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Amaranth grain vs Spätzle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is cheaper?
Spätzle
Spätzle is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spätzle
Spätzle is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sugars (difference - 0.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 159mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.419g)
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 Spätzle
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Spätzle
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
3
Spätzle
Mineral Summary Score
24
Amaranth grain
13
Spätzle

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 more Iron +250%
Contains more Calcium +291.7%
Contains more Potassium +255.3%
Contains more Magnesium +209.5%
Contains more Copper +52%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Iron +250%
Contains more Calcium +291.7%
Contains more Potassium +255.3%
Contains more Magnesium +209.5%
Contains more Copper +52%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%

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 +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Contains more Vitamin E +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02

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
27%
Spätzle
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
25%
Spätzle
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
10%
Spätzle

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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 Spätzle Opinion
Calories 102 138 Spätzle
Protein 3.8 4.54 Spätzle
Fats 1.58 2.07 Spätzle
Vitamin C 0 Spätzle
Carbs 18.69 25.16 Spätzle
Cholesterol 29 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D
Iron 2.1 0.6 Amaranth grain
Calcium 47 12 Amaranth grain
Potassium 135 38 Amaranth grain
Magnesium 65 21 Amaranth grain
Sugars 0.4 Spätzle
Fiber 2.1 1.2 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149 0.098 Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86 0.65 Amaranth grain
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148 76 Amaranth grain
Sodium 6 165 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 21 Spätzle
Vitamin E 0.19 0.17 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.03 Spätzle
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.02 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B3 0.235 0.4 Spätzle
Vitamin B5 0.263 Spätzle
Vitamin B6 0.113 0.046 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 0.09 Spätzle
Vitamin K 0 Spätzle
Folic acid (B9) 0 Spätzle
Trans Fat 0.029 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.419 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.581 Spätzle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552 Spätzle
Tryptophan 0.043 Spätzle
Threonine 0.138 Spätzle
Isoleucine 0.19 Spätzle
Leucine 0.365 Spätzle
Lysine 0.137 Spätzle
Methionine 0.086 Spätzle
Phenylalanine 0.24 Spätzle
Valine 0.22 Spätzle
Histidine 0.121 Spätzle
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