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Mixed nuts vs. Pistachio — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mixed nuts and Pistachio different?

  • Mixed nuts are richer in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Manganese, Vitamin E , and Magnesium, while Pistachio is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, and Fiber.
  • Pistachio covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 104% more than Mixed nuts.
  • Mixed nuts contain 6 times more Vitamin B3 than Pistachio. Mixed nuts contain 7.709mg of Vitamin B3, while Pistachio contains 1.3mg.

Nuts, mixed nuts, oil roasted, with peanuts, without salt added 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 +11.4%
Contains more Magnesium +89.3%
Contains more Zinc +52.7%
Contains more Manganese +70%
Contains more Selenium +384.3%
Contains more Iron +50.2%
Contains more Potassium +62.2%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 490
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 36% 98% 164% 196% 56% 1% 92% 303% 267% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 147% 87% 210% 91% 1% 60% 434% 157% 39%
Contains more Calcium +11.4%
Contains more Magnesium +89.3%
Contains more Zinc +52.7%
Contains more Manganese +70%
Contains more Selenium +384.3%
Contains more Iron +50.2%
Contains more Potassium +62.2%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Copper +43.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 490

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 E +173.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +493%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.2%
Contains more Folate +62.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +17100%
Contains more Vitamin C +1020%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +360.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +383%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 157% 0% 2% 48% 46% 145% 69% 82% 63% 0% 29% 15%
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 E +173.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +493%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.2%
Contains more Folate +62.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +17100%
Contains more Vitamin C +1020%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +360.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +383%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +19%
Contains more Carbs +29.1%
Contains more Water +110.1%
Equal in Protein - 20.16
Equal in Other - 2.98
20% 54% 21% 2% 3%
Protein: 20.04 g
Fats: 53.95 g
Carbs: 21.05 g
Water: 2.08 g
Other: 2.88 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 Fats +19%
Contains more Carbs +29.1%
Contains more Water +110.1%
Equal in Protein - 20.16
Equal in Other - 2.98

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +22.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.2%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 14.38
17% 55% 28%
Saturated Fat: 8.711 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 28.488 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 14.612 g
14% 53% 33%
Saturated Fat: 5.907 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 23.257 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 14.38 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +22.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.2%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 14.38

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +151.5%
Contains more Sucrose +65.5%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
50% 50%
Starch: 4.2 g
Sucrose: 4.15 g
Glucose: 0 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
18% 74% 3% 3% 2%
Starch: 1.67 g
Sucrose: 6.87 g
Glucose: 0.32 g
Fructose: 0.24 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.17 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +151.5%
Contains more Sucrose +65.5%
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Maltose +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mixed nuts Pistachio Opinion
Net carbs 14.05g 16.57g Pistachio
Protein 20.04g 20.16g Pistachio
Fats 53.95g 45.32g Mixed nuts
Carbs 21.05g 27.17g Pistachio
Calories 607kcal 560kcal Mixed nuts
Starch 4.2g 1.67g Mixed nuts
Fructose 0g 0.24g Pistachio
Sugar 4.15g 7.66g Mixed nuts
Fiber 7g 10.6g Pistachio
Calcium 117mg 105mg Mixed nuts
Iron 2.61mg 3.92mg Pistachio
Magnesium 229mg 121mg Mixed nuts
Phosphorus 456mg 490mg Pistachio
Potassium 632mg 1025mg Pistachio
Sodium 5mg 1mg Pistachio
Zinc 3.36mg 2.2mg Mixed nuts
Copper 0.907mg 1.3mg Pistachio
Manganese 2.04mg 1.2mg Mixed nuts
Selenium 33.9µg 7µg Mixed nuts
Vitamin A 3IU 516IU Pistachio
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 26µg Pistachio
Vitamin E 7.82mg 2.86mg Mixed nuts
Vitamin C 0.5mg 5.6mg Pistachio
Vitamin B1 0.189mg 0.87mg Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.196mg 0.16mg Mixed nuts
Vitamin B3 7.709mg 1.3mg Mixed nuts
Vitamin B5 1.14mg 0.52mg Mixed nuts
Vitamin B6 0.352mg 1.7mg Pistachio
Folate 83µg 51µg Mixed nuts
Choline 52mg Mixed nuts
Vitamin K 5.7µg Mixed nuts
Tryptophan 0.22mg 0.251mg Pistachio
Threonine 0.703mg 0.684mg Mixed nuts
Isoleucine 0.826mg 0.917mg Pistachio
Leucine 1.656mg 1.604mg Mixed nuts
Lysine 0.782mg 1.138mg Pistachio
Methionine 0.283mg 0.36mg Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.182mg 1.092mg Mixed nuts
Valine 1.001mg 1.249mg Pistachio
Histidine 0.572mg 0.512mg Mixed nuts
Trans Fat 0.055g 0g Pistachio
Saturated Fat 8.711g 5.907g Pistachio
Omega-3 - EPA 0.005g 0g Mixed nuts
Monounsaturated Fat 28.488g 23.257g Mixed nuts
Polyunsaturated fat 14.612g 14.38g Mixed nuts
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.013g 0g Mixed nuts
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 14.455g 14.091g Mixed nuts
Omega-3 - ALA 0.082g Mixed nuts

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mixed 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
50%
Mixed nuts
65%
Pistachio
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
139%
Mixed nuts
125%
Pistachio

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.804g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pistachio
Pistachio is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.51g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Mixed nuts - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170587/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.

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