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Pistachio vs Chestnut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pistachio and Chestnut

  • Pistachio has more Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, and Manganese, however Chestnut is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Pistachio's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 113% more.
  • Pistachio contains 23 times more Saturated Fat than Chestnut. Pistachio contains 5.907g of Saturated Fat, while Chestnut contains 0.26g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw and Nuts, chestnuts, european, boiled and steamed.

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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 +126.6%
Contains more Calcium +128.3%
Contains more Potassium +43.4%
Contains more Magnesium +124.1%
Contains more Copper +175.4%
Contains more Zinc +780%
Contains more Phosphorus +394.9%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 147% 32% 91% 87% 434% 60% 210% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 65% 14% 64% 39% 158% 7% 43% 4%
Contains more Iron +126.6%
Contains more Calcium +128.3%
Contains more Potassium +43.4%
Contains more Magnesium +124.1%
Contains more Copper +175.4%
Contains more Zinc +780%
Contains more Phosphorus +394.9%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%

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 +2935.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +487.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +629.6%
Contains more Folate +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +376.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 19% 31% 58% 0% 218% 37% 25% 32% 393% 0% 0% 39%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 89% 2% 0% 0% 37% 24% 14% 19% 54% 0% 0% 29%
Contains more Vitamin A +2935.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +487.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +629.6%
Contains more Folate +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +376.8%

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
22
Chestnut
Mineral Summary Score
132
Pistachio
49
Chestnut

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
12%
Chestnut
Carbohydrates
27%
Pistachio
28%
Chestnut
Fats
209%
Pistachio
6%
Chestnut

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

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Pistachio Chestnut
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Pistachio
Pistachio is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.66g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.647g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pistachio Chestnut Opinion
Calories 560 131 Pistachio
Protein 20.16 2 Pistachio
Fats 45.32 1.38 Pistachio
Vitamin C 5.6 26.7 Chestnut
Carbs 27.17 27.76 Chestnut
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.92 1.73 Pistachio
Calcium 105 46 Pistachio
Potassium 1025 715 Pistachio
Magnesium 121 54 Pistachio
Sugar 7.66 Chestnut
Fiber 10.6 Pistachio
Copper 1.3 0.472 Pistachio
Zinc 2.2 0.25 Pistachio
Starch 1.67 Pistachio
Phosphorus 490 99 Pistachio
Sodium 1 27 Pistachio
Vitamin A 516 17 Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86 Pistachio
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.87 0.148 Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.16 0.104 Pistachio
Vitamin B3 1.3 0.731 Pistachio
Vitamin B5 0.52 0.316 Pistachio
Vitamin B6 1.7 0.233 Pistachio
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 51 38 Pistachio
Trans Fat 0 Chestnut
Saturated Fat 5.907 0.26 Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257 0.476 Pistachio
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38 0.545 Pistachio
Tryptophan 0.251 0.022 Pistachio
Threonine 0.684 0.071 Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.917 0.079 Pistachio
Leucine 1.604 0.118 Pistachio
Lysine 1.138 0.118 Pistachio
Methionine 0.36 0.047 Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092 0.084 Pistachio
Valine 1.249 0.112 Pistachio
Histidine 0.512 0.055 Pistachio
Fructose 0.24 Pistachio

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. Chestnut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170168/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.