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Brazil nut vs Pecan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Brazil nut and Pecan

  • Brazil nut has more Selenium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin E and Calcium, however Pecan is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B5 and Fiber.
  • Brazil nut covers your daily Selenium needs 3479% more than Pecan.
  • Pecan has 4 times less Vitamin E than Brazil nut. Brazil nut has 5.65mg of Vitamin E , while Pecan has 1.4mg.
  • Pecan contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched and Nuts, pecans.

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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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Pecan
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Potassium +60.7%
Contains more Magnesium +210.7%
Contains more Copper +45.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +161.7%
Contains more Zinc +11.6%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Iron - 2.53
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 48% 59% 269% 581% 111% 311% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 22% 37% 87% 400% 124% 119% 0%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Potassium +60.7%
Contains more Magnesium +210.7%
Contains more Copper +45.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +161.7%
Contains more Zinc +11.6%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Iron - 2.53

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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Pecan
Contains more Vitamin E +303.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +271.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +295.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +369%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.66
Equal in Folate - 22
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 4% 4% 28% 0% 166% 30% 22% 52% 49% 0% 9% 17%
Contains more Vitamin E +303.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +271.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +295.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +369%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.66
Equal in Folate - 22

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
28
Brazil nut
31
Pecan
Mineral Summary Score
184
Brazil nut
110
Pecan

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 the food
Protein
86%
Brazil nut
55%
Pecan
Carbohydrates
12%
Brazil nut
14%
Pecan
Fats
310%
Brazil nut
332%
Pecan

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Brazil nut Pecan
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pecan
Pecan contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pecan
Pecan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.954g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pecan
Pecan is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pecan
Pecan is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut contains less Sugars (difference - 1.64g)
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)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (10)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Brazil nut Pecan Opinion
Calories 659 691 Pecan
Protein 14.32 9.17 Brazil nut
Fats 67.1 71.97 Pecan
Vitamin C 0.7 1.1 Pecan
Carbs 11.74 13.86 Pecan
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.43 2.53 Pecan
Calcium 160 70 Brazil nut
Potassium 659 410 Brazil nut
Magnesium 376 121 Brazil nut
Sugars 2.33 3.97 Brazil nut
Fiber 7.5 9.6 Pecan
Copper 1.743 1.2 Brazil nut
Zinc 4.06 4.53 Pecan
Starch 0.25 0.46 Pecan
Phosphorus 725 277 Brazil nut
Sodium 3 0 Pecan
Vitamin A 0 56 Pecan
Vitamin E 5.65 1.4 Brazil nut
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.617 0.66 Pecan
Vitamin B2 0.035 0.13 Pecan
Vitamin B3 0.295 1.167 Pecan
Vitamin B5 0.184 0.863 Pecan
Vitamin B6 0.101 0.21 Pecan
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 3.5 Pecan
Folate 22 22
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 16.134 6.18 Pecan
Monounsaturated Fat 23.879 40.801 Pecan
Polyunsaturated fat 24.399 21.614 Brazil nut
Tryptophan 0.135 0.093 Brazil nut
Threonine 0.365 0.306 Brazil nut
Isoleucine 0.518 0.336 Brazil nut
Leucine 1.19 0.598 Brazil nut
Lysine 0.49 0.287 Brazil nut
Methionine 1.124 0.183 Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 0.639 0.426 Brazil nut
Valine 0.76 0.411 Brazil nut
Histidine 0.409 0.262 Brazil nut
Fructose 0 0.04 Pecan

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 of 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. Pecan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170182/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.