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Wheat vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat
Wheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Wheat
Wheat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.454g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Wheat 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
25
Wheat
3
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
67
Wheat
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
Wheat
7
:
Contains more Iron +67.6%
Contains more Potassium +219.3%
Contains more Magnesium +121.5%
Contains more Copper +271.1%
Contains more Zinc +383.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +243.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +38.2%
Contains more Iron +67.6%
Contains more Potassium +219.3%
Contains more Magnesium +121.5%
Contains more Copper +271.1%
Contains more Zinc +383.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +243.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +38.2%

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
Wheat
10
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2693.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2767.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2693.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2767.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.8%

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
82%
Wheat
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
71%
Wheat
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
11%
Wheat
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 Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 339 102 Wheat
Protein 13.68 3.8 Wheat
Fats 2.47 1.58 Wheat
Vitamin C 0 Wheat
Carbs 71.13 18.69 Wheat
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Wheat
Iron 3.52 2.1 Wheat
Calcium 34 47 Amaranth grain
Potassium 431 135 Wheat
Magnesium 144 65 Wheat
Sugars
Fiber 2.1 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.553 0.149 Wheat
Zinc 4.16 0.86 Wheat
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 508 148 Wheat
Sodium 2 6 Wheat
Vitamin A 0 Wheat
Vitamin E 0.19 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Wheat
Vitamin B1 0.419 0.015 Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.121 0.022 Wheat
Vitamin B3 6.738 0.235 Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.935 Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.419 0.113 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0 Wheat
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 Wheat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.454 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.344 Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.978 Wheat
Tryptophan 0.176 Wheat
Threonine 0.366 Wheat
Isoleucine 0.533 Wheat
Leucine 0.934 Wheat
Lysine 0.303 Wheat
Methionine 0.221 Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.681 Wheat
Valine 0.594 Wheat
Histidine 0.322 Wheat
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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