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Teff vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sugars (difference - 1.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.449g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol ( mg)

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Teff 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
24
Teff
3
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
85
Teff
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
Teff
7
:
Contains more Iron +263.3%
Contains more Calcium +283%
Contains more Potassium +216.3%
Contains more Magnesium +183.1%
Contains more Copper +443.6%
Contains more Zinc +322.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +263.3%
Contains more Calcium +283%
Contains more Potassium +216.3%
Contains more Magnesium +183.1%
Contains more Copper +443.6%
Contains more Zinc +322.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
Teff
7
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1331.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +326.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1331.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +326.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +137.5%

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
80%
Teff
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
11%
Teff
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 Teff Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 367 102 Teff
Protein 13.3 3.8 Teff
Fats 2.38 1.58 Teff
Vitamin C
Carbs 73.13 18.69 Teff
Cholesterol
Vitamin D
Iron 7.63 2.1 Teff
Calcium 180 47 Teff
Potassium 427 135 Teff
Magnesium 184 65 Teff
Sugars 1.84 Teff
Fiber 8 2.1 Teff
Copper 0.81 0.149 Teff
Zinc 3.63 0.86 Teff
Starch 36.56 16.23 Teff
Phosphorus 429 148 Teff
Sodium 12 6 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 9 Teff
Vitamin E 0.08 0.19 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.39 0.015 Teff
Vitamin B2 0.27 0.022 Teff
Vitamin B3 3.363 0.235 Teff
Vitamin B5 0.942 Teff
Vitamin B6 0.482 0.113 Teff
Vitamin B12
Vitamin K 1.9 Teff
Folic acid (B9)
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.449 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589 Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071 Teff
Tryptophan 0.139 Teff
Threonine 0.51 Teff
Isoleucine 0.501 Teff
Leucine 1.068 Teff
Lysine 0.376 Teff
Methionine 0.428 Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698 Teff
Valine 0.686 Teff
Histidine 0.301 Teff
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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