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Pistachio vs Peanut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pistachio and Peanut different?

  • Pistachio is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Copper, and Phosphorus, while Peanut is higher in Vitamin B3, Folate, Vitamin E , Manganese, Vitamin B5, and Magnesium.
  • Pistachio covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 104% more than Peanut.

Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw and Peanuts, all types, raw types were used in this article.

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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
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3
Peanut
Contains more Calcium +14.1%
Contains more Potassium +45.4%
Contains more Copper +13.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Iron +16.8%
Contains more Magnesium +38.8%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 147% 32% 91% 87% 434% 60% 210% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 172% 28% 63% 120% 382% 90% 162% 3%
Contains more Calcium +14.1%
Contains more Potassium +45.4%
Contains more Copper +13.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Iron +16.8%
Contains more Magnesium +38.8%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%

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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Peanut
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +388.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +828.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +239.8%
Contains more Folate +370.6%
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 0% 0% 167% 0% 160% 32% 227% 107% 81% 0% 0% 180%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +388.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +828.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +239.8%
Contains more Folate +370.6%

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
79
Peanut
Mineral Summary Score
132
Pistachio
127
Peanut

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
155%
Peanut
Carbohydrates
27%
Pistachio
16%
Peanut
Fats
209%
Pistachio
227%
Peanut

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

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Pistachio Peanut
Low Calories diet ok
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 - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.372g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pistachio
Pistachio is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.94g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Peanut Opinion
Calories 560 567 Peanut
Protein 20.16 25.8 Peanut
Fats 45.32 49.24 Peanut
Vitamin C 5.6 0 Pistachio
Carbs 27.17 16.13 Pistachio
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.92 4.58 Peanut
Calcium 105 92 Pistachio
Potassium 1025 705 Pistachio
Magnesium 121 168 Peanut
Sugar 7.66 4.72 Peanut
Fiber 10.6 8.5 Pistachio
Copper 1.3 1.144 Pistachio
Zinc 2.2 3.27 Peanut
Starch 1.67 Pistachio
Phosphorus 490 376 Pistachio
Sodium 1 18 Pistachio
Vitamin A 516 0 Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86 8.33 Peanut
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.87 0.64 Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.16 0.135 Pistachio
Vitamin B3 1.3 12.066 Peanut
Vitamin B5 0.52 1.767 Peanut
Vitamin B6 1.7 0.348 Pistachio
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Peanut
Folate 51 240 Peanut
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 5.907 6.279 Pistachio
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257 24.426 Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38 15.558 Peanut
Tryptophan 0.251 0.25 Pistachio
Threonine 0.684 0.883 Peanut
Isoleucine 0.917 0.907 Pistachio
Leucine 1.604 1.672 Peanut
Lysine 1.138 0.926 Pistachio
Methionine 0.36 0.317 Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092 1.377 Peanut
Valine 1.249 1.082 Pistachio
Histidine 0.512 0.652 Peanut
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. Peanut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172430/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.