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Hickory nut vs. Brazil nut — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Hickory nut and Brazil nut different?

  • Hickory nut are richer in Manganese, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2, while Brazil nut is higher in Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Calcium.
  • Brazil nut covers your daily need of Selenium 3471% more than Hickory nut.
  • Hickory nut contain 9 times more Vitamin B5 than Brazil nut. Hickory nut contain 1.746mg of Vitamin B5, while Brazil nut contains 0.184mg.
  • Hickory nut are lower in Saturated Fat.

Nuts, hickorynuts, dried and Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched 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 less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Manganese +276.9%
Contains more Calcium +162.3%
Contains more Iron +14.6%
Contains more Magnesium +117.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +115.8%
Contains more Potassium +51.1%
Contains more Copper +136.2%
Contains more Selenium +23566.7%
Equal in Zinc - 4.06
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 19% 80% 124% 144% 39% 1% 118% 246% 602% 45%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 48% 92% 269% 311% 59% 1% 111% 581% 160% 10457%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Manganese +276.9%
Contains more Calcium +162.3%
Contains more Iron +14.6%
Contains more Magnesium +117.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +115.8%
Contains more Potassium +51.1%
Contains more Copper +136.2%
Contains more Selenium +23566.7%
Equal in Zinc - 4.06

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +274.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +207.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +848.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.1%
Contains more Folate +81.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 8% 0% 0% 7% 217% 31% 18% 105% 45% 30% 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 0% 114% 0% 3% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 17% 0% 16% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +274.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +207.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +848.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.1%
Contains more Folate +81.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +55.5%
Contains more Protein +12.6%
Contains more Water +29.1%
Contains more Other +70.1%
Equal in Fats - 67.1
13% 64% 18% 3% 2%
Protein: 12.72 g
Fats: 64.37 g
Carbs: 18.25 g
Water: 2.65 g
Other: 2.01 g
14% 67% 12% 3% 3%
Protein: 14.32 g
Fats: 67.1 g
Carbs: 11.74 g
Water: 3.42 g
Other: 3.42 g
Contains more Carbs +55.5%
Contains more Protein +12.6%
Contains more Water +29.1%
Contains more Other +70.1%
Equal in Fats - 67.1

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +36.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +11.5%
11% 53% 36%
Saturated Fat: 7.038 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 32.611 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 21.886 g
25% 37% 38%
Saturated Fat: 16.134 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 23.879 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 24.399 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +36.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +11.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Hickory nut Brazil nut Opinion
Net carbs 11.85g 4.24g Hickory nut
Protein 12.72g 14.32g Brazil nut
Fats 64.37g 67.1g Brazil nut
Carbs 18.25g 11.74g Hickory nut
Calories 657kcal 659kcal Brazil nut
Starch 0.25g Brazil nut
Sugar 2.33g Hickory nut
Fiber 6.4g 7.5g Brazil nut
Calcium 61mg 160mg Brazil nut
Iron 2.12mg 2.43mg Brazil nut
Magnesium 173mg 376mg Brazil nut
Phosphorus 336mg 725mg Brazil nut
Potassium 436mg 659mg Brazil nut
Sodium 1mg 3mg Hickory nut
Zinc 4.31mg 4.06mg Hickory nut
Copper 0.738mg 1.743mg Brazil nut
Manganese 4.61mg 1.223mg Hickory nut
Selenium 8.1µg 1917µg Brazil nut
Vitamin A 131IU 0IU Hickory nut
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 0µg Hickory nut
Vitamin E 5.65mg Brazil nut
Vitamin C 2mg 0.7mg Hickory nut
Vitamin B1 0.867mg 0.617mg Hickory nut
Vitamin B2 0.131mg 0.035mg Hickory nut
Vitamin B3 0.907mg 0.295mg Hickory nut
Vitamin B5 1.746mg 0.184mg Hickory nut
Vitamin B6 0.192mg 0.101mg Hickory nut
Folate 40µg 22µg Hickory nut
Choline 28.8mg Brazil nut
Tryptophan 0.139mg 0.135mg Hickory nut
Threonine 0.422mg 0.365mg Hickory nut
Isoleucine 0.576mg 0.518mg Hickory nut
Leucine 1.027mg 1.19mg Brazil nut
Lysine 0.497mg 0.49mg Hickory nut
Methionine 0.3mg 1.124mg Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 0.713mg 0.639mg Hickory nut
Valine 0.73mg 0.76mg Brazil nut
Histidine 0.389mg 0.409mg Brazil nut
Saturated Fat 7.038g 16.134g Hickory nut
Monounsaturated Fat 32.611g 23.879g Hickory nut
Polyunsaturated fat 21.886g 24.399g Brazil nut
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 23.859g Brazil nut
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.018g Brazil nut
Omega-3 - ALA 0.018g Brazil nut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Hickory nut Brazil nut
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
35%
Hickory nut
27%
Brazil nut
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
141%
Hickory nut
1208%
Brazil nut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Hickory nut
Hickory nut is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.33g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Hickory nut
Hickory nut contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Hickory nut
Hickory nut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.096g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hickory nut
Hickory nut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Hickory nut
Hickory nut is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Hickory nut
Hickory nut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Hickory nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170177/nutrients
  2. Brazil nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170569/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.