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Flax vs Almond - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Flax and Almond

  • Flax is higher in Vitamin B1, Fiber, Selenium, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Iron, Phosphorus, and Copper, however Almond is richer in Vitamin E , and Vitamin B2.
  • Almond's daily need coverage for Vitamin E is 169% higher.
  • Flax has 8 times more Vitamin B1 than Almond. While Flax has 1.644mg of Vitamin B1, Almond has only 0.205mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Seeds, flaxseed and Nuts, almonds.

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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
Flax
6
:
2
Almond
Contains more Iron +54.4%
Contains more Potassium +10.9%
Contains more Magnesium +45.2%
Contains more Copper +18.3%
Contains more Zinc +39.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.7%
Equal in Calcium - 269
Equal in Potassium - 733
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 215% 77% 72% 280% 407% 119% 276% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 140% 81% 65% 193% 344% 86% 207% 1%
Contains more Iron +54.4%
Contains more Potassium +10.9%
Contains more Magnesium +45.2%
Contains more Copper +18.3%
Contains more Zinc +39.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.7%
Equal in Calcium - 269
Equal in Potassium - 733

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
Flax
6
:
4
Almond
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +702%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +97.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +8167.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +606.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 0% 7% 0% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 0% 11% 66%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 513% 0% 52% 263% 68% 29% 32% 0% 0% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +702%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +97.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +8167.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +606.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.5%

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
63
Flax
82
Almond
Mineral Summary Score
181
Flax
139
Almond

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
110%
Flax
127%
Almond
Carbohydrates
29%
Flax
22%
Almond
Fats
195%
Flax
230%
Almond

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.
Flax Almond
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Flax Almond
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?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flax
Flax is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.139g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Almond
Almond contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Almond
Almond is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Almond
Almond is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Flax Almond Opinion
Calories 534 579 Almond
Protein 18.29 21.15 Almond
Fats 42.16 49.93 Almond
Vitamin C 0.6 0 Flax
Carbs 28.88 21.55 Flax
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.73 3.71 Flax
Calcium 255 269 Almond
Potassium 813 733 Flax
Magnesium 392 270 Flax
Sugar 1.55 4.35 Flax
Fiber 27.3 12.5 Flax
Copper 1.22 1.031 Flax
Zinc 4.34 3.12 Flax
Starch 0.72 Almond
Phosphorus 642 481 Flax
Sodium 30 1 Almond
Vitamin A 0 2 Almond
Vitamin E 0.31 25.63 Almond
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 1.644 0.205 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.161 1.138 Almond
Vitamin B3 3.08 3.618 Almond
Vitamin B5 0.985 0.471 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.473 0.137 Flax
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 0 Flax
Folate 87 44 Flax
Trans Fat 0.015 Flax
Saturated Fat 3.663 3.802 Flax
Monounsaturated Fat 7.527 31.551 Almond
Polyunsaturated fat 28.73 12.329 Flax
Tryptophan 0.297 0.211 Flax
Threonine 0.766 0.601 Flax
Isoleucine 0.896 0.751 Flax
Leucine 1.235 1.473 Almond
Lysine 0.862 0.568 Flax
Methionine 0.37 0.157 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957 1.132 Almond
Valine 1.072 0.855 Flax
Histidine 0.472 0.539 Almond
Fructose 0 0.11 Almond

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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/nutrients
  2. Almond - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170567/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.