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Pistachio vs. Macaroon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Pistachio and Macaroon

  • The amount of Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Iron, Potassium, Fiber, Magnesium, and Vitamin E in Pistachio is higher than in Macaroon.
  • Pistachio covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 123% more than Macaroon.
  • Macaroon has 44 times less Vitamin B1 than Pistachio. Pistachio has 0.87mg of Vitamin B1, while Macaroon has 0.02mg.
  • Pistachio contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw and Cookies, coconut macaroon.

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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 +2000%
Contains more Iron +378%
Contains more Magnesium +317.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +620.6%
Contains more Potassium +733.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.6%
Contains more Zinc +201.4%
Contains more Copper +383.3%
Equal in Selenium - 6.8
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 2% 31% 21% 30% 11% 32% 20% 90% 0% 38%
Contains more Calcium +2000%
Contains more Iron +378%
Contains more Magnesium +317.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +620.6%
Contains more Potassium +733.3%
Contains less Sodium -99.6%
Contains more Zinc +201.4%
Contains more Copper +383.3%
Equal in Selenium - 6.8

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1405.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +490.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1670.8%
Contains more Folate +1600%
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 0% 4% 0% 0% 5% 14% 5% 0% 23% 3% 0% 5% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1405.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4250%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +490.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1670.8%
Contains more Folate +1600%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +567.5%
Contains more Fats +101%
Contains more Other +74.3%
Contains more Carbs +125.3%
Contains more Water +163.2%
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
3% 23% 61% 12% 2%
Protein: 3.02 g
Fats: 22.55 g
Carbs: 61.22 g
Water: 11.5 g
Other: 1.71 g
Contains more Protein +567.5%
Contains more Fats +101%
Contains more Other +74.3%
Contains more Carbs +125.3%
Contains more Water +163.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1344.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1675.3%
14% 53% 33%
Saturated Fat: 5.907 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 23.257 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 14.38 g
89% 7% 4%
Saturated Fat: 20.099 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.81 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1344.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1675.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pistachio Macaroon Opinion
Net carbs 16.57g 56.12g Macaroon
Protein 20.16g 3.02g Pistachio
Fats 45.32g 22.55g Pistachio
Carbs 27.17g 61.22g Macaroon
Calories 560kcal 460kcal Pistachio
Starch 1.67g Pistachio
Fructose 0.24g Pistachio
Sugar 7.66g 45.16g Pistachio
Fiber 10.6g 5.1g Pistachio
Calcium 105mg 5mg Pistachio
Iron 3.92mg 0.82mg Pistachio
Magnesium 121mg 29mg Pistachio
Phosphorus 490mg 68mg Pistachio
Potassium 1025mg 123mg Pistachio
Sodium 1mg 241mg Pistachio
Zinc 2.2mg 0.73mg Pistachio
Copper 1.3mg 0.269mg Pistachio
Manganese 1.2mg Pistachio
Selenium 7µg 6.8µg Pistachio
Vitamin A 516IU 0IU Pistachio
Vitamin A RAE 26µg 0µg Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86mg 0.19mg Pistachio
Vitamin C 5.6mg 0mg Pistachio
Vitamin B1 0.87mg 0.02mg Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.16mg 0.06mg Pistachio
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 0.22mg Pistachio
Vitamin B5 0.52mg Pistachio
Vitamin B6 1.7mg 0.096mg Pistachio
Folate 51µg 3µg Pistachio
Choline 9.1mg Macaroon
Vitamin K 1.1µg Macaroon
Tryptophan 0.251mg Pistachio
Threonine 0.684mg Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.917mg Pistachio
Leucine 1.604mg Pistachio
Lysine 1.138mg Pistachio
Methionine 0.36mg Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092mg Pistachio
Valine 1.249mg Pistachio
Histidine 0.512mg Pistachio
Saturated Fat 5.907g 20.099g Pistachio
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257g 1.61g Pistachio
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38g 0.81g 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 Macaroon
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
5%
Macaroon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
125%
Pistachio
27%
Macaroon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Sugar (difference - 37.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 240mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 14.192g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in glycemic index (difference - 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 cheaper?
Macaroon
Macaroon 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. Macaroon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171847/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.