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

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 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 2% 0% 0% 89% 37% 24% 14% 19% 54% 29% 0% 0%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pistachio Chestnut Opinion
Net carbs 16.57g 27.76g Chestnut
Protein 20.16g 2g Pistachio
Fats 45.32g 1.38g Pistachio
Carbs 27.17g 27.76g Chestnut
Calories 560kcal 131kcal Pistachio
Starch 1.67g g Pistachio
Fructose 0.24g g Pistachio
Sugar 7.66g g Chestnut
Fiber 10.6g g Pistachio
Calcium 105mg 46mg Pistachio
Iron 3.92mg 1.73mg Pistachio
Magnesium 121mg 54mg Pistachio
Phosphorus 490mg 99mg Pistachio
Potassium 1025mg 715mg Pistachio
Sodium 1mg 27mg Pistachio
Zinc 2.2mg 0.25mg Pistachio
Copper 1.3mg 0.472mg Pistachio
Vitamin A 516IU 17IU Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86mg mg Pistachio
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.6mg 26.7mg Chestnut
Vitamin B1 0.87mg 0.148mg Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.16mg 0.104mg Pistachio
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.731mg Pistachio
Vitamin B5 0.52mg 0.316mg Pistachio
Vitamin B6 1.7mg 0.233mg Pistachio
Folate 51µg 38µg Pistachio
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.251mg 0.022mg Pistachio
Threonine 0.684mg 0.071mg Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.917mg 0.079mg Pistachio
Leucine 1.604mg 0.118mg Pistachio
Lysine 1.138mg 0.118mg Pistachio
Methionine 0.36mg 0.047mg Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092mg 0.084mg Pistachio
Valine 1.249mg 0.112mg Pistachio
Histidine 0.512mg 0.055mg Pistachio
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Chestnut
Saturated Fat 5.907g 0.26g Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257g 0.476g Pistachio
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38g 0.545g Pistachio

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pistachio Chestnut
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
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

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 - 26)
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)

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.