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Amaranth grain vs Navy bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Navy bean
Navy bean is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Navy bean
Navy bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.085g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Amaranth grain Navy bean
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Navy bean
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
3
Amaranth grain
23
Navy bean
Mineral Summary Score
24
Amaranth grain
30
Navy bean

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
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Contains more Calcium +213.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +48%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Contains more Potassium +127.4%
Contains more Magnesium +55.4%
Contains more Copper +138.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.93
Equal in Zinc - 0.89
Contains more Calcium +213.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +48%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Contains more Potassium +127.4%
Contains more Magnesium +55.4%
Contains more Copper +138.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.93
Equal in Zinc - 0.89

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +877.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +419.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +877.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +419.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69%

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 the food
Protein
23%
Amaranth grain
37%
Navy bean
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
13%
Navy bean
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
3%
Navy bean

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Amaranth grain Navy bean Opinion
Calories 102 67 Amaranth grain
Protein 3.8 6.15 Navy bean
Fats 1.58 0.7 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 18.8 Navy bean
Carbs 18.69 13.05 Amaranth grain
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Navy bean
Iron 2.1 1.93 Amaranth grain
Calcium 47 15 Amaranth grain
Potassium 135 307 Navy bean
Magnesium 65 101 Navy bean
Sugars
Fiber 2.1 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149 0.356 Navy bean
Zinc 0.86 0.89 Navy bean
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148 100 Amaranth grain
Sodium 6 13 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 4 Navy bean
Vitamin E 0.19 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Navy bean
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.39 Navy bean
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.215 Navy bean
Vitamin B3 0.235 1.22 Navy bean
Vitamin B5 0.825 Navy bean
Vitamin B6 0.113 0.191 Navy bean
Vitamin B12 0 Navy bean
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 Navy bean
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.085 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.052 Navy bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407 Navy bean
Tryptophan 0.064 Navy bean
Threonine 0.258 Navy bean
Isoleucine 0.273 Navy bean
Leucine 0.442 Navy bean
Lysine 0.35 Navy bean
Methionine 0.064 Navy bean
Phenylalanine 0.31 Navy bean
Valine 0.316 Navy bean
Histidine 0.172 Navy bean
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.