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Couscous vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Couscous
Couscous contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Couscous
Couscous is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Couscous
Couscous 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 - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
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.
Couscous Amaranth grain
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
Couscous 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
4
Couscous
3
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
5
Couscous
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
:
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Iron +452.6%
Contains more Calcium +487.5%
Contains more Potassium +132.8%
Contains more Magnesium +712.5%
Contains more Copper +263.4%
Contains more Zinc +230.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +572.7%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Iron +452.6%
Contains more Calcium +487.5%
Contains more Potassium +132.8%
Contains more Magnesium +712.5%
Contains more Copper +263.4%
Contains more Zinc +230.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +572.7%

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 B1 +320%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +318.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +121.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +320%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +318.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +121.6%

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%
Couscous
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
23%
Couscous
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
1%
Couscous
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 Couscous Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 112 102 Couscous
Protein 3.79 3.8 Amaranth grain
Fats 0.16 1.58 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 0 Couscous
Carbs 23.22 18.69 Couscous
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Couscous
Iron 0.38 2.1 Amaranth grain
Calcium 8 47 Amaranth grain
Potassium 58 135 Amaranth grain
Magnesium 8 65 Amaranth grain
Sugars 0.1 Couscous
Fiber 1.4 2.1 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.041 0.149 Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.26 0.86 Amaranth grain
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 22 148 Amaranth grain
Sodium 5 6 Couscous
Vitamin A 0 Couscous
Vitamin E 0.13 0.19 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Couscous
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.015 Couscous
Vitamin B2 0.027 0.022 Couscous
Vitamin B3 0.983 0.235 Couscous
Vitamin B5 0.371 Couscous
Vitamin B6 0.051 0.113 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 0 Couscous
Vitamin K 0.1 Couscous
Folic acid (B9) 0 Couscous
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.029 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.022 Couscous
Polyunsaturated fat 0.064 Couscous
Tryptophan 0.049 Couscous
Threonine 0.1 Couscous
Isoleucine 0.147 Couscous
Leucine 0.259 Couscous
Lysine 0.073 Couscous
Methionine 0.059 Couscous
Phenylalanine 0.184 Couscous
Valine 0.162 Couscous
Histidine 0.077 Couscous
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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