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Macadamia vs Pecan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Macadamia and Pecan

  • Macadamia has more Vitamin B1, Iron, and Vitamin B3, while Pecan has more Copper, Zinc, Manganese, Phosphorus, and Vitamin E .
  • Pecan covers your daily need of Copper 49% more than Macadamia.
  • Macadamia contains 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Pecan. While Macadamia contains 2.473mg of Vitamin B3, Pecan contains only 1.167mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Pecan is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Nuts, macadamia nuts, raw and Nuts, pecans.

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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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Pecan
Contains more Iron +45.8%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +11.4%
Contains more Copper +58.7%
Contains more Zinc +248.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 121
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 139% 26% 33% 93% 252% 36% 81% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 22% 37% 87% 400% 124% 119% 0%
Contains more Iron +45.8%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +11.4%
Contains more Copper +58.7%
Contains more Zinc +248.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Magnesium - 121

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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Pecan
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +111.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1.1
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 4% 4% 28% 0% 166% 30% 22% 52% 49% 0% 9% 17%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +111.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1.1

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
31
Pecan
Mineral Summary Score
82
Macadamia
110
Pecan

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
55%
Pecan
Carbohydrates
14%
Macadamia
14%
Pecan
Fats
350%
Macadamia
332%
Pecan

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

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Macadamia Pecan
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pecan
Pecan is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pecan
Pecan contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pecan
Pecan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.881g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (10)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Macadamia Pecan Opinion
Calories 718 691 Macadamia
Protein 7.91 9.17 Pecan
Fats 75.77 71.97 Macadamia
Vitamin C 1.2 1.1 Macadamia
Carbs 13.82 13.86 Pecan
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.69 2.53 Macadamia
Calcium 85 70 Macadamia
Potassium 368 410 Pecan
Magnesium 130 121 Macadamia
Sugar 4.57 3.97 Pecan
Fiber 8.6 9.6 Pecan
Copper 0.756 1.2 Pecan
Zinc 1.3 4.53 Pecan
Starch 1.05 0.46 Macadamia
Phosphorus 188 277 Pecan
Sodium 5 0 Pecan
Vitamin A 0 56 Pecan
Vitamin E 0.54 1.4 Pecan
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 1.195 0.66 Macadamia
Vitamin B2 0.162 0.13 Macadamia
Vitamin B3 2.473 1.167 Macadamia
Vitamin B5 0.758 0.863 Pecan
Vitamin B6 0.275 0.21 Macadamia
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.5 Pecan
Folate 11 22 Pecan
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 12.061 6.18 Pecan
Monounsaturated Fat 58.877 40.801 Macadamia
Polyunsaturated fat 1.502 21.614 Pecan
Tryptophan 0.067 0.093 Pecan
Threonine 0.37 0.306 Macadamia
Isoleucine 0.314 0.336 Pecan
Leucine 0.602 0.598 Macadamia
Lysine 0.018 0.287 Pecan
Methionine 0.023 0.183 Pecan
Phenylalanine 0.665 0.426 Macadamia
Valine 0.363 0.411 Pecan
Histidine 0.195 0.262 Pecan
Fructose 0.07 0.04 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 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. Pecan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170182/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.