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Macadamia vs. Cashew butter — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Macadamia and Cashew butter different?

  • Macadamia is higher in Vitamin B1, and Fiber, however, Cashew butter is richer in Copper, Vitamin E , Phosphorus, Zinc, Magnesium, Iron, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Cashew butter is 111% higher.
  • Macadamia contains 8 times more Vitamin B1 than Cashew butter. While Macadamia contains 1.195mg of Vitamin B1, Cashew butter contains only 0.158mg.
  • Macadamia has less Sodium.

Nuts, macadamia nuts, raw and Nuts, cashew butter, plain, with salt added are the varieties 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 +39.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Iron +33.1%
Contains more Magnesium +58.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.4%
Contains more Potassium +21.5%
Contains more Zinc +240.8%
Contains more Copper +132.5%
Contains more Selenium +158.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 26% 138% 93% 81% 32% 0.65% 35% 252% 539% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 184% 147% 166% 39% 38% 121% 586% 0% 51%
Contains more Calcium +39.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.3%
Contains more Iron +33.1%
Contains more Magnesium +58.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.4%
Contains more Potassium +21.5%
Contains more Zinc +240.8%
Contains more Copper +132.5%
Contains more Selenium +158.3%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +656.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +840.7%
Contains more Folate +400%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.159
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% 11% 0% 4% 299% 37% 46% 45% 63% 8.3% 0% 0% 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 0% 102% 0% 0% 40% 37% 21% 0% 47% 41% 0% 26% 76%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +656.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +840.7%
Contains more Folate +400%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.159

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +42.9%
Contains more Protein +53.2%
Contains more Carbs +119.2%
Contains more Water +72.1%
Contains more Other +93.9%
8% 76% 14%
Protein: 7.91 g
Fats: 75.77 g
Carbs: 13.82 g
Water: 1.36 g
Other: 1.14 g
12% 53% 30% 2% 2%
Protein: 12.12 g
Fats: 53.03 g
Carbs: 30.3 g
Water: 2.34 g
Other: 2.21 g
Contains more Fats +42.9%
Contains more Protein +53.2%
Contains more Carbs +119.2%
Contains more Water +72.1%
Contains more Other +93.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +120.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -12.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +790.2%
17% 81% 2%
Saturated Fat: 12.061 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 58.877 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.502 g
21% 53% 26%
Saturated Fat: 10.606 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 26.709 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 13.371 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +120.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -12.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +790.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Macadamia Cashew butter
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Macadamia Cashew butter Opinion
Net carbs 5.22g 27.3g Cashew butter
Protein 7.91g 12.12g Cashew butter
Fats 75.77g 53.03g Macadamia
Carbs 13.82g 30.3g Cashew butter
Calories 718kcal 609kcal Macadamia
Starch 1.05g Macadamia
Fructose 0.07g Macadamia
Sugar 4.57g 9.09g Macadamia
Fiber 8.6g 3g Macadamia
Calcium 85mg 61mg Macadamia
Iron 3.69mg 4.91mg Cashew butter
Magnesium 130mg 206mg Cashew butter
Phosphorus 188mg 388mg Cashew butter
Potassium 368mg 447mg Cashew butter
Sodium 5mg 295mg Macadamia
Zinc 1.3mg 4.43mg Cashew butter
Copper 0.756mg 1.758mg Cashew butter
Manganese 4.131mg Macadamia
Selenium 3.6µg 9.3µg Cashew butter
Vitamin E 0.54mg 5.08mg Cashew butter
Vitamin C 1.2mg 0mg Macadamia
Vitamin B1 1.195mg 0.158mg Macadamia
Vitamin B2 0.162mg 0.159mg Macadamia
Vitamin B3 2.473mg 1.108mg Macadamia
Vitamin B5 0.758mg Macadamia
Vitamin B6 0.275mg 0.203mg Macadamia
Folate 11µg 55µg Cashew butter
Choline 48.3mg Cashew butter
Vitamin K 30.3µg Cashew butter
Tryptophan 0.067mg 0.162mg Cashew butter
Threonine 0.37mg 0.388mg Cashew butter
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.445mg Cashew butter
Leucine 0.602mg 0.831mg Cashew butter
Lysine 0.018mg 0.523mg Cashew butter
Methionine 0.023mg 0.204mg Cashew butter
Phenylalanine 0.665mg 0.537mg Macadamia
Valine 0.363mg 0.617mg Cashew butter
Histidine 0.195mg 0.257mg Cashew butter
Saturated Fat 12.061g 10.606g Cashew butter
Monounsaturated Fat 58.877g 26.709g Macadamia
Polyunsaturated fat 1.502g 13.371g Cashew butter

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Macadamia Cashew butter
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
40%
Macadamia
30%
Cashew butter
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
122%
Macadamia
135%
Cashew butter

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Macadamia
Macadamia is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.52g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Macadamia
Macadamia contains less Sodium (difference - 290mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cashew butter
Cashew butter is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.455g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cashew butter
Cashew butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Cashew butter
Cashew butter is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cashew butter
Cashew butter 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 richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Macadamia - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170178/nutrients
  2. Cashew butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168597/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.