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Amaranth leaves vs. Pimiento — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Amaranth leaves and Pimiento?

  • Amaranth leaves are richer in Vitamin K, Manganese, Calcium, Folate, Potassium, Copper, Magnesium, Iron, and Vitamin B2, yet Pimiento is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Amaranth leaves' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 943% higher.
  • Amaranth leaves have 36 times more Calcium than Pimiento. Amaranth leaves have 215mg of Calcium, while Pimiento has 6mg.

We used Amaranth leaves, raw and Pimento, canned types in this comparison.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +3483.3%
Contains more Iron +38.1%
Contains more Magnesium +816.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +194.1%
Contains more Potassium +286.7%
Contains more Zinc +373.7%
Contains more Copper +230.6%
Contains more Manganese +862%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Contains less Sodium -30%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 65% 87% 40% 22% 54% 3% 25% 54% 116% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 63% 5% 8% 14% 2% 6% 17% 12% 2%
Contains more Calcium +3483.3%
Contains more Iron +38.1%
Contains more Magnesium +816.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +194.1%
Contains more Potassium +286.7%
Contains more Zinc +373.7%
Contains more Copper +230.6%
Contains more Manganese +862%
Contains more Selenium +350%
Contains less Sodium -30%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +163.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +540%
Contains more Folate +1316.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +13634.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12%
Equal in Vitamin A - 2655
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.615
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 176% 0% 0% 145% 7% 37% 13% 4% 45% 64% 0% 0% 2850%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 160% 14% 0% 283% 5% 14% 12% 1% 50% 5% 0% 4% 21%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +163.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +540%
Contains more Folate +1316.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +13634.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12%
Equal in Vitamin A - 2655
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.615

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +123.6%
Contains more Other +275%
Contains more Carbs +26.9%
Equal in Fats - 0.3
Equal in Water - 93.1
2% 4% 92%
Protein: 2.46 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 4.02 g
Water: 91.69 g
Other: 1.5 g
5% 93%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 5.1 g
Water: 93.1 g
Other: 0.4 g
Contains more Protein +123.6%
Contains more Other +275%
Contains more Carbs +26.9%
Equal in Fats - 0.3
Equal in Water - 93.1

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +280%
Contains less Saturated Fat -50.5%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.161
29% 24% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.091 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.076 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.147 g
20% 9% 71%
Saturated Fat: 0.045 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.161 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +280%
Contains less Saturated Fat -50.5%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.161

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Amaranth leaves Pimiento
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth leaves Pimiento Opinion
Net carbs 4.02g 3.2g Amaranth leaves
Protein 2.46g 1.1g Amaranth leaves
Fats 0.33g 0.3g Amaranth leaves
Carbs 4.02g 5.1g Pimiento
Calories 23kcal 23kcal
Sugar 2.71g Amaranth leaves
Fiber 1.9g Pimiento
Calcium 215mg 6mg Amaranth leaves
Iron 2.32mg 1.68mg Amaranth leaves
Magnesium 55mg 6mg Amaranth leaves
Phosphorus 50mg 17mg Amaranth leaves
Potassium 611mg 158mg Amaranth leaves
Sodium 20mg 14mg Pimiento
Zinc 0.9mg 0.19mg Amaranth leaves
Copper 0.162mg 0.049mg Amaranth leaves
Manganese 0.885mg 0.092mg Amaranth leaves
Selenium 0.9µg 0.2µg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin A 2917IU 2655IU Amaranth leaves
Vitamin A RAE 146µg 133µg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin E 0.69mg Pimiento
Vitamin C 43.3mg 84.9mg Pimiento
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.017mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B2 0.158mg 0.06mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B3 0.658mg 0.615mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B5 0.064mg 0.01mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B6 0.192mg 0.215mg Pimiento
Folate 85µg 6µg Amaranth leaves
Choline 6.3mg Pimiento
Vitamin K 1140µg 8.3µg Amaranth leaves
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.014mg Amaranth leaves
Threonine 0.099mg 0.04mg Amaranth leaves
Isoleucine 0.119mg 0.036mg Amaranth leaves
Leucine 0.195mg 0.058mg Amaranth leaves
Lysine 0.127mg 0.049mg Amaranth leaves
Methionine 0.036mg 0.013mg Amaranth leaves
Phenylalanine 0.133mg 0.034mg Amaranth leaves
Valine 0.137mg 0.046mg Amaranth leaves
Histidine 0.052mg 0.022mg Amaranth leaves
Saturated Fat 0.091g 0.045g Pimiento
Monounsaturated Fat 0.076g 0.02g Amaranth leaves
Polyunsaturated fat 0.147g 0.161g Pimiento

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Amaranth leaves Pimiento
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
257%
Amaranth leaves
43%
Pimiento
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Amaranth leaves
13%
Pimiento

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pimiento
Pimiento contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pimiento
Pimiento is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.046g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.71g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Amaranth leaves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168385/nutrients
  2. Pimiento - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168559/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.