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Pecan vs Brazil nut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Pecan and Brazil nut

  • Pecan has more Manganese, Vitamin B5 and Fiber, however Brazil nut is richer in Selenium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin E and Calcium.
  • Brazil nut covers your daily Selenium needs 3479% more than Pecan.
  • Brazil nut has 5 times less Vitamin B5 than Pecan. Pecan has 0.863mg of Vitamin B5, while Brazil nut has 0.184mg.
  • Pecan contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Nuts, pecans and Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched.

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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 Zinc +11.6%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Potassium +60.7%
Contains more Magnesium +210.7%
Contains more Copper +45.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +161.7%
Equal in Iron - 2.43
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 95% 22% 37% 87% 400% 124% 119% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 48% 59% 269% 581% 111% 311% 1%
Contains more Zinc +11.6%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Potassium +60.7%
Contains more Magnesium +210.7%
Contains more Copper +45.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +161.7%
Equal in Iron - 2.43

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
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +271.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +295.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +369%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +303.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.617
Equal in Folate - 22
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 3% 0% 114% 0% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 0% 0% 17%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +271.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +295.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +369%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +303.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.617
Equal in Folate - 22

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
28
Brazil nut
Mineral Summary Score
110
Pecan
184
Brazil nut

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
86%
Brazil nut
Carbohydrates
14%
Pecan
12%
Brazil nut
Fats
332%
Pecan
310%
Brazil nut

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 Brazil nut
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pecan Brazil nut
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pecan
Pecan contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pecan
Pecan is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.954g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pecan
Pecan is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pecan
Pecan is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut contains less Sugars (difference - 1.64g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (10)

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 Brazil nut Opinion
Calories 691 659 Pecan
Protein 9.17 14.32 Brazil nut
Fats 71.97 67.1 Pecan
Vitamin C 1.1 0.7 Pecan
Carbs 13.86 11.74 Pecan
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.53 2.43 Pecan
Calcium 70 160 Brazil nut
Potassium 410 659 Brazil nut
Magnesium 121 376 Brazil nut
Sugars 3.97 2.33 Brazil nut
Fiber 9.6 7.5 Pecan
Copper 1.2 1.743 Brazil nut
Zinc 4.53 4.06 Pecan
Starch 0.46 0.25 Pecan
Phosphorus 277 725 Brazil nut
Sodium 0 3 Pecan
Vitamin A 56 0 Pecan
Vitamin E 1.4 5.65 Brazil nut
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.66 0.617 Pecan
Vitamin B2 0.13 0.035 Pecan
Vitamin B3 1.167 0.295 Pecan
Vitamin B5 0.863 0.184 Pecan
Vitamin B6 0.21 0.101 Pecan
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.5 0 Pecan
Folate 22 22
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.18 16.134 Pecan
Monounsaturated Fat 40.801 23.879 Pecan
Polyunsaturated fat 21.614 24.399 Brazil nut
Tryptophan 0.093 0.135 Brazil nut
Threonine 0.306 0.365 Brazil nut
Isoleucine 0.336 0.518 Brazil nut
Leucine 0.598 1.19 Brazil nut
Lysine 0.287 0.49 Brazil nut
Methionine 0.183 1.124 Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 0.426 0.639 Brazil nut
Valine 0.411 0.76 Brazil nut
Histidine 0.262 0.409 Brazil nut
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. Brazil nut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170569/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.