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Macadamia vs Peanut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Macadamia and Peanut different?

  • Macadamia is richer in Manganese, and Vitamin B1, while Peanut is higher in Vitamin B3, Folate, Vitamin E , Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Zinc.
  • Macadamia covers your daily need of Manganese 96% more than Peanut.
  • Macadamia contains 2 times more Saturated Fat than Peanut. Macadamia contains 12.061g of Saturated Fat, while Peanut contains 6.279g.

Nuts, macadamia nuts, raw and Peanuts, all types, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains less Sodium -72.2%
Contains more Iron +24.1%
Contains more Magnesium +29.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +91.6%
Contains more Zinc +151.5%
Contains more Copper +51.3%
Equal in Calcium - 92
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 26% 139% 93% 81% 33% 1% 36% 252%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 172% 120% 162% 63% 3% 90% 382%
Contains less Sodium -72.2%
Contains more Iron +24.1%
Contains more Magnesium +29.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +91.6%
Contains more Zinc +151.5%
Contains more Copper +51.3%
Equal in Calcium - 92

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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Peanut
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin E +1442.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +387.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.5%
Contains more Folate +2081.8%
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 0% 167% 0% 0% 160% 32% 227% 107% 81% 180% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin E +1442.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +387.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +133.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.5%
Contains more Folate +2081.8%

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 Peanut
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Macadamia Peanut Opinion
Net carbs 5.22g 7.63g Peanut
Protein 7.91g 25.8g Peanut
Fats 75.77g 49.24g Macadamia
Carbs 13.82g 16.13g Peanut
Calories 718kcal 567kcal Macadamia
Starch 1.05g g Macadamia
Fructose 0.07g g Macadamia
Sugar 4.57g 4.72g Macadamia
Fiber 8.6g 8.5g Macadamia
Calcium 85mg 92mg Peanut
Iron 3.69mg 4.58mg Peanut
Magnesium 130mg 168mg Peanut
Phosphorus 188mg 376mg Peanut
Potassium 368mg 705mg Peanut
Sodium 5mg 18mg Macadamia
Zinc 1.3mg 3.27mg Peanut
Copper 0.756mg 1.144mg Peanut
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.54mg 8.33mg Peanut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.2mg 0mg Macadamia
Vitamin B1 1.195mg 0.64mg Macadamia
Vitamin B2 0.162mg 0.135mg Macadamia
Vitamin B3 2.473mg 12.066mg Peanut
Vitamin B5 0.758mg 1.767mg Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.275mg 0.348mg Peanut
Folate 11µg 240µg Peanut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Peanut
Tryptophan 0.067mg 0.25mg Peanut
Threonine 0.37mg 0.883mg Peanut
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.907mg Peanut
Leucine 0.602mg 1.672mg Peanut
Lysine 0.018mg 0.926mg Peanut
Methionine 0.023mg 0.317mg Peanut
Phenylalanine 0.665mg 1.377mg Peanut
Valine 0.363mg 1.082mg Peanut
Histidine 0.195mg 0.652mg Peanut
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Macadamia
Saturated Fat 12.061g 6.279g Peanut
Monounsaturated Fat 58.877g 24.426g Macadamia
Polyunsaturated fat 1.502g 15.558g Peanut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Macadamia Peanut
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
79
Peanut
Mineral Summary Score
82
Macadamia
127
Peanut

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
155%
Peanut
Carbohydrates
14%
Macadamia
16%
Peanut
Fats
350%
Macadamia
227%
Peanut

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.782g)
Which food is cheaper?
Peanut
Peanut is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peanut
Peanut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Macadamia
Macadamia is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.15g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Macadamia
Macadamia contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Macadamia
Macadamia is lower in glycemic index (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

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. Peanut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172430/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.