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Brazil nut vs Chestnut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Brazil nut and Chestnut different?

  • Brazil nut is higher in Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Manganese, and Calcium, however Chestnut is richer in Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Brazil nut is 141% higher.
  • Brazil nut contains 62 times more Saturated Fat than Chestnut. While Brazil nut contains 16.134g of Saturated Fat, Chestnut contains only 0.26g.

Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched and Nuts, chestnuts, european, boiled and steamed are the varieties 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +247.8%
Contains more Iron +40.5%
Contains more Magnesium +596.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +632.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +1524%
Contains more Copper +269.3%
Equal in Potassium - 715
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 48% 92% 269% 311% 59% 1% 111% 581%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 65% 39% 43% 64% 4% 7% 158%
Contains more Calcium +247.8%
Contains more Iron +40.5%
Contains more Magnesium +596.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +632.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +1524%
Contains more Copper +269.3%
Equal in Potassium - 715

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 B1 +316.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +3714.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.7%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 114% 0% 3% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 17% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 89% 37% 24% 14% 19% 54% 29% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +316.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +3714.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.7%
Contains more Folate +72.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brazil nut Chestnut Opinion
Net carbs 4.24g 27.76g Chestnut
Protein 14.32g 2g Brazil nut
Fats 67.1g 1.38g Brazil nut
Carbs 11.74g 27.76g Chestnut
Calories 659kcal 131kcal Brazil nut
Starch 0.25g g Brazil nut
Fructose 0g g Brazil nut
Sugar 2.33g g Chestnut
Fiber 7.5g g Brazil nut
Calcium 160mg 46mg Brazil nut
Iron 2.43mg 1.73mg Brazil nut
Magnesium 376mg 54mg Brazil nut
Phosphorus 725mg 99mg Brazil nut
Potassium 659mg 715mg Chestnut
Sodium 3mg 27mg Brazil nut
Zinc 4.06mg 0.25mg Brazil nut
Copper 1.743mg 0.472mg Brazil nut
Vitamin A 0IU 17IU Chestnut
Vitamin E 5.65mg mg Brazil nut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.7mg 26.7mg Chestnut
Vitamin B1 0.617mg 0.148mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.104mg Chestnut
Vitamin B3 0.295mg 0.731mg Chestnut
Vitamin B5 0.184mg 0.316mg Chestnut
Vitamin B6 0.101mg 0.233mg Chestnut
Folate 22µg 38µg Chestnut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Brazil nut
Tryptophan 0.135mg 0.022mg Brazil nut
Threonine 0.365mg 0.071mg Brazil nut
Isoleucine 0.518mg 0.079mg Brazil nut
Leucine 1.19mg 0.118mg Brazil nut
Lysine 0.49mg 0.118mg Brazil nut
Methionine 1.124mg 0.047mg Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 0.639mg 0.084mg Brazil nut
Valine 0.76mg 0.112mg Brazil nut
Histidine 0.409mg 0.055mg Brazil nut
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 16.134g 0.26g Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 23.879g 0.476g Brazil nut
Polyunsaturated fat 24.399g 0.545g Brazil nut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brazil nut Chestnut
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
28
Brazil nut
22
Chestnut
Mineral Summary Score
184
Brazil nut
49
Chestnut

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
86%
Brazil nut
12%
Chestnut
Carbohydrates
12%
Brazil nut
28%
Chestnut
Fats
310%
Brazil nut
6%
Chestnut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.33g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.874g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chestnut
Chestnut is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chestnut
Chestnut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
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

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. Brazil nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170569/nutrients
  2. Chestnut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170168/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.