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Pasta vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pasta
Pasta is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.15g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (6 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($3)

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pasta 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
12
Pasta
3
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
10
Pasta
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
Pasta
0
:
Contains more Iron +84.2%
Contains more Calcium +683.3%
Contains more Potassium +462.5%
Contains more Magnesium +261.1%
Contains more Copper +60.2%
Contains more Zinc +53.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.9%
Equal in Sodium - 6
Contains more Iron +84.2%
Contains more Calcium +683.3%
Contains more Potassium +462.5%
Contains more Magnesium +261.1%
Contains more Copper +60.2%
Contains more Zinc +53.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.9%
Equal in Sodium - 6

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
Pasta
8
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1293.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +581.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +322.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +232.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1293.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +581.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +322.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +232.4%

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
31%
Pasta
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
25%
Pasta
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
5%
Pasta
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 Pasta Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 131 102 Pasta
Protein 5.15 3.8 Pasta
Fats 1.05 1.58 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 0 Pasta
Carbs 24.93 18.69 Pasta
Cholesterol 33 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D
Iron 1.14 2.1 Amaranth grain
Calcium 6 47 Amaranth grain
Potassium 24 135 Amaranth grain
Magnesium 18 65 Amaranth grain
Sugars
Fiber 2.1 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.093 0.149 Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.56 0.86 Amaranth grain
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 63 148 Amaranth grain
Sodium 6 6
Vitamin A 20 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.19 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.209 0.015 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.022 Pasta
Vitamin B3 0.992 0.235 Pasta
Vitamin B5 0.183 Pasta
Vitamin B6 0.034 0.113 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 57 Pasta
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.15 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.124 Pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.429 Pasta
Tryptophan 0.065 Pasta
Threonine 0.134 Pasta
Isoleucine 0.197 Pasta
Leucine 0.348 Pasta
Lysine 0.097 Pasta
Methionine 0.079 Pasta
Phenylalanine 0.247 Pasta
Valine 0.217 Pasta
Histidine 0.103 Pasta
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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