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Amaranth grain vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $3)
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 - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.272g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Wheat gluten
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Wheat gluten
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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
24
Amaranth grain
35
Wheat gluten

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 Potassium +35%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains less Sodium -79.3%
Contains more Iron +147.6%
Contains more Calcium +202.1%
Contains more Copper +22.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.85
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains less Sodium -79.3%
Contains more Iron +147.6%
Contains more Calcium +202.1%
Contains more Copper +22.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.7%
Equal in Zinc - 0.85

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%

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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
9%
Wheat gluten

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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 Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 102 370 Wheat gluten
Protein 3.8 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 1.58 1.85 Wheat gluten
Vitamin C 0 Wheat gluten
Carbs 18.69 13.79 Amaranth grain
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Wheat gluten
Iron 2.1 5.2 Wheat gluten
Calcium 47 142 Wheat gluten
Potassium 135 100 Amaranth grain
Magnesium 65 25 Amaranth grain
Sugars 0 Wheat gluten
Fiber 2.1 0.6 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149 0.182 Wheat gluten
Zinc 0.86 0.85 Amaranth grain
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148 260 Wheat gluten
Sodium 6 29 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 0 Wheat gluten
Vitamin E 0.19 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Wheat gluten
Vitamin B1 0.015 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B2 0.022 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B3 0.235 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B5 0 Wheat gluten
Vitamin B6 0.113 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 0 Wheat gluten
Vitamin K 0 Wheat gluten
Folic acid (B9) 0 Wheat gluten
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.272 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.156 Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81 Wheat gluten
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
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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