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Peanut vs Chestnut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Peanut and Chestnut different?

  • Peanut is richer in Copper, Vitamin B3, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Iron and Vitamin B5, while Chestnut is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Peanut covers your daily need of Copper 75% more than Chestnut.
  • Peanut contains 24 times more Saturated Fat than Chestnut. Peanut contains 6.279g of Saturated Fat, while Chestnut contains 0.26g.

Peanuts, all types, raw and Nuts, chestnuts, european, boiled and steamed 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
Peanut
7
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Contains more Iron +164.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +211.1%
Contains more Copper +142.4%
Contains more Zinc +1208%
Contains more Phosphorus +279.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 715
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 172% 28% 63% 120% 382% 90% 162% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 65% 14% 64% 39% 158% 7% 43% 4%
Contains more Iron +164.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +211.1%
Contains more Copper +142.4%
Contains more Zinc +1208%
Contains more Phosphorus +279.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Potassium - 715

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
Peanut
8
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +332.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1550.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +459.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.4%
Contains more Folate +531.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 89% 2% 0% 0% 37% 24% 14% 19% 54% 0% 0% 29%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +332.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1550.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +459.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.4%
Contains more Folate +531.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
79
Peanut
22
Chestnut
Mineral Summary Score
127
Peanut
49
Chestnut

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 the food
Protein
155%
Peanut
12%
Chestnut
Carbohydrates
16%
Peanut
28%
Chestnut
Fats
227%
Peanut
6%
Chestnut

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Peanut Chestnut
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Peanut Chestnut
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?
Peanut
Peanut contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is cheaper?
Peanut
Peanut is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Peanut
Peanut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peanut
Peanut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chestnut
Chestnut contains less Sugars (difference - 4.72g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.019g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Peanut Chestnut Opinion
Calories 567 131 Peanut
Protein 25.8 2 Peanut
Fats 49.24 1.38 Peanut
Vitamin C 0 26.7 Chestnut
Carbs 16.13 27.76 Chestnut
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.58 1.73 Peanut
Calcium 92 46 Peanut
Potassium 705 715 Chestnut
Magnesium 168 54 Peanut
Sugars 4.72 Chestnut
Fiber 8.5 Peanut
Copper 1.144 0.472 Peanut
Zinc 3.27 0.25 Peanut
Starch
Phosphorus 376 99 Peanut
Sodium 18 27 Peanut
Vitamin A 0 17 Chestnut
Vitamin E 8.33 Peanut
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.64 0.148 Peanut
Vitamin B2 0.135 0.104 Peanut
Vitamin B3 12.066 0.731 Peanut
Vitamin B5 1.767 0.316 Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.233 Peanut
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Peanut
Folate 240 38 Peanut
Trans Fat 0 Chestnut
Saturated Fat 6.279 0.26 Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 24.426 0.476 Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 15.558 0.545 Peanut
Tryptophan 0.25 0.022 Peanut
Threonine 0.883 0.071 Peanut
Isoleucine 0.907 0.079 Peanut
Leucine 1.672 0.118 Peanut
Lysine 0.926 0.118 Peanut
Methionine 0.317 0.047 Peanut
Phenylalanine 1.377 0.084 Peanut
Valine 1.082 0.112 Peanut
Histidine 0.652 0.055 Peanut
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Peanut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172430/nutrients
  2. Chestnut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170168/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.