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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
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +11.6%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Magnesium +210.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +161.7%
Contains more Potassium +60.7%
Contains more Copper +45.3%
Equal in Iron - 2.43
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 95% 87% 119% 37% 0% 124% 400%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 48% 92% 269% 311% 59% 1% 111% 581%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Zinc +11.6%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Magnesium +210.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +161.7%
Contains more Potassium +60.7%
Contains more Copper +45.3%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.1%
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 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 0% 114% 0% 3% 155% 9% 6% 12% 24% 17% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.1%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pecan Brazil nut Opinion
Net carbs 4.26g 4.24g Pecan
Protein 9.17g 14.32g Brazil nut
Fats 71.97g 67.1g Pecan
Carbs 13.86g 11.74g Pecan
Calories 691kcal 659kcal Pecan
Starch 0.46g 0.25g Pecan
Fructose 0.04g 0g Pecan
Sugar 3.97g 2.33g Brazil nut
Fiber 9.6g 7.5g Pecan
Calcium 70mg 160mg Brazil nut
Iron 2.53mg 2.43mg Pecan
Magnesium 121mg 376mg Brazil nut
Phosphorus 277mg 725mg Brazil nut
Potassium 410mg 659mg Brazil nut
Sodium 0mg 3mg Pecan
Zinc 4.53mg 4.06mg Pecan
Copper 1.2mg 1.743mg Brazil nut
Vitamin A 56IU 0IU Pecan
Vitamin E 1.4mg 5.65mg Brazil nut
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.1mg 0.7mg Pecan
Vitamin B1 0.66mg 0.617mg Pecan
Vitamin B2 0.13mg 0.035mg Pecan
Vitamin B3 1.167mg 0.295mg Pecan
Vitamin B5 0.863mg 0.184mg Pecan
Vitamin B6 0.21mg 0.101mg Pecan
Folate 22µg 22µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 3.5µg 0µg Pecan
Tryptophan 0.093mg 0.135mg Brazil nut
Threonine 0.306mg 0.365mg Brazil nut
Isoleucine 0.336mg 0.518mg Brazil nut
Leucine 0.598mg 1.19mg Brazil nut
Lysine 0.287mg 0.49mg Brazil nut
Methionine 0.183mg 1.124mg Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 0.426mg 0.639mg Brazil nut
Valine 0.411mg 0.76mg Brazil nut
Histidine 0.262mg 0.409mg Brazil nut
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.18g 16.134g Pecan
Monounsaturated Fat 40.801g 23.879g Pecan
Polyunsaturated fat 21.614g 24.399g Brazil nut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
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 food.
Protein
55%
Pecan
86%
Brazil nut
Carbohydrates
14%
Pecan
12%
Brazil nut
Fats
332%
Pecan
310%
Brazil nut

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 is lower in Sugar?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.