Rhubarb vs. Pine Nut

Nutrition comparison of Rhubarb and Pine Nut


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

We compared the nutritional contents of rhubarb versus pine nut (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in rhubarb and pine nut:

  • Both rhubarb and pine nut are high in potassium.
  • Pine nut has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Pine nut is a great source of Vitamin E.
  • Pine nut is an excellent source of dietary fiber, iron and protein.
  • Rhubarb has 65% less carbohydrates than pine nut.
  • Rhubarb has signficantly less saturated fat than pine nut.
  • Rhubarb is an excellent source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of rhubarb and pine nut 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: Rhubarb (Rhubarb, raw) and Pine Nut (Nuts, pine nuts, dried) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Pine nut is high in calories and rhubarb has 97% less calories than pine nut - rhubarb has 21 calories per 100 grams and pine nut has 673 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, rhubarb is heavier in protein, much heavier in carbs and much lighter in fat compared to pine nut per calorie. Rhubarb has a macronutrient ratio of 16:78:6 and for pine nut, 8:7:85 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Rhubarb Pine Nut
Protein 16% 8%
Carbohydrates 78% 7%
Fat 6% 85%
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carbohydrates

Rhubarb has 65% less carbohydrates than pine nut - rhubarb has 4.5g of total carbs per 100 grams and pine nut has 13.1g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Pine nut is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has 106% more dietary fiber than rhubarb - rhubarb has 1.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and pine nut has 3.7g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Rhubarb and pine nut contain similar amounts of sugar - rhubarb has 1.1g of sugar per 100 grams and pine nut has 3.6g of sugar.



Protein

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Pine nut is an excellent source of protein and it has 14 times more protein than rhubarb - rhubarb has 0.9g of protein per 100 grams and pine nut has 13.7g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Rhubarb has signficantly less saturated fat than pine nut - rhubarb has 0.05g of saturated fat per 100 grams and pine nut has 4.9g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Rhubarb has 900% more Vitamin C than pine nut - rhubarb has 8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and pine nut has 0.8mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Rhubarb and pine nut contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - rhubarb has 5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and pine nut has 1ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Pine nut is a great source of Vitamin E and it has 33 times more Vitamin E than rhubarb - rhubarb has 0.27mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and pine nut has 9.3mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Pine nut has 84% more Vitamin K than rhubarb - rhubarb has 29.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and pine nut has 53.9ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Pine nut has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Rhubarb Pine Nut
Thiamin 0.02 MG 0.364 MG
Riboflavin 0.03 MG 0.227 MG
Niacin 0.3 MG 4.387 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.085 MG 0.313 MG
Vitamin B6 0.024 MG 0.094 MG
Folate 7 UG 34 UG

Minerals

calcium

Rhubarb is an excellent source of calcium and it has 438% more calcium than pine nut - rhubarb has 86mg of calcium per 100 grams and pine nut has 16mg of calcium.

iron

Pine nut is an excellent source of iron and it has 24 times more iron than rhubarb - rhubarb has 0.22mg of iron per 100 grams and pine nut has 5.5mg of iron.

potassium

Both rhubarb and pine nut are high in potassium. Pine nut has 107% more potassium than rhubarb - rhubarb has 288mg of potassium per 100 grams and pine nut has 597mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Rhubarb Pine Nut
beta-carotene 61 UG 17 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 170 UG 9 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, pine nut has more linoleic acid than rhubarb per 100 grams.

Rhubarb Pine Nut
linoleic acid 0.099 G 33.15 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.052 G
Total 0.099 G 33.202 G



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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: Rhubarb (Rhubarb, raw) and Pine Nut (Nuts, pine nuts, dried) .

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