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Amaranth grain vs Chickpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea 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 Sugars?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sugars (difference - 10.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.603g)

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 Chickpea
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Chickpea
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
29
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
24
Amaranth grain
55
Chickpea

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
:
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +105.2%
Contains more Calcium +21.3%
Contains more Potassium +431.9%
Contains more Magnesium +21.5%
Contains more Copper +340.3%
Contains more Zinc +220.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Iron +105.2%
Contains more Calcium +21.3%
Contains more Potassium +431.9%
Contains more Magnesium +21.5%
Contains more Copper +340.3%
Contains more Zinc +220.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin E +331.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3080%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +863.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +555.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +331.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3080%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +863.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +555.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373.5%

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
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
63%
Chickpea
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
28%
Chickpea

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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 Chickpea Opinion
Calories 102 378 Chickpea
Protein 3.8 20.47 Chickpea
Fats 1.58 6.04 Chickpea
Vitamin C 4 Chickpea
Carbs 18.69 62.95 Chickpea
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Chickpea
Iron 2.1 4.31 Chickpea
Calcium 47 57 Chickpea
Potassium 135 718 Chickpea
Magnesium 65 79 Chickpea
Sugars 10.7 Chickpea
Fiber 2.1 12.2 Chickpea
Copper 0.149 0.656 Chickpea
Zinc 0.86 2.76 Chickpea
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148 252 Chickpea
Sodium 6 24 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 67 Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.19 0.82 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.477 Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.212 Chickpea
Vitamin B3 0.235 1.541 Chickpea
Vitamin B5 1.588 Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.113 0.535 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 Chickpea
Vitamin K 9 Chickpea
Folic acid (B9) 0 Chickpea
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.603 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377 Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731 Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2 Chickpea
Threonine 0.766 Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882 Chickpea
Leucine 1.465 Chickpea
Lysine 1.377 Chickpea
Methionine 0.27 Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103 Chickpea
Valine 0.865 Chickpea
Histidine 0.566 Chickpea
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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