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Ginkgo nuts vs. Pistachio — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ginkgo nuts and Pistachio different?

  • Ginkgo nuts are richer in Vitamin B3, while Pistachio is higher in Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Manganese, Iron, Magnesium, and Zinc.
  • Pistachio covers your daily need of Copper 114% more than Ginkgo nuts.
  • Ginkgo nuts contain 5 times more Vitamin B3 than Pistachio. Ginkgo nuts contain 6mg of Vitamin B3, while Pistachio contains 1.3mg.
  • Ginkgo nuts are lower in Saturated Fat.

Nuts, ginkgo nuts, raw and Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw types were 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +5150%
Contains more Iron +292%
Contains more Magnesium +348.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +295.2%
Contains more Potassium +101%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +547.1%
Contains more Copper +374.5%
Contains more Manganese +961.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 38% 20% 54% 45% 1% 10% 92% 15% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 147% 87% 210% 91% 1% 60% 434% 157% 39%
Contains more Calcium +5150%
Contains more Iron +292%
Contains more Magnesium +348.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +295.2%
Contains more Potassium +101%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Zinc +547.1%
Contains more Copper +374.5%
Contains more Manganese +961.9%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +167.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +361.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +295.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +418.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 516
Equal in Folate - 51
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 34% 0% 0% 50% 56% 21% 113% 10% 76% 41% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 31% 58% 0% 19% 218% 37% 25% 32% 393% 39% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +167.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +361.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +295.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +418.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 516
Equal in Folate - 51

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +38.4%
Contains more Water +1163.2%
Contains more Protein +366.7%
Contains more Fats +2597.6%
Contains more Other +148.3%
4% 2% 38% 55%
Protein: 4.32 g
Fats: 1.68 g
Carbs: 37.6 g
Water: 55.2 g
Other: 1.2 g
20% 45% 27% 4% 3%
Protein: 20.16 g
Fats: 45.32 g
Carbs: 27.17 g
Water: 4.37 g
Other: 2.98 g
Contains more Carbs +38.4%
Contains more Water +1163.2%
Contains more Protein +366.7%
Contains more Fats +2597.6%
Contains more Other +148.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +3657.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2226.9%
21% 40% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.319 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.619 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.618 g
14% 53% 33%
Saturated Fat: 5.907 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 23.257 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 14.38 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +3657.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2226.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Ginkgo nuts Pistachio
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginkgo nuts Pistachio Opinion
Net carbs 37.6g 16.57g Ginkgo nuts
Protein 4.32g 20.16g Pistachio
Fats 1.68g 45.32g Pistachio
Carbs 37.6g 27.17g Ginkgo nuts
Calories 182kcal 560kcal Pistachio
Starch 1.67g Pistachio
Fructose 0.24g Pistachio
Sugar 7.66g Ginkgo nuts
Fiber 10.6g Pistachio
Calcium 2mg 105mg Pistachio
Iron 1mg 3.92mg Pistachio
Magnesium 27mg 121mg Pistachio
Phosphorus 124mg 490mg Pistachio
Potassium 510mg 1025mg Pistachio
Sodium 7mg 1mg Pistachio
Zinc 0.34mg 2.2mg Pistachio
Copper 0.274mg 1.3mg Pistachio
Manganese 0.113mg 1.2mg Pistachio
Selenium 7µg Pistachio
Vitamin A 558IU 516IU Ginkgo nuts
Vitamin A RAE 28µg 26µg Ginkgo nuts
Vitamin E 2.86mg Pistachio
Vitamin C 15mg 5.6mg Ginkgo nuts
Vitamin B1 0.22mg 0.87mg Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.16mg Pistachio
Vitamin B3 6mg 1.3mg Ginkgo nuts
Vitamin B5 0.16mg 0.52mg Pistachio
Vitamin B6 0.328mg 1.7mg Pistachio
Folate 54µg 51µg Ginkgo nuts
Tryptophan 0.071mg 0.251mg Pistachio
Threonine 0.268mg 0.684mg Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.209mg 0.917mg Pistachio
Leucine 0.316mg 1.604mg Pistachio
Lysine 0.206mg 1.138mg Pistachio
Methionine 0.055mg 0.36mg Pistachio
Phenylalanine 0.171mg 1.092mg Pistachio
Valine 0.283mg 1.249mg Pistachio
Histidine 0.102mg 0.512mg Pistachio
Saturated Fat 0.319g 5.907g Ginkgo nuts
Monounsaturated Fat 0.619g 23.257g Pistachio
Polyunsaturated fat 0.618g 14.38g Pistachio
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 14.091g Pistachio

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginkgo nuts Pistachio
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
31%
Ginkgo nuts
65%
Pistachio
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
27%
Ginkgo nuts
125%
Pistachio

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pistachio
Pistachio is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginkgo nuts
Ginkgo nuts is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.66g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ginkgo nuts
Ginkgo nuts is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.588g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginkgo nuts
Ginkgo nuts is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Ginkgo nuts
Ginkgo nuts is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ginkgo nuts - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170584/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.