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Maize vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Maize
Maize is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 19)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.325g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sugars (difference - 6.26g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)

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.
Maize Amaranth grain
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Maize 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
13
Maize
3
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
13
Maize
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
Maize
1
:
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Iron +303.8%
Contains more Calcium +2250%
Contains more Magnesium +75.7%
Contains more Copper +175.9%
Contains more Zinc +87%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.3%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Iron +303.8%
Contains more Calcium +2250%
Contains more Magnesium +75.7%
Contains more Copper +175.9%
Contains more Zinc +87%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.3%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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
Maize
10
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +653.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +653.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.5%

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
20%
Maize
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
6%
Maize
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 Maize Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 86 102 Amaranth grain
Protein 3.27 3.8 Amaranth grain
Fats 1.35 1.58 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 6.8 Maize
Carbs 18.7 18.69 Maize
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Iron 0.52 2.1 Amaranth grain
Calcium 2 47 Amaranth grain
Potassium 270 135 Maize
Magnesium 37 65 Amaranth grain
Sugars 6.26 Maize
Fiber 2 2.1 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.054 0.149 Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.46 0.86 Amaranth grain
Starch 5.7 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 89 148 Amaranth grain
Sodium 15 6 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 187 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 0.19 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Maize
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.015 Maize
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.022 Maize
Vitamin B3 1.77 0.235 Maize
Vitamin B5 0.717 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.113 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 0 Maize
Vitamin K 0.3 Maize
Folic acid (B9) 0 Maize
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.325 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 Maize
Tryptophan 0.023 Maize
Threonine 0.129 Maize
Isoleucine 0.129 Maize
Leucine 0.348 Maize
Lysine 0.137 Maize
Methionine 0.067 Maize
Phenylalanine 0.15 Maize
Valine 0.185 Maize
Histidine 0.089 Maize
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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