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Pistachio vs Chocolate - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pistachio and Chocolate

  • Pistachio has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin E , Fiber, and Potassium, while Chocolate has more Iron, and Vitamin B12.
  • Pistachio covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 128% more than Chocolate.
  • Pistachio contains 35 times more Vitamin B1 than Chocolate. While Pistachio contains 0.87mg of Vitamin B1, Chocolate contains only 0.025mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Pistachio is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw and Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids.

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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 +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.9%
Contains more Potassium +83.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Copper +26.5%
Contains more Iron +104.6%
Contains more Magnesium +20.7%
Equal in Zinc - 2.01
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 147% 87% 210% 91% 1% 60% 434%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 301% 105% 89% 50% 4% 55% 343%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.9%
Contains more Potassium +83.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Copper +26.5%
Contains more Iron +104.6%
Contains more Magnesium +20.7%
Equal in Zinc - 2.01

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 +932%
Contains more Vitamin E +429.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3380%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3947.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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 3% 11% 0% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 0% 29% 21%
Contains more Vitamin A +932%
Contains more Vitamin E +429.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3380%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3947.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pistachio Chocolate Opinion
Net carbs 16.57g 54.17g Chocolate
Protein 20.16g 4.88g Pistachio
Fats 45.32g 31.28g Pistachio
Carbs 27.17g 61.17g Chocolate
Calories 560kcal 546kcal Pistachio
Starch 1.67g g Pistachio
Fructose 0.24g 0g Pistachio
Sugar 7.66g 47.9g Pistachio
Fiber 10.6g 7g Pistachio
Calcium 105mg 56mg Pistachio
Iron 3.92mg 8.02mg Chocolate
Magnesium 121mg 146mg Chocolate
Phosphorus 490mg 206mg Pistachio
Potassium 1025mg 559mg Pistachio
Sodium 1mg 24mg Pistachio
Zinc 2.2mg 2.01mg Pistachio
Copper 1.3mg 1.028mg Pistachio
Vitamin A 516IU 50IU Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86mg 0.54mg Pistachio
Vitamin D 0IU IU Pistachio
Vitamin D 0µg µg Pistachio
Vitamin C 5.6mg mg Pistachio
Vitamin B1 0.87mg 0.025mg Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.16mg 0.05mg Pistachio
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.725mg Pistachio
Vitamin B5 0.52mg 0.297mg Pistachio
Vitamin B6 1.7mg 0.042mg Pistachio
Folate 51µg µg Pistachio
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.23µg Chocolate
Vitamin K µg 8.1µg Chocolate
Tryptophan 0.251mg mg Pistachio
Threonine 0.684mg mg Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.917mg mg Pistachio
Leucine 1.604mg mg Pistachio
Lysine 1.138mg mg Pistachio
Methionine 0.36mg mg Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092mg mg Pistachio
Valine 1.249mg mg Pistachio
Histidine 0.512mg mg Pistachio
Cholesterol 0mg 8mg Pistachio
Trans Fat 0g 0.112g Pistachio
Saturated Fat 5.907g 18.519g Pistachio
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257g 9.54g Pistachio
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38g 1.092g Pistachio

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pistachio Chocolate
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
10
Chocolate
Mineral Summary Score
132
Pistachio
120
Chocolate

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
29%
Chocolate
Carbohydrates
27%
Pistachio
61%
Chocolate
Fats
209%
Pistachio
144%
Chocolate

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Sugar (difference - 40.24g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.612g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pistachio
Pistachio is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chocolate
Chocolate is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Chocolate
Chocolate is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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.

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. Chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/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.