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Pistachio vs Almond butter - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pistachio and Almond butter?

  • Pistachio is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, and Copper, yet Almond butter is richer in Vitamin E , Vitamin B2, Manganese, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B3, and Zinc.
  • Almond butter's daily need coverage for Vitamin E is 142% higher.
  • Pistachio has 21 times more Vitamin B1 than Almond butter. Pistachio has 0.87mg of Vitamin B1, while Almond butter has 0.041mg.

We used Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw and Nuts, almond butter, plain, without salt added types in this comparison.

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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 more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Potassium +37%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Copper +39.2%
Contains more Calcium +230.5%
Contains more Magnesium +130.6%
Contains more Zinc +49.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 508
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 147% 87% 210% 91% 1% 60% 434%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 105% 131% 200% 218% 66% 1% 90% 312%
Contains more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Potassium +37%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Contains more Copper +39.2%
Contains more Calcium +230.5%
Contains more Magnesium +130.6%
Contains more Zinc +49.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 508

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 A +51500%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2022%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1550.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +746.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +486.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +142.7%
Equal in Folate - 53
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 31% 58% 0% 19% 218% 37% 25% 32% 393% 39% 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 1% 485% 0% 0% 11% 217% 60% 20% 24% 40% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +51500%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2022%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1550.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +746.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +486.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +142.7%
Equal in Folate - 53

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.
Pistachio Almond butter
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pistachio Almond butter Opinion
Net carbs 16.57g 8.52g Pistachio
Protein 20.16g 20.96g Almond butter
Fats 45.32g 55.5g Almond butter
Carbs 27.17g 18.82g Pistachio
Calories 560kcal 614kcal Almond butter
Starch 1.67g 0.08g Pistachio
Fructose 0.24g 0g Pistachio
Sugar 7.66g 4.43g Almond butter
Fiber 10.6g 10.3g Pistachio
Calcium 105mg 347mg Almond butter
Iron 3.92mg 3.49mg Pistachio
Magnesium 121mg 279mg Almond butter
Phosphorus 490mg 508mg Almond butter
Potassium 1025mg 748mg Pistachio
Sodium 1mg 7mg Pistachio
Zinc 2.2mg 3.29mg Almond butter
Copper 1.3mg 0.934mg Pistachio
Vitamin A 516IU 1IU Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86mg 24.21mg Almond butter
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.6mg 0mg Pistachio
Vitamin B1 0.87mg 0.041mg Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.16mg 0.939mg Almond butter
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 3.155mg Almond butter
Vitamin B5 0.52mg 0.318mg Pistachio
Vitamin B6 1.7mg 0.103mg Pistachio
Folate 51µg 53µg Almond butter
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Almond butter
Tryptophan 0.251mg 0.159mg Pistachio
Threonine 0.684mg 0.555mg Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.917mg 0.813mg Pistachio
Leucine 1.604mg 1.483mg Pistachio
Lysine 1.138mg 0.612mg Pistachio
Methionine 0.36mg 0.122mg Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092mg 1.149mg Almond butter
Valine 1.249mg 0.937mg Pistachio
Histidine 0.512mg 0.55mg Almond butter
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Almond butter
Saturated Fat 5.907g 4.152g Almond butter
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257g 32.445g Almond butter
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38g 13.613g Pistachio

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pistachio Almond butter
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
71
Pistachio
71
Almond butter
Mineral Summary Score
132
Pistachio
140
Almond butter

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
121%
Pistachio
126%
Almond butter
Carbohydrates
27%
Pistachio
19%
Almond butter
Fats
209%
Pistachio
256%
Almond butter

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pistachio
Pistachio is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Almond butter
Almond butter is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Almond butter
Almond butter is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.755g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Almond butter
Almond butter is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.

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. Pistachio - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170184/nutrients
  2. Almond butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168588/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.