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Peanut butter vs Macadamia - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Peanut butter and Macadamia different?

  • Peanut butter is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin E , Phosphorus, Folate, and Vitamin B6, however Macadamia is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Macadamia is 107% higher.
  • Peanut butter contains 17 times more Vitamin E than Macadamia. While Peanut butter contains 9.1mg of Vitamin E , Macadamia contains only 0.54mg.

Peanut butter, smooth style, without salt and Nuts, macadamia nuts, raw 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
Contains more Magnesium +29.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.2%
Contains more Potassium +51.6%
Contains more Zinc +93.1%
Contains more Calcium +73.5%
Contains more Iron +112.1%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Copper +79.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 66% 120% 144% 50% 3% 69% 141%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 26% 139% 93% 81% 33% 1% 36% 252%
Contains more Magnesium +29.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.2%
Contains more Potassium +51.6%
Contains more Zinc +93.1%
Contains more Calcium +73.5%
Contains more Iron +112.1%
Contains less Sodium -70.6%
Contains more Copper +79.1%

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +1585.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.4%
Contains more Folate +690.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +696.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 182% 0% 0% 38% 45% 246% 69% 102% 66% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 11% 0% 4% 299% 38% 47% 46% 64% 9% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +1585.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +430.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.4%
Contains more Folate +690.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +696.7%

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 butter Macadamia
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peanut butter Macadamia Opinion
Net carbs 17.31g 5.22g Peanut butter
Protein 22.21g 7.91g Peanut butter
Fats 51.36g 75.77g Macadamia
Carbs 22.31g 13.82g Peanut butter
Calories 598kcal 718kcal Macadamia
Starch 3.56g 1.05g Peanut butter
Fructose 0.12g 0.07g Peanut butter
Sugar 10.49g 4.57g Macadamia
Fiber 5g 8.6g Macadamia
Calcium 49mg 85mg Macadamia
Iron 1.74mg 3.69mg Macadamia
Magnesium 168mg 130mg Peanut butter
Phosphorus 335mg 188mg Peanut butter
Potassium 558mg 368mg Peanut butter
Sodium 17mg 5mg Macadamia
Zinc 2.51mg 1.3mg Peanut butter
Copper 0.422mg 0.756mg Macadamia
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 9.1mg 0.54mg Peanut butter
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1.2mg Macadamia
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 1.195mg Macadamia
Vitamin B2 0.192mg 0.162mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B3 13.112mg 2.473mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B5 1.137mg 0.758mg Peanut butter
Vitamin B6 0.441mg 0.275mg Peanut butter
Folate 87µg 11µg Peanut butter
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Peanut butter
Tryptophan 0.231mg 0.067mg Peanut butter
Threonine 0.525mg 0.37mg Peanut butter
Isoleucine 0.616mg 0.314mg Peanut butter
Leucine 1.546mg 0.602mg Peanut butter
Lysine 0.681mg 0.018mg Peanut butter
Methionine 0.265mg 0.023mg Peanut butter
Phenylalanine 1.202mg 0.665mg Peanut butter
Valine 0.782mg 0.363mg Peanut butter
Histidine 0.557mg 0.195mg Peanut butter
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.075g g Macadamia
Saturated Fat 10.325g 12.061g Peanut butter
Monounsaturated Fat 25.941g 58.877g Macadamia
Polyunsaturated fat 12.535g 1.502g Peanut butter

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Peanut butter Macadamia
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
62
Peanut butter
43
Macadamia
Mineral Summary Score
76
Peanut butter
82
Macadamia

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
133%
Peanut butter
47%
Macadamia
Carbohydrates
22%
Peanut butter
14%
Macadamia
Fats
237%
Peanut butter
350%
Macadamia

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.736g)
Which food is cheaper?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Peanut butter
Peanut butter is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Macadamia
Macadamia is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Macadamia
Macadamia contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Macadamia
Macadamia is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
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.

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 butter - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172470/nutrients
  2. Macadamia - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170178/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.