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Brazil nut vs Mixed nuts - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Brazil nut and Mixed nuts

  • Brazil nut is higher in Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium, yet Mixed nuts are higher in Vitamin B3, Manganese, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5.
  • Brazil nut covers your daily Selenium needs 3424% more than Mixed nuts.
  • Brazil nut contains 3 times more Vitamin B1 than Mixed nuts. While Brazil nut contains 0.617mg of Vitamin B1, Mixed nuts contain only 0.189mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Mixed nuts are lower.

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

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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 +36.8%
Contains more Magnesium +64.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +59%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +20.8%
Contains more Copper +92.2%
Equal in Iron - 2.61
Equal in Potassium - 632
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 48% 92% 269% 311% 59% 1% 111% 581%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 36% 98% 164% 196% 56% 1% 92% 303%
Contains more Calcium +36.8%
Contains more Magnesium +64.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +59%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +20.8%
Contains more Copper +92.2%
Equal in Iron - 2.61
Equal in Potassium - 632

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 C +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226.5%
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 Folate +277.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 1% 157% 0% 2% 48% 46% 145% 69% 82% 63% 0% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226.5%
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 Folate +277.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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 Mixed nuts
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brazil nut Mixed nuts Opinion
Net carbs 4.24g 14.05g Mixed nuts
Protein 14.32g 20.04g Mixed nuts
Fats 67.1g 53.95g Brazil nut
Carbs 11.74g 21.05g Mixed nuts
Calories 659kcal 607kcal Brazil nut
Starch 0.25g 4.2g Mixed nuts
Fructose 0g 0g
Sugar 2.33g 4.15g Brazil nut
Fiber 7.5g 7g Brazil nut
Calcium 160mg 117mg Brazil nut
Iron 2.43mg 2.61mg Mixed nuts
Magnesium 376mg 229mg Brazil nut
Phosphorus 725mg 456mg Brazil nut
Potassium 659mg 632mg Brazil nut
Sodium 3mg 5mg Brazil nut
Zinc 4.06mg 3.36mg Brazil nut
Copper 1.743mg 0.907mg Brazil nut
Vitamin A 0IU 3IU Mixed nuts
Vitamin E 5.65mg 7.82mg Mixed nuts
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0.5mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B1 0.617mg 0.189mg Brazil nut
Vitamin B2 0.035mg 0.196mg Mixed nuts
Vitamin B3 0.295mg 7.709mg Mixed nuts
Vitamin B5 0.184mg 1.14mg Mixed nuts
Vitamin B6 0.101mg 0.352mg Mixed nuts
Folate 22µg 83µg Mixed nuts
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 5.7µg Mixed nuts
Tryptophan 0.135mg 0.22mg Mixed nuts
Threonine 0.365mg 0.703mg Mixed nuts
Isoleucine 0.518mg 0.826mg Mixed nuts
Leucine 1.19mg 1.656mg Mixed nuts
Lysine 0.49mg 0.782mg Mixed nuts
Methionine 1.124mg 0.283mg Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 0.639mg 1.182mg Mixed nuts
Valine 0.76mg 1.001mg Mixed nuts
Histidine 0.409mg 0.572mg Mixed nuts
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0.055g Brazil nut
Saturated Fat 16.134g 8.711g Mixed nuts
Monounsaturated Fat 23.879g 28.488g Mixed nuts
Polyunsaturated fat 24.399g 14.612g Brazil nut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brazil nut Mixed nuts
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
52
Mixed nuts
Mineral Summary Score
184
Brazil nut
118
Mixed nuts

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
120%
Mixed nuts
Carbohydrates
12%
Brazil nut
21%
Mixed nuts
Fats
310%
Brazil nut
249%
Mixed nuts

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)

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