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Amaranth grain vs Cereal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sugars (difference - 10.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 789mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.26g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol ( mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
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 Cereal
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Cereal
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
304
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
24
Amaranth grain
111
Cereal

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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Cereal
Contains more Calcium +370%
Contains more Potassium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +242.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%
Contains more Iron +1521.9%
Contains more Zinc +783.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.137
Contains more Calcium +370%
Contains more Potassium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +242.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%
Contains more Iron +1521.9%
Contains more Zinc +783.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.137

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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8
Cereal
Contains more Vitamin E +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41820%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17490.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12504.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5197.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41820%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17490.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12504.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5197.3%

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
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
87%
Cereal
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
5%
Cereal

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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 Cereal Opinion
Calories 102 378 Cereal
Protein 3.8 6.06 Cereal
Fats 1.58 1.08 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 38.5 Cereal
Carbs 18.69 86.85 Cereal
Cholesterol
Vitamin D
Iron 2.1 34.06 Cereal
Calcium 47 10 Amaranth grain
Potassium 135 105 Amaranth grain
Magnesium 65 19 Amaranth grain
Sugars 10.35 Cereal
Fiber 2.1 1.4 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149 0.137 Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86 7.6 Cereal
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148 77 Amaranth grain
Sodium 6 795 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 2792 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.19 0.08 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.015 6.288 Cereal
Vitamin B2 0.022 3.87 Cereal
Vitamin B3 0.235 29.62 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226 Cereal
Vitamin B6 0.113 5.986 Cereal
Vitamin B12
Vitamin K 0 Cereal
Folic acid (B9)
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.26 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204 Cereal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354 Cereal
Tryptophan 0.066 Cereal
Threonine 0.241 Cereal
Isoleucine 0.26 Cereal
Leucine 0.767 Cereal
Lysine 0.113 Cereal
Methionine 0.13 Cereal
Phenylalanine 0.365 Cereal
Valine 0.344 Cereal
Histidine 0.162 Cereal
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
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