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

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How are Brazil nut and Hickory nut different?

  • Brazil nut is richer in Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Calcium, while Hickory nut are higher in Manganese, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2.
  • Brazil nut covers your daily need of Selenium 3471% more than Hickory nut.
  • Brazil nut contains 3 times more Calcium than Hickory nut. Brazil nut contains 160mg of Calcium, while Hickory nut contain 61mg.
  • Hickory nut are lower in Saturated Fat.

Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched and Nuts, hickorynuts, dried 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 +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%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Manganese +276.9%
Equal in Zinc - 4.31
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 48% 92% 269% 311% 59% 1% 111% 581% 160% 10457%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 19% 80% 124% 144% 39% 1% 118% 246% 602% 45%
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%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Manganese +276.9%
Equal in Zinc - 4.31

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 0% 114% 0% 3% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 17% 0% 16% 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 8% 0% 0% 7% 217% 31% 18% 105% 45% 30% 0% 0% 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 Protein +12.6%
Contains more Water +29.1%
Contains more Other +70.1%
Contains more Carbs +55.5%
Equal in Fats - 64.37
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
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
Contains more Protein +12.6%
Contains more Water +29.1%
Contains more Other +70.1%
Contains more Carbs +55.5%
Equal in Fats - 64.37

Fat Type Comparison

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

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Brazil nut Hickory 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 Brazil nut Hickory nut Opinion
Net carbs 4.24g 11.85g Hickory nut
Protein 14.32g 12.72g Brazil nut
Fats 67.1g 64.37g Brazil nut
Carbs 11.74g 18.25g Hickory nut
Calories 659kcal 657kcal Brazil nut
Starch 0.25g Brazil nut
Sugar 2.33g Hickory nut
Fiber 7.5g 6.4g Brazil nut
Calcium 160mg 61mg Brazil nut
Iron 2.43mg 2.12mg Brazil nut
Magnesium 376mg 173mg Brazil nut
Phosphorus 725mg 336mg Brazil nut
Potassium 659mg 436mg Brazil nut
Sodium 3mg 1mg Hickory nut
Zinc 4.06mg 4.31mg Hickory nut
Copper 1.743mg 0.738mg Brazil nut
Manganese 1.223mg 4.61mg Hickory nut
Selenium 1917µg 8.1µg Brazil nut
Vitamin A 0IU 131IU Hickory nut
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 7µg Hickory nut
Vitamin E 5.65mg Brazil nut
Vitamin C 0.7mg 2mg Hickory nut
Vitamin B1 0.617mg 0.867mg Hickory nut
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.131mg Hickory nut
Vitamin B3 0.295mg 0.907mg Hickory nut
Vitamin B5 0.184mg 1.746mg Hickory nut
Vitamin B6 0.101mg 0.192mg Hickory nut
Folate 22µg 40µg Hickory nut
Choline 28.8mg Brazil nut
Tryptophan 0.135mg 0.139mg Hickory nut
Threonine 0.365mg 0.422mg Hickory nut
Isoleucine 0.518mg 0.576mg Hickory nut
Leucine 1.19mg 1.027mg Brazil nut
Lysine 0.49mg 0.497mg Hickory nut
Methionine 1.124mg 0.3mg Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 0.639mg 0.713mg Hickory nut
Valine 0.76mg 0.73mg Brazil nut
Histidine 0.409mg 0.389mg Brazil nut
Saturated Fat 16.134g 7.038g Hickory nut
Monounsaturated Fat 23.879g 32.611g Hickory nut
Polyunsaturated fat 24.399g 21.886g 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
Brazil nut Hickory 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
27%
Brazil nut
35%
Hickory nut
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1208%
Brazil nut
141%
Hickory 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. Brazil nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170569/nutrients
  2. Hickory nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170177/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.