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Amaranth grain vs Wild rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Wild rice
Wild rice is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Wild rice
Wild rice is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Wild rice
Wild 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 - 2.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.156g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)

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 Wild rice
Rich in minerals 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
Lower in glycemic index ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Wild 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
23
Wild rice
Mineral Summary Score
24
Amaranth grain
67
Wild 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
:
Contains more Calcium +123.8%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Potassium +216.3%
Contains more Magnesium +172.3%
Contains more Copper +251.7%
Contains more Zinc +593%
Contains more Phosphorus +192.6%
Equal in Iron - 1.96
Contains more Calcium +123.8%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Potassium +216.3%
Contains more Magnesium +172.3%
Contains more Copper +251.7%
Contains more Zinc +593%
Contains more Phosphorus +192.6%
Equal in Iron - 1.96

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 +331.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +666.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1090.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2765.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +246%
Contains more Vitamin E +331.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +666.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1090.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2765.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +246%

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
88%
Wild rice
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
75%
Wild rice
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
5%
Wild 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 Wild rice Opinion
Calories 102 357 Wild rice
Protein 3.8 14.73 Wild rice
Fats 1.58 1.08 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 0 Wild rice
Carbs 18.69 74.9 Wild rice
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Wild rice
Iron 2.1 1.96 Amaranth grain
Calcium 47 21 Amaranth grain
Potassium 135 427 Wild rice
Magnesium 65 177 Wild rice
Sugars 2.5 Wild rice
Fiber 2.1 6.2 Wild rice
Copper 0.149 0.524 Wild rice
Zinc 0.86 5.96 Wild rice
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148 433 Wild rice
Sodium 6 7 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 19 Wild rice
Vitamin E 0.19 0.82 Wild rice
Vitamin D 0 Wild rice
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.115 Wild rice
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.262 Wild rice
Vitamin B3 0.235 6.733 Wild rice
Vitamin B5 1.074 Wild rice
Vitamin B6 0.113 0.391 Wild rice
Vitamin B12 0 Wild rice
Vitamin K 1.9 Wild rice
Folic acid (B9) 0 Wild rice
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.156 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.159 Wild rice
Polyunsaturated fat 0.676 Wild rice
Tryptophan 0.179 Wild rice
Threonine 0.469 Wild rice
Isoleucine 0.618 Wild rice
Leucine 1.018 Wild rice
Lysine 0.629 Wild rice
Methionine 0.438 Wild rice
Phenylalanine 0.721 Wild rice
Valine 0.858 Wild rice
Histidine 0.384 Wild 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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