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Wheat gluten vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $3)
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 - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.272g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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.
Wheat gluten Amaranth grain
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Wheat gluten 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
0
Wheat gluten
3
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
35
Wheat gluten
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 Iron +147.6%
Contains more Calcium +202.1%
Contains more Copper +22.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.7%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains less Sodium -79.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.86
Contains more Iron +147.6%
Contains more Calcium +202.1%
Contains more Copper +22.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.7%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains less Sodium -79.3%
Equal in Zinc - 0.86

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%

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
451%
Wheat gluten
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
14%
Wheat gluten
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
9%
Wheat gluten
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 Wheat gluten Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 370 102 Wheat gluten
Protein 75.16 3.8 Wheat gluten
Fats 1.85 1.58 Wheat gluten
Vitamin C 0 Wheat gluten
Carbs 13.79 18.69 Amaranth grain
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Wheat gluten
Iron 5.2 2.1 Wheat gluten
Calcium 142 47 Wheat gluten
Potassium 100 135 Amaranth grain
Magnesium 25 65 Amaranth grain
Sugars 0 Wheat gluten
Fiber 0.6 2.1 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.182 0.149 Wheat gluten
Zinc 0.85 0.86 Amaranth grain
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 260 148 Wheat gluten
Sodium 29 6 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 0 Wheat gluten
Vitamin E 0 0.19 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Wheat gluten
Vitamin B1 0 0.015 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B2 0 0.022 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B3 0 0.235 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B5 0 Wheat gluten
Vitamin B6 0 0.113 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 0 Wheat gluten
Vitamin K 0 Wheat gluten
Folic acid (B9) 0 Wheat gluten
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.272 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.156 Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81 Wheat gluten
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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