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Pecan vs. Acorns — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Pecan and Acorns

  • Pecan has more Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Phosphorus, Iron, and Magnesium, however, Acorns are richer in Vitamin B6, and Folate.
  • Pecan covers your daily Manganese needs 138% more than Acorns.
  • Acorns have 9 times less Zinc than Pecan. Pecan has 4.53mg of Zinc, while Acorns have 0.51mg.
  • Acorns contain less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Nuts, pecans and Nuts, acorns, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Pecan
8
:
1
Acorns
Contains more Calcium +70.7%
Contains more Iron +220.3%
Contains more Magnesium +95.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +250.6%
Contains more Zinc +788.2%
Contains more Copper +93.2%
Contains more Manganese +236.6%
Contains more Potassium +31.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 95% 87% 119% 37% 0% 124% 400% 587% 21%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 30% 45% 34% 48% 0% 14% 207% 175% 0%
Contains more Calcium +70.7%
Contains more Iron +220.3%
Contains more Magnesium +95.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +250.6%
Contains more Zinc +788.2%
Contains more Copper +93.2%
Contains more Manganese +236.6%
Contains more Potassium +31.5%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Pecan
9
:
3
Acorns
Contains more Vitamin A +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +489.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +56.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.4%
Contains more Folate +295.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.118
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 28% 0% 4% 166% 30% 22% 52% 49% 17% 0% 23% 9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 28% 28% 35% 43% 122% 66% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +489.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +56.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.4%
Contains more Folate +295.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.118

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Pecan
3
:
2
Acorns
Contains more Protein +49.1%
Contains more Fats +201.6%
Contains more Other +10.4%
Contains more Carbs +194%
Contains more Water +692.6%
Equal in Other - 1.34
9% 72% 14% 4%
Protein: 9.17 g
Fats: 71.97 g
Carbs: 13.86 g
Water: 3.52 g
Other: 1.48 g
6% 24% 41% 28%
Protein: 6.15 g
Fats: 23.86 g
Carbs: 40.75 g
Water: 27.9 g
Other: 1.34 g
Contains more Protein +49.1%
Contains more Fats +201.6%
Contains more Other +10.4%
Contains more Carbs +194%
Contains more Water +692.6%
Equal in Other - 1.34

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Pecan
2
:
1
Acorns
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +170%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +370.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -49.8%
9% 59% 32%
Saturated Fat: 6.18 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 40.801 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 21.614 g
14% 66% 20%
Saturated Fat: 3.102 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 15.109 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.596 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +170%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +370.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -49.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pecan Acorns
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pecan Acorns Opinion
Net carbs 4.26g 40.75g Acorns
Protein 9.17g 6.15g Pecan
Fats 71.97g 23.86g Pecan
Carbs 13.86g 40.75g Acorns
Calories 691kcal 387kcal Pecan
Starch 0.46g Pecan
Fructose 0.04g Pecan
Sugar 3.97g Acorns
Fiber 9.6g Pecan
Calcium 70mg 41mg Pecan
Iron 2.53mg 0.79mg Pecan
Magnesium 121mg 62mg Pecan
Phosphorus 277mg 79mg Pecan
Potassium 410mg 539mg Acorns
Zinc 4.53mg 0.51mg Pecan
Copper 1.2mg 0.621mg Pecan
Manganese 4.5mg 1.337mg Pecan
Selenium 3.8µg Pecan
Vitamin A 56IU 39IU Pecan
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 2µg Pecan
Vitamin E 1.4mg Pecan
Vitamin C 1.1mg 0mg Pecan
Vitamin B1 0.66mg 0.112mg Pecan
Vitamin B2 0.13mg 0.118mg Pecan
Vitamin B3 1.167mg 1.827mg Acorns
Vitamin B5 0.863mg 0.715mg Pecan
Vitamin B6 0.21mg 0.528mg Acorns
Folate 22µg 87µg Acorns
Choline 40.5mg Pecan
Vitamin K 3.5µg Pecan
Tryptophan 0.093mg 0.074mg Pecan
Threonine 0.306mg 0.236mg Pecan
Isoleucine 0.336mg 0.285mg Pecan
Leucine 0.598mg 0.489mg Pecan
Lysine 0.287mg 0.384mg Acorns
Methionine 0.183mg 0.103mg Pecan
Phenylalanine 0.426mg 0.269mg Pecan
Valine 0.411mg 0.345mg Pecan
Histidine 0.262mg 0.17mg Pecan
Saturated Fat 6.18g 3.102g Acorns
Monounsaturated Fat 40.801g 15.109g Pecan
Polyunsaturated fat 21.614g 4.596g Pecan

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pecan Acorns
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
31%
Pecan
25%
Acorns
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
149%
Pecan
56%
Acorns

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pecan
Pecan is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pecan
Pecan is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Acorns
Acorns is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.97g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Acorns
Acorns is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.078g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Acorns
Acorns is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Acorns
Acorns is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (0 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pecan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170182/nutrients
  2. Acorns - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170157/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.