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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
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +164.7%
Contains more Magnesium +211.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +279.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +1208%
Contains more Copper +142.4%
Equal in Potassium - 715
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 172% 120% 162% 63% 3% 90% 382%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 65% 39% 43% 64% 4% 7% 158%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +164.7%
Contains more Magnesium +211.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +279.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +1208%
Contains more Copper +142.4%
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
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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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 89% 37% 24% 14% 19% 54% 29% 0% 0%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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.
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 Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peanut Chestnut Opinion
Net carbs 7.63g 27.76g Chestnut
Protein 25.8g 2g Peanut
Fats 49.24g 1.38g Peanut
Carbs 16.13g 27.76g Chestnut
Calories 567kcal 131kcal Peanut
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.72g g Chestnut
Fiber 8.5g g Peanut
Calcium 92mg 46mg Peanut
Iron 4.58mg 1.73mg Peanut
Magnesium 168mg 54mg Peanut
Phosphorus 376mg 99mg Peanut
Potassium 705mg 715mg Chestnut
Sodium 18mg 27mg Peanut
Zinc 3.27mg 0.25mg Peanut
Copper 1.144mg 0.472mg Peanut
Vitamin A 0IU 17IU Chestnut
Vitamin E 8.33mg mg Peanut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 26.7mg Chestnut
Vitamin B1 0.64mg 0.148mg Peanut
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.104mg Peanut
Vitamin B3 12.066mg 0.731mg Peanut
Vitamin B5 1.767mg 0.316mg Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.233mg Peanut
Folate 240µg 38µg Peanut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg µg Peanut
Tryptophan 0.25mg 0.022mg Peanut
Threonine 0.883mg 0.071mg Peanut
Isoleucine 0.907mg 0.079mg Peanut
Leucine 1.672mg 0.118mg Peanut
Lysine 0.926mg 0.118mg Peanut
Methionine 0.317mg 0.047mg Peanut
Phenylalanine 1.377mg 0.084mg Peanut
Valine 1.082mg 0.112mg Peanut
Histidine 0.652mg 0.055mg Peanut
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Chestnut
Saturated Fat 6.279g 0.26g Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 24.426g 0.476g Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 15.558g 0.545g Peanut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Peanut Chestnut
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
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 food.
Protein
155%
Peanut
12%
Chestnut
Carbohydrates
16%
Peanut
28%
Chestnut
Fats
227%
Peanut
6%
Chestnut

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 is lower in Sugar?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.