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Pecan vs. Mixed nuts — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pecan and Mixed nuts different?

  • Pecan is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B1, and Copper, however, Mixed nuts are richer in Selenium, Vitamin E , Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Pecan is 107% higher.
  • Pecan contains 3 times more Vitamin B1 than Mixed nuts. While Pecan contains 0.66mg of Vitamin B1, Mixed nuts contain only 0.189mg.
  • Pecan has less Saturated Fat.

Nuts, pecans and Nuts, mixed nuts, oil roasted, with peanuts, without salt added 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +34.8%
Contains more Copper +32.3%
Contains more Manganese +120.6%
Contains more Calcium +67.1%
Contains more Magnesium +89.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.6%
Contains more Potassium +54.1%
Contains more Selenium +792.1%
Equal in Iron - 2.61
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 36% 98% 164% 196% 56% 1% 92% 303% 267% 185%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +34.8%
Contains more Copper +32.3%
Contains more Manganese +120.6%
Contains more Calcium +67.1%
Contains more Magnesium +89.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.6%
Contains more Potassium +54.1%
Contains more Selenium +792.1%
Equal in Iron - 2.61

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +1766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +249.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +458.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +560.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.6%
Contains more Folate +277.3%
Contains more Choline +28.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +62.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 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 1% 157% 0% 2% 48% 46% 145% 69% 82% 63% 0% 29% 15%
Contains more Vitamin A +1766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +249.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +458.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +560.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +67.6%
Contains more Folate +277.3%
Contains more Choline +28.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +62.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +33.4%
Contains more Water +69.2%
Contains more Protein +118.5%
Contains more Carbs +51.9%
Contains more Other +94.6%
9% 72% 14% 4%
Protein: 9.17 g
Fats: 71.97 g
Carbs: 13.86 g
Water: 3.52 g
Other: 1.48 g
20% 54% 21% 2% 3%
Protein: 20.04 g
Fats: 53.95 g
Carbs: 21.05 g
Water: 2.08 g
Other: 2.88 g
Contains more Fats +33.4%
Contains more Water +69.2%
Contains more Protein +118.5%
Contains more Carbs +51.9%
Contains more Other +94.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +43.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +47.9%
9% 59% 32%
Saturated Fat: 6.18 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 40.801 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 21.614 g
17% 55% 28%
Saturated Fat: 8.711 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 28.488 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 14.612 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +43.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +47.9%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Starch +813%
Equal in Sucrose - 4.15
10% 88%
Starch: 0.46 g
Sucrose: 3.9 g
Glucose: 0.04 g
Fructose: 0.04 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
50% 50%
Starch: 4.2 g
Sucrose: 4.15 g
Glucose: 0 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Starch +813%
Equal in Sucrose - 4.15

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pecan Mixed nuts Opinion
Net carbs 4.26g 14.05g Mixed nuts
Protein 9.17g 20.04g Mixed nuts
Fats 71.97g 53.95g Pecan
Carbs 13.86g 21.05g Mixed nuts
Calories 691kcal 607kcal Pecan
Starch 0.46g 4.2g Mixed nuts
Fructose 0.04g 0g Pecan
Sugar 3.97g 4.15g Pecan
Fiber 9.6g 7g Pecan
Calcium 70mg 117mg Mixed nuts
Iron 2.53mg 2.61mg Mixed nuts
Magnesium 121mg 229mg Mixed nuts
Phosphorus 277mg 456mg Mixed nuts
Potassium 410mg 632mg Mixed nuts
Sodium 0mg 5mg Pecan
Zinc 4.53mg 3.36mg Pecan
Copper 1.2mg 0.907mg Pecan
Manganese 4.5mg 2.04mg Pecan
Selenium 3.8µg 33.9µg Mixed nuts
Vitamin A 56IU 3IU Pecan
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Pecan
Vitamin E 1.4mg 7.82mg Mixed nuts
Vitamin C 1.1mg 0.5mg Pecan
Vitamin B1 0.66mg 0.189mg Pecan
Vitamin B2 0.13mg 0.196mg Mixed nuts
Vitamin B3 1.167mg 7.709mg Mixed nuts
Vitamin B5 0.863mg 1.14mg Mixed nuts
Vitamin B6 0.21mg 0.352mg Mixed nuts
Folate 22µg 83µg Mixed nuts
Choline 40.5mg 52mg Mixed nuts
Vitamin K 3.5µg 5.7µg Mixed nuts
Tryptophan 0.093mg 0.22mg Mixed nuts
Threonine 0.306mg 0.703mg Mixed nuts
Isoleucine 0.336mg 0.826mg Mixed nuts
Leucine 0.598mg 1.656mg Mixed nuts
Lysine 0.287mg 0.782mg Mixed nuts
Methionine 0.183mg 0.283mg Mixed nuts
Phenylalanine 0.426mg 1.182mg Mixed nuts
Valine 0.411mg 1.001mg Mixed nuts
Histidine 0.262mg 0.572mg Mixed nuts
Trans Fat 0.055g Pecan
Saturated Fat 6.18g 8.711g Pecan
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.005g Mixed nuts
Monounsaturated Fat 40.801g 28.488g Pecan
Polyunsaturated fat 21.614g 14.612g Pecan
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0g 0.013g Mixed nuts
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 14.455g Mixed nuts
Omega-3 - ALA 0.082g Mixed nuts

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pecan Mixed nuts
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
50%
Mixed nuts
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
149%
Pecan
139%
Mixed nuts

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pecan
Pecan is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pecan
Pecan contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pecan
Pecan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.531g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pecan
Pecan is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mixed nuts
Mixed nuts is relatively richer in vitamins
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

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. Mixed nuts - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170587/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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