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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
Contains more Calcium +14.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.3%
Contains more Potassium +45.4%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Copper +13.6%
Contains more Iron +16.8%
Contains more Magnesium +38.8%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 32% 147% 87% 210% 91% 1% 60% 434%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 172% 120% 162% 63% 3% 90% 382%
Contains more Calcium +14.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.3%
Contains more Potassium +45.4%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Copper +13.6%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 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 0% 167% 0% 0% 160% 32% 227% 107% 81% 180% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pistachio Peanut Opinion
Net carbs 16.57g 7.63g Pistachio
Protein 20.16g 25.8g Peanut
Fats 45.32g 49.24g Peanut
Carbs 27.17g 16.13g Pistachio
Calories 560kcal 567kcal Peanut
Starch 1.67g g Pistachio
Fructose 0.24g g Pistachio
Sugar 7.66g 4.72g Peanut
Fiber 10.6g 8.5g Pistachio
Calcium 105mg 92mg Pistachio
Iron 3.92mg 4.58mg Peanut
Magnesium 121mg 168mg Peanut
Phosphorus 490mg 376mg Pistachio
Potassium 1025mg 705mg Pistachio
Sodium 1mg 18mg Pistachio
Zinc 2.2mg 3.27mg Peanut
Copper 1.3mg 1.144mg Pistachio
Vitamin A 516IU 0IU Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86mg 8.33mg Peanut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5.6mg 0mg Pistachio
Vitamin B1 0.87mg 0.64mg Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.16mg 0.135mg Pistachio
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 12.066mg Peanut
Vitamin B5 0.52mg 1.767mg Peanut
Vitamin B6 1.7mg 0.348mg Pistachio
Folate 51µg 240µg Peanut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0µg Peanut
Tryptophan 0.251mg 0.25mg Pistachio
Threonine 0.684mg 0.883mg Peanut
Isoleucine 0.917mg 0.907mg Pistachio
Leucine 1.604mg 1.672mg Peanut
Lysine 1.138mg 0.926mg Pistachio
Methionine 0.36mg 0.317mg Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092mg 1.377mg Peanut
Valine 1.249mg 1.082mg Pistachio
Histidine 0.512mg 0.652mg Peanut
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 5.907g 6.279g Pistachio
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257g 24.426g Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38g 15.558g Peanut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pistachio Peanut
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
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

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 - 15)
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.

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.