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Broad bean vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad bean 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 - 9.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.118g)
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.

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.
Broad bean Amaranth grain
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 Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Amaranth grain
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
29
Broad bean
3
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
27
Broad bean
24
Amaranth grain

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
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Contains more Potassium +145.9%
Contains more Copper +169.8%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
Contains more Iron +35.5%
Contains more Calcium +27%
Contains more Magnesium +97%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.7%
Contains less Sodium -76%
Contains more Potassium +145.9%
Contains more Copper +169.8%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
Contains more Iron +35.5%
Contains more Calcium +27%
Contains more Magnesium +97%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.7%
Contains less Sodium -76%

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 +510.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +786.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +857%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.113
Contains more Vitamin E +510.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +786.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +857%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.113

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
48%
Broad bean
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
3%
Broad bean
7%
Amaranth grain

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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 Broad bean Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 88 102 Amaranth grain
Protein 7.92 3.8 Broad bean
Fats 0.73 1.58 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 3.7 Broad bean
Carbs 17.63 18.69 Amaranth grain
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Broad bean
Iron 1.55 2.1 Amaranth grain
Calcium 37 47 Amaranth grain
Potassium 332 135 Broad bean
Magnesium 33 65 Amaranth grain
Sugars 9.21 Broad bean
Fiber 7.5 2.1 Broad bean
Copper 0.402 0.149 Broad bean
Zinc 1 0.86 Broad bean
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 129 148 Amaranth grain
Sodium 25 6 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 333 Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16 0.19 Broad bean
Vitamin D 0 Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.133 0.015 Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.022 Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249 0.235 Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225 Broad bean
Vitamin B6 0.104 0.113 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 0 Broad bean
Vitamin K 40.9 Broad bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 Broad bean
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.118 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104 Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342 Broad bean
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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