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Amaranth grain vs Rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rice
Rice contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Rice
Rice is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rice
Rice 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 - 0.05g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.077g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is relatively richer in minerals

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Rice
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
Rice
Mineral Summary Score
24
Amaranth grain
9
Rice

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
:
1
Rice
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Calcium +370%
Contains more Potassium +285.7%
Contains more Magnesium +441.7%
Contains more Copper +115.9%
Contains more Zinc +75.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +244.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Calcium +370%
Contains more Potassium +285.7%
Contains more Magnesium +441.7%
Contains more Copper +115.9%
Contains more Zinc +75.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +244.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%

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
:
9
Rice
Contains more Vitamin E +375%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +986.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +528.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +375%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +986.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +528.1%

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
16%
Rice
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
28%
Rice
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
1%
Rice

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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 Rice Opinion
Calories 102 130 Rice
Protein 3.8 2.69 Amaranth grain
Fats 1.58 0.28 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 0 Rice
Carbs 18.69 28.17 Rice
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Rice
Iron 2.1 1.2 Amaranth grain
Calcium 47 10 Amaranth grain
Potassium 135 35 Amaranth grain
Magnesium 65 12 Amaranth grain
Sugars 0.05 Rice
Fiber 2.1 0.4 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149 0.069 Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86 0.49 Amaranth grain
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148 43 Amaranth grain
Sodium 6 1 Rice
Vitamin A 0 Rice
Vitamin E 0.19 0.04 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Rice
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.163 Rice
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.013 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B3 0.235 1.476 Rice
Vitamin B5 0.39 Rice
Vitamin B6 0.113 0.093 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 0 Rice
Vitamin K 0 Rice
Folic acid (B9) 55 Rice
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.077 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088 Rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.076 Rice
Tryptophan 0.031 Rice
Threonine 0.096 Rice
Isoleucine 0.116 Rice
Leucine 0.222 Rice
Lysine 0.097 Rice
Methionine 0.063 Rice
Phenylalanine 0.144 Rice
Valine 0.164 Rice
Histidine 0.063 Rice
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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