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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
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Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Calcium +84.8%
Contains more Magnesium +140.7%
Contains more Copper +60.2%
Contains more Zinc +420%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.9%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Contains more Potassium +94.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 139% 26% 33% 93% 252% 36% 81% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 65% 14% 64% 39% 158% 7% 43% 4%
Contains more Iron +113.3%
Contains more Calcium +84.8%
Contains more Magnesium +140.7%
Contains more Copper +60.2%
Contains more Zinc +420%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.9%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
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 C +2125%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +245.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 0% 11% 0% 299% 38% 47% 46% 64% 0% 0% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 89% 2% 0% 0% 37% 24% 14% 19% 54% 0% 0% 29%
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 C +2125%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +245.5%

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
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 the food
Protein
47%
Macadamia
12%
Chestnut
Carbohydrates
14%
Macadamia
28%
Chestnut
Fats
350%
Macadamia
6%
Chestnut

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Macadamia Chestnut
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?
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 contains less Sugars?
Chestnut
Chestnut contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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

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. 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.