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Peanut vs Pecan - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Peanut and Pecan different?

  • Peanut is higher in Vitamin B3, Folate, Vitamin E , Iron, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, however Pecan is richer in Manganese, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Pecan is 112% higher.
  • Peanut contains 11 times more Folate than Pecan. While Peanut contains 240µg of Folate, Pecan contains only 22µg.

Peanuts, all types, raw and Nuts, pecans are the varieties 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
5
:
3
Pecan
Contains more Iron +81%
Contains more Calcium +31.4%
Contains more Potassium +72%
Contains more Magnesium +38.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains more Zinc +38.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Copper - 1.2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 172% 28% 63% 120% 382% 90% 162% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 22% 37% 87% 400% 124% 119% 0%
Contains more Iron +81%
Contains more Calcium +31.4%
Contains more Potassium +72%
Contains more Magnesium +38.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains more Zinc +38.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Equal in Copper - 1.2

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
6
:
4
Pecan
Contains more Vitamin E +495%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +933.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.7%
Contains more Folate +990.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.66
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.13
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 4% 4% 28% 0% 166% 30% 22% 52% 49% 0% 9% 17%
Contains more Vitamin E +495%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +933.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.7%
Contains more Folate +990.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.66
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.13

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
31
Pecan
Mineral Summary Score
127
Peanut
110
Pecan

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
55%
Pecan
Carbohydrates
16%
Peanut
14%
Pecan
Fats
227%
Peanut
332%
Pecan

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Peanut Pecan
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 Sugar?
Pecan
Pecan is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.75g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pecan
Pecan contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pecan
Pecan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.099g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pecan
Pecan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Pecan Opinion
Calories 567 691 Pecan
Protein 25.8 9.17 Peanut
Fats 49.24 71.97 Pecan
Vitamin C 0 1.1 Pecan
Carbs 16.13 13.86 Peanut
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.58 2.53 Peanut
Calcium 92 70 Peanut
Potassium 705 410 Peanut
Magnesium 168 121 Peanut
Sugar 4.72 3.97 Pecan
Fiber 8.5 9.6 Pecan
Copper 1.144 1.2 Pecan
Zinc 3.27 4.53 Pecan
Starch 0.46 Pecan
Phosphorus 376 277 Peanut
Sodium 18 0 Pecan
Vitamin A 0 56 Pecan
Vitamin E 8.33 1.4 Peanut
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.64 0.66 Pecan
Vitamin B2 0.135 0.13 Peanut
Vitamin B3 12.066 1.167 Peanut
Vitamin B5 1.767 0.863 Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.348 0.21 Peanut
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 3.5 Pecan
Folate 240 22 Peanut
Trans Fat 0 Pecan
Saturated Fat 6.279 6.18 Pecan
Monounsaturated Fat 24.426 40.801 Pecan
Polyunsaturated fat 15.558 21.614 Pecan
Tryptophan 0.25 0.093 Peanut
Threonine 0.883 0.306 Peanut
Isoleucine 0.907 0.336 Peanut
Leucine 1.672 0.598 Peanut
Lysine 0.926 0.287 Peanut
Methionine 0.317 0.183 Peanut
Phenylalanine 1.377 0.426 Peanut
Valine 1.082 0.411 Peanut
Histidine 0.652 0.262 Peanut
Fructose 0.04 Pecan

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. Pecan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170182/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.