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Seed vs Brazil nut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Seed and Brazil nut

  • Seed is richer in Fiber, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Calcium, and Phosphorus, yet Brazil nut is richer in Selenium, Copper, and Vitamin E .
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Brazil nut is 3385% higher.
  • Seed contains 30 times more Vitamin B3 than Brazil nut. Seed contains 8.83mg of Vitamin B3, while Brazil nut contains 0.295mg.
  • Seed contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Seeds, chia seeds, dried 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 more Iron +217.7%
Contains more Calcium +294.4%
Contains more Zinc +12.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.6%
Contains more Potassium +61.9%
Contains more Magnesium +12.2%
Contains more Copper +88.6%
Contains less Sodium -81.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 290% 190% 36% 240% 308% 125% 369% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 48% 59% 269% 581% 111% 311% 1%
Contains more Iron +217.7%
Contains more Calcium +294.4%
Contains more Zinc +12.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.6%
Contains more Potassium +61.9%
Contains more Magnesium +12.2%
Contains more Copper +88.6%
Contains less Sodium -81.3%

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
Seed
6
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Contains more Vitamin C +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +385.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2893.2%
Contains more Folate +122.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +1030%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.617
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
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 +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +385.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2893.2%
Contains more Folate +122.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +1030%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.617

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
35
Seed
28
Brazil nut
Mineral Summary Score
195
Seed
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
99%
Seed
86%
Brazil nut
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
12%
Brazil nut
Fats
142%
Seed
310%
Brazil nut

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

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Seed Brazil nut
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 is lower in Sugar?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.33g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Seed
Seed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.804g)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $3.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brazil nut
Brazil nut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Brazil nut Opinion
Calories 486 659 Brazil nut
Protein 16.54 14.32 Seed
Fats 30.74 67.1 Brazil nut
Vitamin C 1.6 0.7 Seed
Carbs 42.12 11.74 Seed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Brazil nut
Iron 7.72 2.43 Seed
Calcium 631 160 Seed
Potassium 407 659 Brazil nut
Magnesium 335 376 Brazil nut
Sugar 2.33 Seed
Fiber 34.4 7.5 Seed
Copper 0.924 1.743 Brazil nut
Zinc 4.58 4.06 Seed
Starch 0.25 Brazil nut
Phosphorus 860 725 Seed
Sodium 16 3 Brazil nut
Vitamin A 54 0 Seed
Vitamin E 0.5 5.65 Brazil nut
Vitamin D 0 Brazil nut
Vitamin B1 0.62 0.617 Seed
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.035 Seed
Vitamin B3 8.83 0.295 Seed
Vitamin B5 0.184 Brazil nut
Vitamin B6 0.101 Brazil nut
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Brazil nut
Folate 49 22 Seed
Trans Fat 0.14 Brazil nut
Saturated Fat 3.33 16.134 Seed
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309 23.879 Brazil nut
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665 24.399 Brazil nut
Tryptophan 0.436 0.135 Seed
Threonine 0.709 0.365 Seed
Isoleucine 0.801 0.518 Seed
Leucine 1.371 1.19 Seed
Lysine 0.97 0.49 Seed
Methionine 0.588 1.124 Brazil nut
Phenylalanine 1.016 0.639 Seed
Valine 0.95 0.76 Seed
Histidine 0.531 0.409 Seed
Fructose 0 Brazil nut

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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.