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Amaranth grain vs Adzuki bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Amaranth grain and Adzuki bean

  • The amount of Folate, Copper, Fiber, Manganese, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Vitamin B6 in Adzuki bean is higher than in Amaranth grain.
  • Adzuki bean covers your daily need of Folate 150% more than Amaranth grain.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Amaranth grain, cooked and Beans, adzuki, mature seeds, raw.

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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
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Contains more Iron +137.1%
Contains more Calcium +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +828.9%
Contains more Magnesium +95.4%
Contains more Copper +634.2%
Contains more Zinc +486%
Contains more Phosphorus +157.4%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 187% 20% 111% 91% 365% 138% 164% 1%
Contains more Iron +137.1%
Contains more Calcium +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +828.9%
Contains more Magnesium +95.4%
Contains more Copper +634.2%
Contains more Zinc +486%
Contains more Phosphorus +157.4%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%

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 B1 +2933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1019.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.6%
Contains more Folate +2727.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 0% 4% 6% 5% 0% 27% 0% 0% 17%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 0% 114% 51% 50% 89% 81% 0% 0% 467%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1019.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +210.6%
Contains more Folate +2727.3%

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
71
Adzuki bean
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
134
Adzuki bean

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
119%
Adzuki bean
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
63%
Adzuki bean
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
2%
Adzuki bean

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 Adzuki bean
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

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Amaranth grain Adzuki bean
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

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 - 0.191g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 71)
Which food is cheaper?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Adzuki bean Opinion
Calories 102 329 Adzuki bean
Protein 3.8 19.87 Adzuki bean
Fats 1.58 0.53 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 0 Adzuki bean
Carbs 18.69 62.9 Adzuki bean
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Adzuki bean
Iron 2.1 4.98 Adzuki bean
Calcium 47 66 Adzuki bean
Potassium 135 1254 Adzuki bean
Magnesium 65 127 Adzuki bean
Sugar
Fiber 2.1 12.7 Adzuki bean
Copper 0.149 1.094 Adzuki bean
Zinc 0.86 5.04 Adzuki bean
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148 381 Adzuki bean
Sodium 6 5 Adzuki bean
Vitamin A 17 Adzuki bean
Vitamin E 0.19 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Adzuki bean
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.455 Adzuki bean
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.22 Adzuki bean
Vitamin B3 0.235 2.63 Adzuki bean
Vitamin B5 1.471 Adzuki bean
Vitamin B6 0.113 0.351 Adzuki bean
Vitamin B12 0 Adzuki bean
Vitamin K
Folate 22 622 Adzuki bean
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.191 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05 Adzuki bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113 Adzuki bean
Tryptophan 0.191 Adzuki bean
Threonine 0.674 Adzuki bean
Isoleucine 0.791 Adzuki bean
Leucine 1.668 Adzuki bean
Lysine 1.497 Adzuki bean
Methionine 0.21 Adzuki bean
Phenylalanine 1.052 Adzuki bean
Valine 1.023 Adzuki bean
Histidine 0.524 Adzuki bean
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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. Adzuki bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173727/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.