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Macadamia vs Chestnut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Macadamia and Chestnut

  • Macadamia has more Manganese, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3, however Chestnut is richer in Vitamin C, and Potassium.
  • Macadamia's daily need coverage for Manganese is 142% more.
  • Macadamia contains 46 times more Saturated Fat than Chestnut. Macadamia contains 12.061g of Saturated Fat, while Chestnut contains 0.26g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Nuts, macadamia nuts, raw and Nuts, chestnuts, european, boiled and steamed.

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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 +84.8%
Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Magnesium +140.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.9%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Contains more Zinc +420%
Contains more Copper +60.2%
Contains more Potassium +94.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 26% 139% 93% 81% 33% 1% 36% 252%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 65% 39% 43% 64% 4% 7% 158%
Contains more Calcium +84.8%
Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Magnesium +140.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.9%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Contains more Zinc +420%
Contains more Copper +60.2%
Contains more Potassium +94.3%

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 B1 +707.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +238.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +2125%
Contains more Folate +245.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 11% 0% 4% 299% 38% 47% 46% 64% 9% 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 2% 0% 0% 89% 37% 24% 14% 19% 54% 29% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +707.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +238.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +139.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +2125%
Contains more Folate +245.5%

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.
Macadamia Chestnut
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Macadamia Chestnut Opinion
Net carbs 5.22g 27.76g Chestnut
Protein 7.91g 2g Macadamia
Fats 75.77g 1.38g Macadamia
Carbs 13.82g 27.76g Chestnut
Calories 718kcal 131kcal Macadamia
Starch 1.05g g Macadamia
Fructose 0.07g g Macadamia
Sugar 4.57g g Chestnut
Fiber 8.6g g Macadamia
Calcium 85mg 46mg Macadamia
Iron 3.69mg 1.73mg Macadamia
Magnesium 130mg 54mg Macadamia
Phosphorus 188mg 99mg Macadamia
Potassium 368mg 715mg Chestnut
Sodium 5mg 27mg Macadamia
Zinc 1.3mg 0.25mg Macadamia
Copper 0.756mg 0.472mg Macadamia
Vitamin A 0IU 17IU Chestnut
Vitamin E 0.54mg mg Macadamia
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.2mg 26.7mg Chestnut
Vitamin B1 1.195mg 0.148mg Macadamia
Vitamin B2 0.162mg 0.104mg Macadamia
Vitamin B3 2.473mg 0.731mg Macadamia
Vitamin B5 0.758mg 0.316mg Macadamia
Vitamin B6 0.275mg 0.233mg Macadamia
Folate 11µg 38µg Chestnut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.067mg 0.022mg Macadamia
Threonine 0.37mg 0.071mg Macadamia
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.079mg Macadamia
Leucine 0.602mg 0.118mg Macadamia
Lysine 0.018mg 0.118mg Chestnut
Methionine 0.023mg 0.047mg Chestnut
Phenylalanine 0.665mg 0.084mg Macadamia
Valine 0.363mg 0.112mg Macadamia
Histidine 0.195mg 0.055mg Macadamia
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 12.061g 0.26g Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 58.877g 0.476g Macadamia
Polyunsaturated fat 1.502g 0.545g Macadamia

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Macadamia Chestnut
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
43
Macadamia
22
Chestnut
Mineral Summary Score
82
Macadamia
49
Chestnut

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
47%
Macadamia
12%
Chestnut
Carbohydrates
14%
Macadamia
28%
Chestnut
Fats
350%
Macadamia
6%
Chestnut

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Macadamia
Macadamia contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Macadamia
Macadamia is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Macadamia
Macadamia is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.57g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.801g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($3)
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

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. Macadamia - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170178/nutrients
  2. Chestnut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170168/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.