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Peanut vs Mixed nuts - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Peanut and Mixed nuts

  • Peanut is richer in Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Copper, Iron, and Vitamin B5, yet Mixed nuts are richer in Selenium, Magnesium, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Mixed nuts is 49% higher.
  • Peanut contains 3 times more Vitamin B1 than Mixed nuts. Peanut contains 0.64mg of Vitamin B1, while Mixed nuts contain 0.189mg.
  • Peanut contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Peanuts, all types, raw and Nuts, mixed nuts, oil roasted, with peanuts, without salt added.

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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
3
:
Contains more Iron +75.5%
Contains more Potassium +11.6%
Contains more Copper +26.1%
Contains more Calcium +27.2%
Contains more Magnesium +36.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.3%
Contains less Sodium -72.2%
Equal in Zinc - 3.36
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 172% 28% 63% 120% 382% 90% 162% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 36% 56% 164% 303% 92% 196% 1%
Contains more Iron +75.5%
Contains more Potassium +11.6%
Contains more Copper +26.1%
Contains more Calcium +27.2%
Contains more Magnesium +36.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.3%
Contains less Sodium -72.2%
Equal in Zinc - 3.36

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +238.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55%
Contains more Folate +189.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 7.82
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.352
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 2% 1% 157% 0% 48% 46% 145% 69% 82% 0% 15% 63%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +238.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55%
Contains more Folate +189.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 7.82
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.352

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
52
Mixed nuts
Mineral Summary Score
127
Peanut
118
Mixed nuts

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
120%
Mixed nuts
Carbohydrates
16%
Peanut
21%
Mixed nuts
Fats
227%
Peanut
249%
Mixed nuts

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

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Peanut Mixed nuts
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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.432g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Peanut
Peanut is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
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 Peanut Mixed nuts Opinion
Calories 567 607 Mixed nuts
Protein 25.8 20.04 Peanut
Fats 49.24 53.95 Mixed nuts
Vitamin C 0 0.5 Mixed nuts
Carbs 16.13 21.05 Mixed nuts
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.58 2.61 Peanut
Calcium 92 117 Mixed nuts
Potassium 705 632 Peanut
Magnesium 168 229 Mixed nuts
Sugar 4.72 4.15 Mixed nuts
Fiber 8.5 7 Peanut
Copper 1.144 0.907 Peanut
Zinc 3.27 3.36 Mixed nuts
Starch 4.2 Mixed nuts
Phosphorus 376 456 Mixed nuts
Sodium 18 5 Mixed nuts
Vitamin A 0 3 Mixed nuts
Vitamin E 8.33 7.82 Peanut
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.64 0.189 Peanut
Vitamin B2 0.135 0.196 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B3 12.066 7.709 Peanut
Vitamin B5 1.767 1.14 Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.352 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 5.7 Mixed nuts
Folate 240 83 Peanut
Trans Fat 0 0.055 Peanut
Saturated Fat 6.279 8.711 Peanut
Monounsaturated Fat 24.426 28.488 Mixed nuts
Polyunsaturated fat 15.558 14.612 Peanut
Tryptophan 0.25 0.22 Peanut
Threonine 0.883 0.703 Peanut
Isoleucine 0.907 0.826 Peanut
Leucine 1.672 1.656 Peanut
Lysine 0.926 0.782 Peanut
Methionine 0.317 0.283 Peanut
Phenylalanine 1.377 1.182 Peanut
Valine 1.082 1.001 Peanut
Histidine 0.652 0.572 Peanut
Fructose 0 Mixed nuts

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. Mixed nuts - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170587/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.