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Amaranth grain vs Baked beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Amaranth grain and Baked beans?

  • Amaranth grain is higher in Manganese, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, yet Baked beans are higher in Fiber, Vitamin B1, Potassium, and Folate.
  • Amaranth grain's daily need coverage for Manganese is 26% more.
  • Amaranth grain has 2 times more Magnesium than Baked beans. While Amaranth grain has 65mg of Magnesium, Baked beans have only 43mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Amaranth grain is lower.

We used Amaranth grain, cooked and Beans, baked, home prepared types in this article.

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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 Magnesium +51.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.8%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Zinc +17.8%
Contains more Calcium +29.8%
Contains more Potassium +165.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.99
Equal in Copper - 0.159
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 75% 31% 47% 32% 56% 20% 53%
Contains more Magnesium +51.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.8%
Contains less Sodium -98.6%
Contains more Zinc +17.8%
Contains more Calcium +29.8%
Contains more Potassium +165.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.99
Equal in Copper - 0.159

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 B6 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +806.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.6%
Contains more Folate +118.2%
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 0% 0% 0% 4% 34% 12% 8% 10% 21% 36% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +806.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +122.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +73.6%
Contains more Folate +118.2%

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 Baked beans
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Baked beans Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 16.13g Amaranth grain
Protein 3.8g 5.54g Baked beans
Fats 1.58g 5.15g Baked beans
Carbs 18.69g 21.63g Baked beans
Calories 102kcal 155kcal Baked beans
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 2.1g 5.5g Baked beans
Calcium 47mg 61mg Baked beans
Iron 2.1mg 1.99mg Amaranth grain
Magnesium 65mg 43mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148mg 109mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 135mg 358mg Baked beans
Sodium 6mg 422mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86mg 0.73mg Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149mg 0.159mg Baked beans
Vitamin A IU 0IU Baked beans
Vitamin E 0.19mg mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D IU 0IU Baked beans
Vitamin D µg 0µg Baked beans
Vitamin C mg 1.1mg Baked beans
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.136mg Baked beans
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.049mg Baked beans
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 0.408mg Baked beans
Vitamin B5 mg 0.155mg Baked beans
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.09mg Amaranth grain
Folate 22µg 48µg Baked beans
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Baked beans
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.067mg Baked beans
Threonine mg 0.228mg Baked beans
Isoleucine mg 0.242mg Baked beans
Leucine mg 0.428mg Baked beans
Lysine mg 0.379mg Baked beans
Methionine mg 0.086mg Baked beans
Phenylalanine mg 0.287mg Baked beans
Valine mg 0.282mg Baked beans
Histidine mg 0.153mg Baked beans
Cholesterol mg 5mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g 0g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat g 1.948g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 2.133g Baked beans
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.74g Baked beans

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Baked beans
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
10
Baked beans
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
41
Baked beans

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
33%
Baked beans
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
22%
Baked beans
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
24%
Baked beans

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Baked beans
Baked beans is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is cheaper?
Baked beans
Baked beans is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Baked beans
Baked beans is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 416mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.948g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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

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. Baked beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173731/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.