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Pistachio vs. Acorns — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pistachio and Acorns different?

  • Pistachio is higher in Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, Potassium, and Magnesium, however, Acorns are richer in Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Pistachio is 90% higher.
  • Pistachio contains 8 times more Vitamin B1 than Acorns. While Pistachio contains 0.87mg of Vitamin B1, Acorns contain only 0.112mg.
  • Acorns have less Saturated Fat.

Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw and Nuts, acorns, raw are the varieties 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 +156.1%
Contains more Iron +396.2%
Contains more Magnesium +95.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +520.3%
Contains more Potassium +90.2%
Contains more Zinc +331.4%
Contains more Copper +109.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Manganese +11.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 147% 87% 210% 91% 1% 60% 434% 157% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 30% 45% 34% 48% 0% 14% 207% 175% 0%
Contains more Calcium +156.1%
Contains more Iron +396.2%
Contains more Magnesium +95.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +520.3%
Contains more Potassium +90.2%
Contains more Zinc +331.4%
Contains more Copper +109.3%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Manganese +11.4%

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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Acorns
Contains more Vitamin A +1223.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +676.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +222%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.5%
Contains more Folate +70.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 31% 58% 0% 19% 218% 37% 25% 32% 393% 39% 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 3% 0% 0% 0% 28% 28% 35% 43% 122% 66% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1223.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +676.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +222%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.5%
Contains more Folate +70.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +227.8%
Contains more Fats +89.9%
Contains more Other +122.4%
Contains more Carbs +50%
Contains more Water +538.4%
20% 45% 27% 4% 3%
Protein: 20.16 g
Fats: 45.32 g
Carbs: 27.17 g
Water: 4.37 g
Other: 2.98 g
6% 24% 41% 28%
Protein: 6.15 g
Fats: 23.86 g
Carbs: 40.75 g
Water: 27.9 g
Other: 1.34 g
Contains more Protein +227.8%
Contains more Fats +89.9%
Contains more Other +122.4%
Contains more Carbs +50%
Contains more Water +538.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +53.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +212.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -47.5%
14% 53% 33%
Saturated Fat: 5.907 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 23.257 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 14.38 g
14% 66% 20%
Saturated Fat: 3.102 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 15.109 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.596 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +53.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +212.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -47.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pistachio Acorns Opinion
Net carbs 16.57g 40.75g Acorns
Protein 20.16g 6.15g Pistachio
Fats 45.32g 23.86g Pistachio
Carbs 27.17g 40.75g Acorns
Calories 560kcal 387kcal Pistachio
Starch 1.67g Pistachio
Fructose 0.24g Pistachio
Sugar 7.66g Acorns
Fiber 10.6g Pistachio
Calcium 105mg 41mg Pistachio
Iron 3.92mg 0.79mg Pistachio
Magnesium 121mg 62mg Pistachio
Phosphorus 490mg 79mg Pistachio
Potassium 1025mg 539mg Pistachio
Sodium 1mg 0mg Acorns
Zinc 2.2mg 0.51mg Pistachio
Copper 1.3mg 0.621mg Pistachio
Manganese 1.2mg 1.337mg Acorns
Selenium 7µg Pistachio
Vitamin A 516IU 39IU Pistachio
Vitamin A RAE 26µg 2µg Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86mg Pistachio
Vitamin C 5.6mg 0mg Pistachio
Vitamin B1 0.87mg 0.112mg Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.16mg 0.118mg Pistachio
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 1.827mg Acorns
Vitamin B5 0.52mg 0.715mg Acorns
Vitamin B6 1.7mg 0.528mg Pistachio
Folate 51µg 87µg Acorns
Tryptophan 0.251mg 0.074mg Pistachio
Threonine 0.684mg 0.236mg Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.917mg 0.285mg Pistachio
Leucine 1.604mg 0.489mg Pistachio
Lysine 1.138mg 0.384mg Pistachio
Methionine 0.36mg 0.103mg Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092mg 0.269mg Pistachio
Valine 1.249mg 0.345mg Pistachio
Histidine 0.512mg 0.17mg Pistachio
Saturated Fat 5.907g 3.102g Acorns
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257g 15.109g Pistachio
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38g 4.596g Pistachio
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 14.091g Pistachio

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pistachio Acorns
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
65%
Pistachio
25%
Acorns
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
125%
Pistachio
56%
Acorns

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pistachio
Pistachio is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pistachio
Pistachio is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Acorns
Acorns is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.66g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Acorns
Acorns contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Acorns
Acorns is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.805g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Acorns
Acorns is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Acorns
Acorns is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Pistachio - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170184/nutrients
  2. Acorns - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170157/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.