Granny Smith Apple vs. Water Chestnut

Nutrition comparison of Granny Smith Apple and Water Chestnut


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of granny smith apple versus water chestnut (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in granny smith apple and water chestnut:

  • Both granny smith apple and water chestnut are high in dietary fiber.
  • Water chestnut has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Water chestnut is an excellent source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of granny smith apple and water chestnut is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Granny Smith Apple (Apples, raw, granny smith, with skin (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) and Water Chestnut (Waterchestnuts, chinese, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Granny smith apple has 40% less calories than water chestnut - granny smith apple has 58 calories per 100 grams and water chestnut has 97 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, granny smith apple is similar to water chestnut for protein, carbs and fat. Granny smith apple has a macronutrient ratio of 3:94:3 and for water chestnut, 5:94:1 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Granny Smith Apple Water Chestnut
Protein 3% 5%
Carbohydrates 94% 94%
Fat 3% 1%
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carbohydrates

Granny smith apple has 43% less carbohydrates than water chestnut - granny smith apple has 13.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and water chestnut has 23.9g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both granny smith apple and water chestnut are high in dietary fiber. Granny smith apple is very similar to granny smith apple for dietary fiber - granny smith apple has 2.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and water chestnut has 3g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Water chestnut has 50% less sugar than granny smith apple - granny smith apple has 9.6g of sugar per 100 grams and water chestnut has 4.8g of sugar.



Protein

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Granny smith apple and water chestnut contain similar amounts of protein - granny smith apple has 0.44g of protein per 100 grams and water chestnut has 1.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both water chestnut and granny smith apple are low in saturated fat - water chestnut has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and granny smith apple does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Water chestnut has more Vitamin C than granny smith apple - water chestnut has 4mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and granny smith apple does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Granny smith apple and water chestnut contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - granny smith apple has 5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and water chestnut does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Granny smith apple and water chestnut contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - granny smith apple has 0.18mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and water chestnut has 1.2mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Granny smith apple and water chestnut contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - granny smith apple has 3.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and water chestnut has 0.3ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Water chestnut has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Granny Smith Apple Water Chestnut
Thiamin 0.019 MG 0.14 MG
Riboflavin 0.025 MG 0.2 MG
Niacin 0.126 MG 1 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.056 MG 0.479 MG
Vitamin B6 0.037 MG 0.328 MG
Folate 3 UG 16 UG

Minerals

calcium

Granny smith apple and water chestnut contain similar amounts of calcium - granny smith apple has 5mg of calcium per 100 grams and water chestnut has 11mg of calcium.

iron

Granny smith apple and water chestnut contain similar amounts of iron - granny smith apple has 0.15mg of iron per 100 grams and water chestnut has 0.06mg of iron.

potassium

Water chestnut is an excellent source of potassium and it has 387% more potassium than granny smith apple - granny smith apple has 120mg of potassium per 100 grams and water chestnut has 584mg of potassium.




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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Granny Smith Apple (Apples, raw, granny smith, with skin (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) and Water Chestnut (Waterchestnuts, chinese, raw) .

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