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Amaranth grain vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Amaranth grain and Broad bean

  • Amaranth grain has more Selenium, Manganese, Magnesium, and Iron, however Broad bean is higher in Folate, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1.
  • Broad bean covers your daily Folate needs 32% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Broad bean contains 7 times less Selenium than Amaranth grain. Amaranth grain contains 5.5µg of Selenium, while Broad bean contains 0.8µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Amaranth grain, cooked and Beans, fava, in pod, 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
Contains more Calcium +27%
Contains more Iron +35.5%
Contains more Magnesium +97%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.7%
Contains less Sodium -76%
Contains more Potassium +145.9%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
Contains more Copper +169.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Contains more Calcium +27%
Contains more Iron +35.5%
Contains more Magnesium +97%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.7%
Contains less Sodium -76%
Contains more Potassium +145.9%
Contains more Zinc +16.3%
Contains more Copper +169.8%

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 E +510.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +786.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +857%
Contains more Folate +572.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.104
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 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
Contains more Vitamin E +510.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +786.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +857%
Contains more Folate +572.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.104

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Broad bean Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 10.13g Amaranth grain
Protein 3.8g 7.92g Broad bean
Fats 1.58g 0.73g Amaranth grain
Carbs 18.69g 17.63g Amaranth grain
Calories 102kcal 88kcal Amaranth grain
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g 9.21g Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1g 7.5g Broad bean
Calcium 47mg 37mg Amaranth grain
Iron 2.1mg 1.55mg Amaranth grain
Magnesium 65mg 33mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148mg 129mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 135mg 332mg Broad bean
Sodium 6mg 25mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86mg 1mg Broad bean
Copper 0.149mg 0.402mg Broad bean
Vitamin A IU 333IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.19mg 1.16mg Broad bean
Vitamin D IU 0IU Broad bean
Vitamin D µg 0µg Broad bean
Vitamin C mg 3.7mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.133mg Broad bean
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.29mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 2.249mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 mg 0.225mg Broad bean
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.104mg Amaranth grain
Folate 22µg 148µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Broad bean
Vitamin K µg 40.9µg Broad bean
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g 0g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat g 0.118g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.104g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.342g Broad bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Broad bean
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
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
43
Broad 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
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
18%
Broad bean
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
3%
Broad bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Broad bean
Broad bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
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 - 0.118g)
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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.