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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Pecan
3
:
Contains more Copper +32.3%
Contains more Zinc +34.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +67.1%
Contains more Potassium +54.1%
Contains more Magnesium +89.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.6%
Equal in Iron - 2.61
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 22% 37% 87% 400% 124% 119% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 36% 56% 164% 303% 92% 196% 1%
Contains more Copper +32.3%
Contains more Zinc +34.8%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +67.1%
Contains more Potassium +54.1%
Contains more Magnesium +89.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.6%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Pecan
3
:
Contains more Vitamin C +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +1766.7%
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 Vitamin K +62.9%
Contains more Folate +277.3%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 157% 0% 48% 46% 145% 69% 82% 0% 15% 63%
Contains more Vitamin C +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +1766.7%
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 Vitamin K +62.9%
Contains more Folate +277.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
31
Pecan
52
Mixed nuts
Mineral Summary Score
110
Pecan
118
Mixed nuts

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 the food
Protein
55%
Pecan
120%
Mixed nuts
Carbohydrates
14%
Pecan
21%
Mixed nuts
Fats
332%
Pecan
249%
Mixed nuts

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pecan Mixed nuts
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pecan Mixed nuts
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 contains less Sugars?
Pecan
Pecan contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($3)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pecan Mixed nuts Opinion
Calories 691 607 Pecan
Protein 9.17 20.04 Mixed nuts
Fats 71.97 53.95 Pecan
Vitamin C 1.1 0.5 Pecan
Carbs 13.86 21.05 Mixed nuts
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.53 2.61 Mixed nuts
Calcium 70 117 Mixed nuts
Potassium 410 632 Mixed nuts
Magnesium 121 229 Mixed nuts
Sugars 3.97 4.15 Pecan
Fiber 9.6 7 Pecan
Copper 1.2 0.907 Pecan
Zinc 4.53 3.36 Pecan
Starch 0.46 4.2 Mixed nuts
Phosphorus 277 456 Mixed nuts
Sodium 0 5 Pecan
Vitamin A 56 3 Pecan
Vitamin E 1.4 7.82 Mixed nuts
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.66 0.189 Pecan
Vitamin B2 0.13 0.196 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B3 1.167 7.709 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B5 0.863 1.14 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B6 0.21 0.352 Mixed nuts
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.5 5.7 Mixed nuts
Folate 22 83 Mixed nuts
Trans Fat 0.055 Pecan
Saturated Fat 6.18 8.711 Pecan
Monounsaturated Fat 40.801 28.488 Pecan
Polyunsaturated fat 21.614 14.612 Pecan
Tryptophan 0.093 0.22 Mixed nuts
Threonine 0.306 0.703 Mixed nuts
Isoleucine 0.336 0.826 Mixed nuts
Leucine 0.598 1.656 Mixed nuts
Lysine 0.287 0.782 Mixed nuts
Methionine 0.183 0.283 Mixed nuts
Phenylalanine 0.426 1.182 Mixed nuts
Valine 0.411 1.001 Mixed nuts
Histidine 0.262 0.572 Mixed nuts
Fructose 0.04 0 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 of 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. 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.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.