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Amaranth grain vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Amaranth grain and Barley?

  • Amaranth grain has less Fiber, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Iron, Zinc, and Phosphorus than Barley.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Fiber is 61% higher.

We used Amaranth grain, cooked and Barley, hulled 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +42.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +104.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains more Potassium +234.8%
Contains more Zinc +222.1%
Contains more Copper +234.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains more Calcium +42.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +104.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains more Potassium +234.8%
Contains more Zinc +222.1%
Contains more Copper +234.2%

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
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Barley
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4206.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1859.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 4% 6% 5% 0% 27% 17% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 6%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4206.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1859.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Amaranth grain Barley
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Barley Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 56.18g Barley
Protein 3.8g 12.48g Barley
Fats 1.58g 2.3g Barley
Carbs 18.69g 73.48g Barley
Calories 102kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.8g Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 47mg 33mg Amaranth grain
Iron 2.1mg 3.6mg Barley
Magnesium 65mg 133mg Barley
Phosphorus 148mg 264mg Barley
Potassium 135mg 452mg Barley
Sodium 6mg 12mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 0.149mg 0.498mg Barley
Vitamin A IU 22IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin D IU 0IU Barley
Vitamin D µg 0µg Barley
Vitamin C mg 0mg Barley
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 mg 0.282mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.318mg Barley
Folate 22µg 19µg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Barley
Vitamin K µg 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan mg 0.208mg Barley
Threonine mg 0.424mg Barley
Isoleucine mg 0.456mg Barley
Leucine mg 0.848mg Barley
Lysine mg 0.465mg Barley
Methionine mg 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine mg 0.7mg Barley
Valine mg 0.612mg Barley
Histidine mg 0.281mg Barley
Cholesterol mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat g 0.482g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.295g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat g 1.108g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Barley
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
5
Amaranth grain
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
80
Barley

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 food.
Protein
23%
Amaranth grain
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
73%
Barley
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
11%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 69)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
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 - 0.482g)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Amaranth grain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170683/nutrients
  2. Barley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170283/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.