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Amaranth grain vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $1.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lentil
Lentil 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 - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.053g)
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 Lentil
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Lentil
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
10
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
24
Amaranth grain
30
Lentil

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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Lentil
Contains more Calcium +147.4%
Contains more Magnesium +80.6%
Contains more Iron +58.6%
Contains more Potassium +173.3%
Contains more Copper +68.5%
Contains more Zinc +47.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.6%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +147.4%
Contains more Magnesium +80.6%
Contains more Iron +58.6%
Contains more Potassium +173.3%
Contains more Copper +68.5%
Contains more Zinc +47.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.6%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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
:
11
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin E +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1026.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +231.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +351.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1026.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +231.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +351.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.5%

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
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
20%
Lentil
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
2%
Lentil

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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 Lentil Opinion
Calories 102 116 Lentil
Protein 3.8 9.02 Lentil
Fats 1.58 0.38 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 1.5 Lentil
Carbs 18.69 20.13 Lentil
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Lentil
Iron 2.1 3.33 Lentil
Calcium 47 19 Amaranth grain
Potassium 135 369 Lentil
Magnesium 65 36 Amaranth grain
Sugars 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 2.1 7.9 Lentil
Copper 0.149 0.251 Lentil
Zinc 0.86 1.27 Lentil
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148 180 Lentil
Sodium 6 2 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.19 0.11 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.169 Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.073 Lentil
Vitamin B3 0.235 1.06 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.113 0.178 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 Lentil
Vitamin K 1.7 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 Lentil
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.053 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 Lentil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 Lentil
Tryptophan 0.081 Lentil
Threonine 0.323 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 Lentil
Lysine 0.63 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 Lentil
Phenylalanine 0.445 Lentil
Valine 0.448 Lentil
Histidine 0.254 Lentil
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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