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Amaranth grain vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti 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 - 0.56g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.176g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
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 Spaghetti
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 Spaghetti
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
2
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
24
Amaranth grain
9
Spaghetti

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 +320%
Contains more Calcium +571.4%
Contains more Potassium +206.8%
Contains more Magnesium +261.1%
Contains more Copper +49%
Contains more Zinc +68.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +320%
Contains more Calcium +571.4%
Contains more Potassium +206.8%
Contains more Magnesium +261.1%
Contains more Copper +49%
Contains more Zinc +68.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.2%
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
:
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
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
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
4%
Spaghetti

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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 Spaghetti Opinion
Calories 102 158 Spaghetti
Protein 3.8 5.8 Spaghetti
Fats 1.58 0.93 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 0 Spaghetti
Carbs 18.69 30.86 Spaghetti
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Spaghetti
Iron 2.1 0.5 Amaranth grain
Calcium 47 7 Amaranth grain
Potassium 135 44 Amaranth grain
Magnesium 65 18 Amaranth grain
Sugars 0.56 Spaghetti
Fiber 2.1 1.8 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149 0.1 Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86 0.51 Amaranth grain
Starch 16.23 26.01 Spaghetti
Phosphorus 148 58 Amaranth grain
Sodium 6 1 Spaghetti
Vitamin A 0 Spaghetti
Vitamin E 0.19 0.06 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Spaghetti
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.02 Spaghetti
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.02 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B3 0.235 0.4 Spaghetti
Vitamin B5 0.112 Spaghetti
Vitamin B6 0.113 0.049 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 0 Spaghetti
Vitamin K 0 Spaghetti
Folic acid (B9) 0 Spaghetti
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.176 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.131 Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat 0.326 Spaghetti
Tryptophan 0.083 Spaghetti
Threonine 0.206 Spaghetti
Isoleucine 0.228 Spaghetti
Leucine 0.44 Spaghetti
Lysine 0.133 Spaghetti
Methionine 0.065 Spaghetti
Phenylalanine 0.297 Spaghetti
Valine 0.262 Spaghetti
Histidine 0.132 Spaghetti
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