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Amaranth leaves vs. Welsh onion — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Amaranth leaves and Welsh onion?

  • Welsh onion has less Vitamin K, Manganese, Calcium, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium than Amaranth leaves.
  • Amaranth leaves' daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 789% higher.
  • Amaranth leaves have 12 times more Calcium than Welsh onion. Amaranth leaves have 215mg of Calcium, while Welsh onion has 18mg.

We used Amaranth leaves, raw and Onions, welsh, raw 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 +1094.4%
Contains more Iron +90.2%
Contains more Magnesium +139.1%
Contains more Potassium +188.2%
Contains more Zinc +73.1%
Contains more Copper +131.4%
Contains more Manganese +546%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains less Sodium -15%
Equal in Phosphorus - 49
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 6% 46% 17% 22% 19% 3% 15% 24% 18% 4%
Contains more Calcium +1094.4%
Contains more Iron +90.2%
Contains more Magnesium +139.1%
Contains more Potassium +188.2%
Contains more Zinc +73.1%
Contains more Copper +131.4%
Contains more Manganese +546%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains less Sodium -15%
Equal in Phosphorus - 49

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 A +151.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.7%
Contains more Folate +431.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +489.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +164.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 176% 0% 0% 145% 7% 37% 13% 4% 45% 64% 0% 2850%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 70% 11% 0% 90% 13% 21% 8% 11% 17% 12% 0% 484%
Contains more Vitamin A +151.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.7%
Contains more Folate +431.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +489.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +164.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +29.5%
Contains more Other +114.3%
Contains more Fats +21.2%
Contains more Carbs +61.7%
Equal in Water - 90.5
2% 4% 92%
Protein: 2.46 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 4.02 g
Water: 91.69 g
Other: 1.5 g
2% 7% 91%
Protein: 1.9 g
Fats: 0.4 g
Carbs: 6.5 g
Water: 90.5 g
Other: 0.7 g
Contains more Protein +29.5%
Contains more Other +114.3%
Contains more Fats +21.2%
Contains more Carbs +61.7%
Equal in Water - 90.5

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +35.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -26.4%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.156
29% 24% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.091 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.076 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.147 g
24% 20% 56%
Saturated Fat: 0.067 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.056 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.156 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +35.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -26.4%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.156

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 Welsh onion
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
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth leaves Welsh onion Opinion
Net carbs 4.02g 4.1g Welsh onion
Protein 2.46g 1.9g Amaranth leaves
Fats 0.33g 0.4g Welsh onion
Carbs 4.02g 6.5g Welsh onion
Calories 23kcal 34kcal Welsh onion
Sugar 2.18g Amaranth leaves
Fiber 2.4g Welsh onion
Calcium 215mg 18mg Amaranth leaves
Iron 2.32mg 1.22mg Amaranth leaves
Magnesium 55mg 23mg Amaranth leaves
Phosphorus 50mg 49mg Amaranth leaves
Potassium 611mg 212mg Amaranth leaves
Sodium 20mg 17mg Welsh onion
Zinc 0.9mg 0.52mg Amaranth leaves
Copper 0.162mg 0.07mg Amaranth leaves
Manganese 0.885mg 0.137mg Amaranth leaves
Selenium 0.9µg 0.6µg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin A 2917IU 1160IU Amaranth leaves
Vitamin A RAE 146µg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin E 0.51mg Welsh onion
Vitamin C 43.3mg 27mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B1 0.027mg 0.05mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B2 0.158mg 0.09mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B3 0.658mg 0.4mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B5 0.064mg 0.169mg Welsh onion
Vitamin B6 0.192mg 0.072mg Amaranth leaves
Folate 85µg 16µg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin K 1140µg 193.4µg Amaranth leaves
Tryptophan 0.031mg 0.021mg Amaranth leaves
Threonine 0.099mg 0.074mg Amaranth leaves
Isoleucine 0.119mg 0.081mg Amaranth leaves
Leucine 0.195mg 0.113mg Amaranth leaves
Lysine 0.127mg 0.095mg Amaranth leaves
Methionine 0.036mg 0.021mg Amaranth leaves
Phenylalanine 0.133mg 0.061mg Amaranth leaves
Valine 0.137mg 0.084mg Amaranth leaves
Histidine 0.052mg 0.033mg Amaranth leaves
Saturated Fat 0.091g 0.067g Welsh onion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.076g 0.056g Amaranth leaves
Polyunsaturated fat 0.147g 0.156g Welsh onion

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Amaranth leaves Welsh onion
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
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
278%
Amaranth leaves
61%
Welsh onion
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Amaranth leaves
17%
Welsh onion

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Welsh onion
Welsh onion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.18g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Welsh onion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170007/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.