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Pecan vs Chestnut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pecan and Chestnut

  • Pecan has more Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, and Iron, while Chestnut has more Vitamin C.
  • Pecan covers your daily need of Manganese 159% more than Chestnut.
  • Pecan contains 24 times more Saturated Fat than Chestnut. While Pecan contains 6.18g of Saturated Fat, Chestnut contains only 0.26g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Nuts, pecans and Nuts, chestnuts, european, boiled and steamed.

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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
Pecan
7
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Contains more Calcium +52.2%
Contains more Iron +46.2%
Contains more Magnesium +124.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +179.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +1712%
Contains more Copper +154.2%
Contains more Potassium +74.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 95% 87% 119% 37% 0% 124% 400%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 14% 65% 39% 43% 64% 4% 7% 158%
Contains more Calcium +52.2%
Contains more Iron +46.2%
Contains more Magnesium +124.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +179.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +1712%
Contains more Copper +154.2%
Contains more Potassium +74.4%

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
Pecan
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +229.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +345.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +2327.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 28% 0% 4% 166% 30% 22% 52% 49% 17% 0% 9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 89% 37% 24% 14% 19% 54% 29% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +229.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +345.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +2327.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11%
Contains more Folate +72.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pecan Chestnut Opinion
Net carbs 4.26g 27.76g Chestnut
Protein 9.17g 2g Pecan
Fats 71.97g 1.38g Pecan
Carbs 13.86g 27.76g Chestnut
Calories 691kcal 131kcal Pecan
Starch 0.46g g Pecan
Fructose 0.04g g Pecan
Sugar 3.97g g Chestnut
Fiber 9.6g g Pecan
Calcium 70mg 46mg Pecan
Iron 2.53mg 1.73mg Pecan
Magnesium 121mg 54mg Pecan
Phosphorus 277mg 99mg Pecan
Potassium 410mg 715mg Chestnut
Sodium 0mg 27mg Pecan
Zinc 4.53mg 0.25mg Pecan
Copper 1.2mg 0.472mg Pecan
Vitamin A 56IU 17IU Pecan
Vitamin E 1.4mg mg Pecan
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.1mg 26.7mg Chestnut
Vitamin B1 0.66mg 0.148mg Pecan
Vitamin B2 0.13mg 0.104mg Pecan
Vitamin B3 1.167mg 0.731mg Pecan
Vitamin B5 0.863mg 0.316mg Pecan
Vitamin B6 0.21mg 0.233mg Chestnut
Folate 22µg 38µg Chestnut
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.5µg µg Pecan
Tryptophan 0.093mg 0.022mg Pecan
Threonine 0.306mg 0.071mg Pecan
Isoleucine 0.336mg 0.079mg Pecan
Leucine 0.598mg 0.118mg Pecan
Lysine 0.287mg 0.118mg Pecan
Methionine 0.183mg 0.047mg Pecan
Phenylalanine 0.426mg 0.084mg Pecan
Valine 0.411mg 0.112mg Pecan
Histidine 0.262mg 0.055mg Pecan
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.18g 0.26g Chestnut
Monounsaturated Fat 40.801g 0.476g Pecan
Polyunsaturated fat 21.614g 0.545g Pecan

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pecan Chestnut
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
31
Pecan
22
Chestnut
Mineral Summary Score
110
Pecan
49
Chestnut

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
55%
Pecan
12%
Chestnut
Carbohydrates
14%
Pecan
28%
Chestnut
Fats
332%
Pecan
6%
Chestnut

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pecan
Pecan contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pecan
Pecan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 44)
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?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.97g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chestnut
Chestnut is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.92g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($3)

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. Pecan - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170182/nutrients
  2. Chestnut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170168/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.