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Pistachio vs Hazelnut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pistachio and Hazelnut

  • Pistachio is higher in Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Potassium, however Hazelnut is richer in Manganese, Vitamin E , Copper, Folate, Magnesium, and Iron.
  • Hazelnut's daily need coverage for Manganese is 216% higher.
  • Pistachio has 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Hazelnut. While Pistachio has 1.7mg of Vitamin B6, Hazelnut has only 0.563mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw and Nuts, hazelnuts or filberts.

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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 Potassium +50.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains more Iron +19.9%
Contains more Magnesium +34.7%
Contains more Copper +32.7%
Contains more Zinc +11.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Calcium - 114
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 147% 32% 91% 87% 434% 60% 210% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 177% 35% 60% 117% 575% 67% 125% 0%
Contains more Potassium +50.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains more Iron +19.9%
Contains more Magnesium +34.7%
Contains more Copper +32.7%
Contains more Zinc +11.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Calcium - 114

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 +2480%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +202%
Contains more Vitamin C +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +425.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.5%
Contains more Folate +121.6%
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 21% 2% 301% 0% 161% 27% 34% 56% 130% 0% 36% 85%
Contains more Vitamin A +2480%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +202%
Contains more Vitamin C +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +425.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.5%
Contains more Folate +121.6%

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
Hazelnut
Mineral Summary Score
132
Pistachio
144
Hazelnut

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
90%
Hazelnut
Carbohydrates
27%
Pistachio
17%
Hazelnut
Fats
209%
Pistachio
280%
Hazelnut

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

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Pistachio Hazelnut
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Pistachio
Pistachio is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.32g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Hazelnut
Hazelnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.443g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (15)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pistachio Hazelnut Opinion
Calories 560 628 Hazelnut
Protein 20.16 14.95 Pistachio
Fats 45.32 60.75 Hazelnut
Vitamin C 5.6 6.3 Hazelnut
Carbs 27.17 16.7 Pistachio
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.92 4.7 Hazelnut
Calcium 105 114 Hazelnut
Potassium 1025 680 Pistachio
Magnesium 121 163 Hazelnut
Sugar 7.66 4.34 Hazelnut
Fiber 10.6 9.7 Pistachio
Copper 1.3 1.725 Hazelnut
Zinc 2.2 2.45 Hazelnut
Starch 1.67 0.48 Pistachio
Phosphorus 490 290 Pistachio
Sodium 1 0 Hazelnut
Vitamin A 516 20 Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86 15.03 Hazelnut
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.87 0.643 Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.16 0.113 Pistachio
Vitamin B3 1.3 1.8 Hazelnut
Vitamin B5 0.52 0.918 Hazelnut
Vitamin B6 1.7 0.563 Pistachio
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 14.2 Hazelnut
Folate 51 113 Hazelnut
Trans Fat 0 Hazelnut
Saturated Fat 5.907 4.464 Hazelnut
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257 45.652 Hazelnut
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38 7.92 Pistachio
Tryptophan 0.251 0.193 Pistachio
Threonine 0.684 0.497 Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.917 0.545 Pistachio
Leucine 1.604 1.063 Pistachio
Lysine 1.138 0.42 Pistachio
Methionine 0.36 0.221 Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092 0.663 Pistachio
Valine 1.249 0.701 Pistachio
Histidine 0.512 0.432 Pistachio
Fructose 0.24 0.07 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. Hazelnut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170581/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.