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Pecans review: 67 facts and highlights

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Pecans

Why is Pecans better than the average?

  • More lipids per 100g
    ?

    71.97gvs39.59g
  • Smaller amount of sugars per 100g
    ?

    3.97gvs4.04g
  • Less fructose per 100g
    ?

    0.04gvs0.09g
  • More calcium per 100g
    ?

    70mgvs57.29mg
  • Less campesterol per 100g
    6mgvs7.7mg
  • More zinc per 100g
    ?

    4.53mgvs2.42mg
  • More copper per 100g
    ?

    1.2mgvs0.97mg
  • More manganese per 100g
    ?

    4.5mgvs2.84mg

General values

1. more beta carotene per 100g
?

Beta carotene is a pigment found in plants and is an antioxidant. When ingested, it converts to vitamin A1 (retinol), which is necessary for eye health, skin health and for maintaining a strong immune system.

Best

Pistachio Nuts

305µg

29µg

2. more proteins per 100g
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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

9.17g

3. more dietary fiber per 100g
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Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.

Best

Almonds

12.5g

9.6g

4. more food energy (kJ) per 100g
?

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

2889kJ

5. more cyanidin per 100g
?

Cyanidin is a plant pigment that aids the body as an antioxidant and may have anti-cancer, anti-diabetes and anti-inflammatory effects.

Best

Pecans

10.74mg

10.74mg

6. higher water content per 100g
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Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.

Best

Japanese Chestnuts

61.41g

3.52g

Sugars

1. more carbohydrates per 100g
?

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

13.86g

2. less fructose per 100g
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Fructose, also called fruit sugar, is a monosaccharide which is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Consuming too much fructose can cause high blood pressure.

Best

Pecans

0.04g

0.04g

3. smaller amount of sugars per 100g
?

The total amount of sugars, including glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose. A sugar-heavy diet can cause metabolic dysfunctions.

Best

Black Walnuts (dried)

1.1g

3.97g

4. less sucrose per 100g
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Sucrose, also known as table sugar, is composed out of glucose and fructose. Sucrose is rich in calories, but doesn’t have a high nutritional value.

Best

Black Walnuts (dried)

1g

3.9g

5. more glucose per 100g
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Glucose, also known as blood sugar, is the main source of energy.

Best

Pistachio Nuts

0.32g

0.04g

6. more starch per 100g
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Starch is a complex carbohydrate that is broken down into glucose, the main source of energy.

Best

Cashew Nuts

23.49g

0.46g

Minerals

1. more potassium per 100g
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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

410mg

2. more ash per 100g
?

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

Best

Beechnuts (dried)

3.7g

1.49g

3. more iron per 100g
?

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

Best

Cashew Nuts

6.68mg

2.53mg

4. more magnesium per 100g
?

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

121mg

5. more phosphorus per 100g
?

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

277mg

6. more sodium per 100g
?

Sodium helps regulate the water level in the cells, especially in the kidneys. The amount of sodium consumed also influences blood pressure.

Best

Pinyon Pine Nuts (dried)

72mg

0mg

Vitamins

1. more vitamin B6 per 100g
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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

0.21mg

2. more vitamin A (IU) per 100g
?

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

56IU

3. more vitamin C per 100g
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Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.

Best

Japanese Chestnuts (dried)

61.3mg

1.1mg

4. more thiamin per 100g
?

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

0.66mg

5. more riboflavin per 100g
?

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

0.13mg

6. more niacin per 100g
?

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

1.17mg

Fats

1. more lipids per 100g
?

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

71.97g

2. more saturated fatty acids per 100g
?

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

6.18g

3. more monounsaturated fatty acids per 100g
?

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

40.8g

4. more polyunsaturated fatty acids per 100g
?

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

21.61g

Amino acids

1. more valine per 100g
?

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

0.41g

2. more tryptophan per 100g
?

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

0.09g

3. more isoleucine per 100g
?

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

0.34g

4. more leucine per 100g
?

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

0.6g

5. more lysine per 100g
?

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

0.29g

6. more methionine per 100g
?

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

0.18g

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