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Brazil nut vs Hazelnut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Brazil nut and Hazelnut different?

  • Brazil nut is richer in Selenium, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, while Hazelnut is higher in Manganese, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Iron, Folate, and Vitamin B5.
  • Brazil nut covers your daily need of Selenium 3481% more than Hazelnut.
  • Brazil nut contains 4 times more Saturated Fat than Hazelnut. Brazil nut contains 16.134g of Saturated Fat, while Hazelnut contains 4.464g.

Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched and Nuts, hazelnuts or filberts 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" 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 +40.4%
Contains more Magnesium +130.7%
Contains more Zinc +65.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Iron +93.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Potassium - 680
Equal in Copper - 1.725
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 48% 59% 269% 581% 111% 311% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 177% 35% 60% 117% 575% 67% 125% 0%
Contains more Calcium +40.4%
Contains more Magnesium +130.7%
Contains more Zinc +65.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Iron +93.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Potassium - 680
Equal in Copper - 1.725

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 +800%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +166%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +510.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +398.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +457.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +413.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 21% 2% 301% 0% 161% 27% 34% 56% 130% 0% 36% 85%
Contains more Vitamin C +800%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +166%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +510.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +398.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +457.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +413.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643

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
71
Hazelnut
Mineral Summary Score
184
Brazil nut
144
Hazelnut

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
90%
Hazelnut
Carbohydrates
12%
Brazil nut
17%
Hazelnut
Fats
310%
Brazil nut
280%
Hazelnut

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

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Brazil nut Hazelnut
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 contains less Sodium?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.67g)
Which food is cheaper?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
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 Brazil nut Hazelnut Opinion
Calories 659 628 Brazil nut
Protein 14.32 14.95 Hazelnut
Fats 67.1 60.75 Brazil nut
Vitamin C 0.7 6.3 Hazelnut
Carbs 11.74 16.7 Hazelnut
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.43 4.7 Hazelnut
Calcium 160 114 Brazil nut
Potassium 659 680 Hazelnut
Magnesium 376 163 Brazil nut
Sugar 2.33 4.34 Brazil nut
Fiber 7.5 9.7 Hazelnut
Copper 1.743 1.725 Brazil nut
Zinc 4.06 2.45 Brazil nut
Starch 0.25 0.48 Hazelnut
Phosphorus 725 290 Brazil nut
Sodium 3 0 Hazelnut
Vitamin A 0 20 Hazelnut
Vitamin E 5.65 15.03 Hazelnut
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.617 0.643 Hazelnut
Vitamin B2 0.035 0.113 Hazelnut
Vitamin B3 0.295 1.8 Hazelnut
Vitamin B5 0.184 0.918 Hazelnut
Vitamin B6 0.101 0.563 Hazelnut
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 14.2 Hazelnut
Folate 22 113 Hazelnut
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 16.134 4.464 Hazelnut
Monounsaturated Fat 23.879 45.652 Hazelnut
Polyunsaturated fat 24.399 7.92 Brazil nut
Tryptophan 0.135 0.193 Hazelnut
Threonine 0.365 0.497 Hazelnut
Isoleucine 0.518 0.545 Hazelnut
Leucine 1.19 1.063 Brazil nut
Lysine 0.49 0.42 Brazil nut
Methionine 1.124 0.221 Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 0.639 0.663 Hazelnut
Valine 0.76 0.701 Brazil nut
Histidine 0.409 0.432 Hazelnut
Fructose 0 0.07 Hazelnut

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. Hazelnut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170581/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.