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Peanut vs Brazil nut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Peanut and Brazil nut

  • Peanut is higher in Vitamin B3, Folate, Vitamin B5, Manganese, and Iron, yet Brazil nut is higher in Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.
  • Brazil nut covers your daily Selenium needs 3472% more than Peanut.
  • Peanut contains 41 times more Vitamin B3 than Brazil nut. While Peanut contains 12.066mg of Vitamin B3, Brazil nut contains only 0.295mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Peanut is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Peanuts, all types, raw and Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched.

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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
2
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Contains more Iron +88.5%
Contains more Calcium +73.9%
Contains more Magnesium +123.8%
Contains more Copper +52.4%
Contains more Zinc +24.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.8%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Potassium - 659
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 172% 28% 63% 120% 382% 90% 162% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 48% 59% 269% 581% 111% 311% 1%
Contains more Iron +88.5%
Contains more Calcium +73.9%
Contains more Magnesium +123.8%
Contains more Copper +52.4%
Contains more Zinc +24.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.8%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Potassium - 659

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin E +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3990.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +860.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +244.6%
Contains more Folate +990.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.617
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 3% 0% 114% 0% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 0% 0% 17%
Contains more Vitamin E +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3990.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +860.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +244.6%
Contains more Folate +990.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.617

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
28
Brazil nut
Mineral Summary Score
127
Peanut
184
Brazil nut

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
86%
Brazil nut
Carbohydrates
16%
Peanut
12%
Brazil nut
Fats
227%
Peanut
310%
Brazil nut

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Peanut Brazil nut
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 - 9.855g)
Which food is cheaper?
Peanut
Peanut is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peanut
Peanut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.39g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peanut Brazil nut Opinion
Calories 567 659 Brazil nut
Protein 25.8 14.32 Peanut
Fats 49.24 67.1 Brazil nut
Vitamin C 0 0.7 Brazil nut
Carbs 16.13 11.74 Peanut
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.58 2.43 Peanut
Calcium 92 160 Brazil nut
Potassium 705 659 Peanut
Magnesium 168 376 Brazil nut
Sugar 4.72 2.33 Brazil nut
Fiber 8.5 7.5 Peanut
Copper 1.144 1.743 Brazil nut
Zinc 3.27 4.06 Brazil nut
Starch 0.25 Brazil nut
Phosphorus 376 725 Brazil nut
Sodium 18 3 Brazil nut
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 8.33 5.65 Peanut
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.64 0.617 Peanut
Vitamin B2 0.135 0.035 Peanut
Vitamin B3 12.066 0.295 Peanut
Vitamin B5 1.767 0.184 Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.101 Peanut
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 240 22 Peanut
Trans Fat 0 Brazil nut
Saturated Fat 6.279 16.134 Peanut
Monounsaturated Fat 24.426 23.879 Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 15.558 24.399 Brazil nut
Tryptophan 0.25 0.135 Peanut
Threonine 0.883 0.365 Peanut
Isoleucine 0.907 0.518 Peanut
Leucine 1.672 1.19 Peanut
Lysine 0.926 0.49 Peanut
Methionine 0.317 1.124 Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 1.377 0.639 Peanut
Valine 1.082 0.76 Peanut
Histidine 0.652 0.409 Peanut
Fructose 0 Brazil nut

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. Brazil nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170569/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.