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Mixed nuts vs Cashew - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mixed nuts and Cashew

  • Mixed nuts are richer in Vitamin E , Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Manganese, yet Cashew is richer in Copper, Iron, Vitamin K, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Cashew is 143% higher.
  • Mixed nuts contain 9 times more Vitamin E than Cashew. Mixed nuts contain 7.82mg of Vitamin E , while Cashew contains 0.9mg.

Food types used in this article are Nuts, mixed nuts, oil roasted, with peanuts, without salt added and Nuts, cashew 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
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6
Cashew
Contains more Calcium +216.2%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Iron +155.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.5%
Contains more Copper +142%
Contains more Zinc +72%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Equal in Potassium - 660
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 36% 56% 164% 303% 92% 196% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 251% 12% 59% 209% 732% 158% 255% 2%
Contains more Calcium +216.2%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Iron +155.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.5%
Contains more Copper +142%
Contains more Zinc +72%
Contains more Phosphorus +30%
Equal in Potassium - 660

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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Cashew
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +768.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +625.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.9%
Contains more Folate +232%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +123.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +498.2%
Equal in Vitamin C - 0.5
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 157% 0% 48% 46% 145% 69% 82% 0% 15% 63%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 0% 19% 0% 106% 14% 20% 52% 97% 0% 86% 19%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +768.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +237.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +625.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.9%
Contains more Folate +232%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +123.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +498.2%
Equal in Vitamin C - 0.5

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
52
Mixed nuts
34
Cashew
Mineral Summary Score
118
Mixed nuts
209
Cashew

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
120%
Mixed nuts
109%
Cashew
Carbohydrates
21%
Mixed nuts
30%
Cashew
Fats
249%
Mixed nuts
202%
Cashew

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.
Mixed nuts Cashew
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mixed nuts Cashew
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.76g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cashew
Cashew is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.928g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cashew
Cashew is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cashew
Cashew is relatively richer in minerals
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mixed nuts Cashew Opinion
Calories 607 553 Mixed nuts
Protein 20.04 18.22 Mixed nuts
Fats 53.95 43.85 Mixed nuts
Vitamin C 0.5 0.5
Carbs 21.05 30.19 Cashew
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.61 6.68 Cashew
Calcium 117 37 Mixed nuts
Potassium 632 660 Cashew
Magnesium 229 292 Cashew
Sugar 4.15 5.91 Mixed nuts
Fiber 7 3.3 Mixed nuts
Copper 0.907 2.195 Cashew
Zinc 3.36 5.78 Cashew
Starch 4.2 23.49 Cashew
Phosphorus 456 593 Cashew
Sodium 5 12 Mixed nuts
Vitamin A 3 0 Mixed nuts
Vitamin E 7.82 0.9 Mixed nuts
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.189 0.423 Cashew
Vitamin B2 0.196 0.058 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B3 7.709 1.062 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B5 1.14 0.864 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B6 0.352 0.417 Cashew
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.7 34.1 Cashew
Folate 83 25 Mixed nuts
Trans Fat 0.055 Cashew
Saturated Fat 8.711 7.783 Cashew
Monounsaturated Fat 28.488 23.797 Mixed nuts
Polyunsaturated fat 14.612 7.845 Mixed nuts
Tryptophan 0.22 0.287 Cashew
Threonine 0.703 0.688 Mixed nuts
Isoleucine 0.826 0.789 Mixed nuts
Leucine 1.656 1.472 Mixed nuts
Lysine 0.782 0.928 Cashew
Methionine 0.283 0.362 Cashew
Phenylalanine 1.182 0.951 Mixed nuts
Valine 1.001 1.094 Cashew
Histidine 0.572 0.456 Mixed nuts
Fructose 0 0.05 Cashew

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. Mixed nuts - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170587/nutrients
  2. Cashew - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170162/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.