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Acorns review: 44 facts and highlights

Acorns

Why is Acorns better than the average?

  • more carbohydrates per 100g
    40.75gvs33.24g
  • higher water content per 100g
    27.9gvs13.71g
  • more pantothenic acid per 100g
    0.71mgvs0.71mg
  • more vitamin B6 per 100g
    0.53mgvs0.41mg
  • more folate content per 100g
    87µgvs66.2µg

Top nutrition facts and health benefits

General values

1. more food energy (kJ) per 100g

1619kJ

The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Pili Nuts (dried)

3008kJ

2. more proteins per 100g

6.15g

Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.

Best

Butternuts (dried)

24.9g

3. higher water content per 100g

27.9g

Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.

Best

Japanese Chestnuts

61.41g

4. more food energy (kcal) per 100g

387kcal

The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Pili Nuts (dried)

719kcal

Sugars

1. more carbohydrates per 100g

40.75g

Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.

Best

Japanese Chestnuts (dried)

81.43g

Minerals

1. more potassium per 100g

539mg

Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.

Best

Pistachio Nuts

1025mg

2. more ash per 100g

1.35g

The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).

Best

Beechnuts (dried)

3.7g

3. more calcium content per 100g

41mg

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg per day.

Best

Almonds

269mg

4. more iron content per 100g

0.79mg

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.

Best

Cashew Nuts

6.68mg

5. more magnesium per 100g

62mg

Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.

Best

Brazil Nuts (dried)

376mg

6. more phosphorus per 100g

79mg

Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.

Best

Brazil Nuts (dried)

725mg

Vitamins

1. more vitamin A (IU) per 100g

39IU

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that comes in various forms. It is primarily important in maintaining healthy vision and the development of bones, soft tissues and skin. IU (International Units) is the unit of measurement that almost all food labels use.

Best

Ginkgo Nuts (dried)

1091IU

2. more thiamin per 100g

0.11mg

Thiamin (vitamin B1) assists the body's cells change carbohydrates into energy. It is commonly found in grain-based foods like bread and cereals.

Best

Pinyon Pine Nuts (dried)

1.24mg

3. more riboflavin per 100g

0.12mg

Ribolflavin (vitamin B2) is one of the most important vitamins from the B complex series. It is necessary for breaking down carbohydrates and for processing amino acids and fats.

Best

Almonds

1.14mg

4. more niacin per 100g

1.83mg

Niacin or vitamin B3 aids the body by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat). Like other vitamins from the B complex series, it also helps convert carbohydrates into glucose.

Best

Ginkgo Nuts (dried)

11.73mg

5. more pantothenic acid per 100g

0.71mg

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) contributes to lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat) in the body. Like all B vitamins, it is involved in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose. It also contributes to maintaining the health of the nervous system.

Best

Hickory Nuts (dried)

1.75mg

6. more vitamin B6 per 100g

0.53mg

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is needed for the production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. It's essential for absorbing vitamin B12 and takes part in the production of red blood cells, various cells of the immune system and in the formation of myelin, which protects nerve cells from damage.

Best

Pistachio Nuts

1.7mg

Fats

1. more lipids per 100g

23.86g

Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.

Best

Pili Nuts (dried)

79.55g

2. more saturated fatty acids per 100g

3.1g

Saturated fats are the unhealthy fatty acids that produce bad cholesterol and increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks. They come in high amounts from meat and dairy products.

Best

Pili Nuts (dried)

31.18g

3. more monounsaturated fatty acids per 100g

15.11g

A form of unsaturated fat with one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.

Best

Macadamia Nuts

58.88g

4. more polyunsaturated fatty acids per 100g

4.6g

A form of unsaturated fat with more than one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.

Best

English Walnuts

47.17g

Amino acids

1. more valine per 100g

0.34g

Valine is an essential amino acid promoting normal growth, tissue repair, blood sugar regulation, muscle coordination, emotions and mental vigor. It helps maintaining proper nitrogen balance in the body and can serve as an energy source for muscle tissues.

Best

Butternuts (dried)

1.54g

2. more tryptophan per 100g

0.07g

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that the body needs for growth, for creating the sleep hormone melatonin, the neurotransmitter serotonin and for the synthesis of vitamin B3.

Best

Butternuts (dried)

0.37g

3. more isoleucine per 100g

0.28g

Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, important for the the synthesis of hemoglobin, the regulation and stabilization of blood sugars and energy levels, and tissue repair.

Best

Butternuts (dried)

1.18g

4. more leucine per 100g

0.49g

Leucine is an essential amino acid for adipose, muscle and liver tissues. It stimulates protein synthesis, protecting muscles from stress and is important for regulating blood sugar and stimulating insulin release, which is important for building muscles.

Best

Butternuts (dried)

2.2g

5. more lysine per 100g

0.38g

Lysine is an essential amino acid that helps the body absorb calcium and has a crucial role in collagen formation.

Best

Pistachio Nuts

1.14g

6. more methionine per 100g

0.1g

Methionine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in synthesizing other proteins, forming cartilage tissues, dissolving fat and reducing fat in the liver. It has an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effect and strengthens hair and nail structure.

Best

Brazil Nuts (dried)

1.12g

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