • Flax has more Vitamin B1, Copper, Fiber, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, Selenium, Zinc, and Vitamin B6 than Macaroon.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Flax is 135% higher.
  • Macaroon contains 5 times more Saturated Fat than Flax. While Macaroon contains 20.099g of Saturated Fat, Flax contains only 3.663g.

Cookies, coconut macaroon and Seeds, flaxseed 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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Flax
Contains more Calcium +5000%
Contains more Iron +598.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1251.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +844.1%
Contains more Potassium +561%
Contains less Sodium -87.6%
Contains more Zinc +494.5%
Contains more Copper +353.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 31% 21% 30% 11% 32% 20% 90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 77% 215% 280% 276% 72% 4% 119% 407%
Contains more Calcium +5000%
Contains more Iron +598.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1251.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +844.1%
Contains more Potassium +561%
Contains less Sodium -87.6%
Contains more Zinc +494.5%
Contains more Copper +353.5%

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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Flax
Contains more Vitamin E +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +8120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +168.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +392.7%
Contains more Folate +2800%
Contains more Vitamin K +290.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 5% 14% 5% 0% 23% 3% 0% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 7% 0% 2% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 66% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin E +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +8120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +168.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +392.7%
Contains more Folate +2800%
Contains more Vitamin K +290.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Macaroon Flax Opinion
Net carbs 56.12g 1.58g Macaroon
Protein 3.02g 18.29g Flax
Fats 22.55g 42.16g Flax
Carbs 61.22g 28.88g Macaroon
Calories 460kcal 534kcal Flax
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Flax
Sugar 45.16g 1.55g Flax
Fiber 5.1g 27.3g Flax
Calcium 5mg 255mg Flax
Iron 0.82mg 5.73mg Flax
Magnesium 29mg 392mg Flax
Phosphorus 68mg 642mg Flax
Potassium 123mg 813mg Flax
Sodium 241mg 30mg Flax
Zinc 0.73mg 4.34mg Flax
Copper 0.269mg 1.22mg Flax
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.31mg Flax
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Flax
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 1.644mg Flax
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.161mg Flax
Vitamin B3 0.22mg 3.08mg Flax
Vitamin B5 mg 0.985mg Flax
Vitamin B6 0.096mg 0.473mg Flax
Folate 3µg 87µg Flax
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.1µg 4.3µg Flax
Tryptophan mg 0.297mg Flax
Threonine mg 0.766mg Flax
Isoleucine mg 0.896mg Flax
Leucine mg 1.235mg Flax
Lysine mg 0.862mg Flax
Methionine mg 0.37mg Flax
Phenylalanine mg 0.957mg Flax
Valine mg 1.072mg Flax
Histidine mg 0.472mg Flax
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 20.099g 3.663g Flax
Monounsaturated Fat 1.61g 7.527g Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81g 28.73g Flax

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Macaroon Flax
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
4
Macaroon
63
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
29
Macaroon
181
Flax

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
18%
Macaroon
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
61%
Macaroon
29%
Flax
Fats
104%
Macaroon
195%
Flax

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Macaroon
Macaroon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Macaroon
Macaroon is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (difference - 43.61g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flax
Flax contains less Sodium (difference - 211mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flax
Flax is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 16.436g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Macaroon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171847/nutrients
  2. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.