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Macadamia vs. Ginkgo nuts — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Macadamia and Ginkgo nuts different?

  • Macadamia is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5, while Ginkgo nuts are higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, and Folate.
  • Macadamia covers your daily need of Manganese 175% more than Ginkgo nuts.
  • Macadamia contains 38 times more Saturated Fat than Ginkgo nuts. Macadamia contains 12.061g of Saturated Fat, while Ginkgo nuts contain 0.319g.

Nuts, macadamia nuts, raw and Nuts, ginkgo nuts, raw 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +4150%
Contains more Iron +269%
Contains more Magnesium +381.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.6%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Zinc +282.4%
Contains more Copper +175.9%
Contains more Manganese +3555.8%
Contains more Potassium +38.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 26% 139% 93% 81% 33% 1% 36% 252% 539% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 38% 20% 54% 45% 1% 10% 92% 15% 0%
Contains more Calcium +4150%
Contains more Iron +269%
Contains more Magnesium +381.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.6%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Zinc +282.4%
Contains more Copper +175.9%
Contains more Manganese +3555.8%
Contains more Potassium +38.6%

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 B1 +443.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +373.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +142.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.3%
Contains more Folate +390.9%
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% 38% 47% 46% 64% 9% 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 34% 0% 0% 50% 56% 21% 113% 10% 76% 41% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +443.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +373.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +142.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.3%
Contains more Folate +390.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +83.1%
Contains more Fats +4410.1%
Contains more Carbs +172.1%
Contains more Water +3958.8%
Equal in Other - 1.2
8% 76% 14%
Protein: 7.91 g
Fats: 75.77 g
Carbs: 13.82 g
Water: 1.36 g
Other: 1.14 g
4% 2% 38% 55%
Protein: 4.32 g
Fats: 1.68 g
Carbs: 37.6 g
Water: 55.2 g
Other: 1.2 g
Contains more Protein +83.1%
Contains more Fats +4410.1%
Contains more Carbs +172.1%
Contains more Water +3958.8%
Equal in Other - 1.2

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +9411.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +143%
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.4%
17% 81% 2%
Saturated Fat: 12.061 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 58.877 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.502 g
21% 40% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.319 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.619 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.618 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +9411.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +143%
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Macadamia Ginkgo nuts Opinion
Net carbs 5.22g 37.6g Ginkgo nuts
Protein 7.91g 4.32g Macadamia
Fats 75.77g 1.68g Macadamia
Carbs 13.82g 37.6g Ginkgo nuts
Calories 718kcal 182kcal Macadamia
Starch 1.05g Macadamia
Fructose 0.07g Macadamia
Sugar 4.57g Ginkgo nuts
Fiber 8.6g Macadamia
Calcium 85mg 2mg Macadamia
Iron 3.69mg 1mg Macadamia
Magnesium 130mg 27mg Macadamia
Phosphorus 188mg 124mg Macadamia
Potassium 368mg 510mg Ginkgo nuts
Sodium 5mg 7mg Macadamia
Zinc 1.3mg 0.34mg Macadamia
Copper 0.756mg 0.274mg Macadamia
Manganese 4.131mg 0.113mg Macadamia
Selenium 3.6µg Macadamia
Vitamin A 0IU 558IU Ginkgo nuts
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 28µg Ginkgo nuts
Vitamin E 0.54mg Macadamia
Vitamin C 1.2mg 15mg Ginkgo nuts
Vitamin B1 1.195mg 0.22mg Macadamia
Vitamin B2 0.162mg 0.09mg Macadamia
Vitamin B3 2.473mg 6mg Ginkgo nuts
Vitamin B5 0.758mg 0.16mg Macadamia
Vitamin B6 0.275mg 0.328mg Ginkgo nuts
Folate 11µg 54µg Ginkgo nuts
Tryptophan 0.067mg 0.071mg Ginkgo nuts
Threonine 0.37mg 0.268mg Macadamia
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.209mg Macadamia
Leucine 0.602mg 0.316mg Macadamia
Lysine 0.018mg 0.206mg Ginkgo nuts
Methionine 0.023mg 0.055mg Ginkgo nuts
Phenylalanine 0.665mg 0.171mg Macadamia
Valine 0.363mg 0.283mg Macadamia
Histidine 0.195mg 0.102mg Macadamia
Saturated Fat 12.061g 0.319g Ginkgo nuts
Monounsaturated Fat 58.877g 0.619g Macadamia
Polyunsaturated fat 1.502g 0.618g Macadamia

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Macadamia Ginkgo nuts
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
31%
Ginkgo nuts
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
122%
Macadamia
27%
Ginkgo nuts

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Macadamia
Macadamia is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Macadamia
Macadamia contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginkgo nuts
Ginkgo nuts is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.57g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ginkgo nuts
Ginkgo nuts is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.742g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginkgo nuts
Ginkgo nuts is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Ginkgo nuts
Ginkgo nuts is cheaper (difference - $3)
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. Ginkgo nuts - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170584/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.