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Hazelnut vs Brazil nut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Hazelnut and Brazil nut different?

  • Hazelnut is richer in Manganese, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Iron, Folate, and Vitamin B5, while Brazil nut is higher in Selenium, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.
  • Brazil nut covers your daily need of Selenium 3481% more than Hazelnut.
  • Hazelnut contains 6 times more Vitamin B6 than Brazil nut. Hazelnut contains 0.563mg of Vitamin B6, while Brazil nut contains 0.101mg.
  • Hazelnut is lower in Saturated Fat.

Nuts, hazelnuts or filberts and Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched 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
Contains more Iron +93.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +40.4%
Contains more Magnesium +130.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Zinc +65.7%
Equal in Potassium - 659
Equal in Copper - 1.743
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 35% 177% 117% 125% 60% 0% 67% 575%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 48% 92% 269% 311% 59% 1% 111% 581%
Contains more Iron +93.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +40.4%
Contains more Magnesium +130.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Zinc +65.7%
Equal in Potassium - 659
Equal in Copper - 1.743

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +166%
Contains more Vitamin C +800%
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 Folate +413.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.617
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 301% 0% 21% 161% 27% 34% 56% 130% 85% 0% 36%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +166%
Contains more Vitamin C +800%
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 Folate +413.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.617

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.
Hazelnut Brazil nut
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Hazelnut Brazil nut Opinion
Net carbs 7g 4.24g Hazelnut
Protein 14.95g 14.32g Hazelnut
Fats 60.75g 67.1g Brazil nut
Carbs 16.7g 11.74g Hazelnut
Calories 628kcal 659kcal Brazil nut
Starch 0.48g 0.25g Hazelnut
Fructose 0.07g 0g Hazelnut
Sugar 4.34g 2.33g Brazil nut
Fiber 9.7g 7.5g Hazelnut
Calcium 114mg 160mg Brazil nut
Iron 4.7mg 2.43mg Hazelnut
Magnesium 163mg 376mg Brazil nut
Phosphorus 290mg 725mg Brazil nut
Potassium 680mg 659mg Hazelnut
Sodium 0mg 3mg Hazelnut
Zinc 2.45mg 4.06mg Brazil nut
Copper 1.725mg 1.743mg Brazil nut
Vitamin A 20IU 0IU Hazelnut
Vitamin E 15.03mg 5.65mg Hazelnut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6.3mg 0.7mg Hazelnut
Vitamin B1 0.643mg 0.617mg Hazelnut
Vitamin B2 0.113mg 0.035mg Hazelnut
Vitamin B3 1.8mg 0.295mg Hazelnut
Vitamin B5 0.918mg 0.184mg Hazelnut
Vitamin B6 0.563mg 0.101mg Hazelnut
Folate 113µg 22µg Hazelnut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 14.2µg 0µg Hazelnut
Tryptophan 0.193mg 0.135mg Hazelnut
Threonine 0.497mg 0.365mg Hazelnut
Isoleucine 0.545mg 0.518mg Hazelnut
Leucine 1.063mg 1.19mg Brazil nut
Lysine 0.42mg 0.49mg Brazil nut
Methionine 0.221mg 1.124mg Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 0.663mg 0.639mg Hazelnut
Valine 0.701mg 0.76mg Brazil nut
Histidine 0.432mg 0.409mg Hazelnut
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 4.464g 16.134g Hazelnut
Monounsaturated Fat 45.652g 23.879g Hazelnut
Polyunsaturated fat 7.92g 24.399g Brazil nut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Hazelnut Brazil nut
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
71
Hazelnut
28
Brazil nut
Mineral Summary Score
144
Hazelnut
184
Brazil nut

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
90%
Hazelnut
86%
Brazil nut
Carbohydrates
17%
Hazelnut
12%
Brazil nut
Fats
280%
Hazelnut
310%
Brazil nut

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)

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. Hazelnut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170581/nutrients
  2. Brazil nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170569/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.