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Mixed nuts vs Brazil nut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Mixed nuts and Brazil nut

  • Mixed nuts are higher in Vitamin B3, Manganese, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5, yet Brazil nut is higher in Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium.
  • Brazil nut covers your daily Selenium needs 3424% more than Mixed nuts.
  • Mixed nuts contain 26 times more Vitamin B3 than Brazil nut. While Mixed nuts contain 7.709mg of Vitamin B3, Brazil nut contains only 0.295mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Mixed nuts are lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Nuts, mixed nuts, oil roasted, with peanuts, without salt added and Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched.

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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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Contains more Calcium +36.8%
Contains more Magnesium +64.2%
Contains more Copper +92.2%
Contains more Zinc +20.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +59%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Equal in Iron - 2.43
Equal in Potassium - 659
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 36% 56% 164% 303% 92% 196% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 48% 59% 269% 581% 111% 311% 1%
Contains more Calcium +36.8%
Contains more Magnesium +64.2%
Contains more Copper +92.2%
Contains more Zinc +20.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +59%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Equal in Iron - 2.43
Equal in Potassium - 659

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +460%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2513.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +519.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +248.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +277.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226.5%
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 3% 0% 114% 0% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 0% 0% 17%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +460%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2513.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +519.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +248.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +277.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226.5%

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
28
Brazil nut
Mineral Summary Score
118
Mixed nuts
184
Brazil nut

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
86%
Brazil nut
Carbohydrates
21%
Mixed nuts
12%
Brazil nut
Fats
249%
Mixed nuts
310%
Brazil nut

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 Brazil nut
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mixed nuts Brazil nut
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 Saturated Fat?
Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.423g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.82g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mixed nuts Brazil nut Opinion
Calories 607 659 Brazil nut
Protein 20.04 14.32 Mixed nuts
Fats 53.95 67.1 Brazil nut
Vitamin C 0.5 0.7 Brazil nut
Carbs 21.05 11.74 Mixed nuts
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.61 2.43 Mixed nuts
Calcium 117 160 Brazil nut
Potassium 632 659 Brazil nut
Magnesium 229 376 Brazil nut
Sugar 4.15 2.33 Brazil nut
Fiber 7 7.5 Brazil nut
Copper 0.907 1.743 Brazil nut
Zinc 3.36 4.06 Brazil nut
Starch 4.2 0.25 Mixed nuts
Phosphorus 456 725 Brazil nut
Sodium 5 3 Brazil nut
Vitamin A 3 0 Mixed nuts
Vitamin E 7.82 5.65 Mixed nuts
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.189 0.617 Brazil nut
Vitamin B2 0.196 0.035 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B3 7.709 0.295 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B5 1.14 0.184 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B6 0.352 0.101 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.7 0 Mixed nuts
Folate 83 22 Mixed nuts
Trans Fat 0.055 Brazil nut
Saturated Fat 8.711 16.134 Mixed nuts
Monounsaturated Fat 28.488 23.879 Mixed nuts
Polyunsaturated fat 14.612 24.399 Brazil nut
Tryptophan 0.22 0.135 Mixed nuts
Threonine 0.703 0.365 Mixed nuts
Isoleucine 0.826 0.518 Mixed nuts
Leucine 1.656 1.19 Mixed nuts
Lysine 0.782 0.49 Mixed nuts
Methionine 0.283 1.124 Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 1.182 0.639 Mixed nuts
Valine 1.001 0.76 Mixed nuts
Histidine 0.572 0.409 Mixed nuts
Fructose 0 0

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. 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.