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Amaranth grain vs Green bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Amaranth grain and Green bean

  • Amaranth grain has more Manganese, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, Copper, and Zinc, however Green bean has more Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Amaranth grain is 28% higher.
  • Green bean has 9 times less Selenium than Amaranth grain. Amaranth grain has 5.5µg of Selenium, while Green bean has 0.6µg.

Food types used in this article are Amaranth grain, cooked and Beans, snap, green, 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 +103.9%
Contains more Calcium +27%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains more Copper +115.9%
Contains more Zinc +258.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.5%
Contains more Potassium +56.3%
Equal in Sodium - 6
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 12% 19% 18% 24% 7% 17% 1%
Contains more Iron +103.9%
Contains more Calcium +27%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains more Copper +115.9%
Contains more Zinc +258.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.5%
Contains more Potassium +56.3%
Equal in Sodium - 6

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 +115.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +446.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +212.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
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 41% 42% 9% 0% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 0% 108% 25%
Contains more Vitamin E +115.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +446.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +212.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.8%
Contains more Folate +50%

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
27
Green bean
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
17
Green 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
11%
Green bean
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
7%
Green bean
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
1%
Green 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 Green bean
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium Equal

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Amaranth grain Green bean
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 77)
Which food is cheaper?
Green bean
Green bean is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Green bean
Green bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.26g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.05g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (6 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Green bean Opinion
Calories 102 31 Amaranth grain
Protein 3.8 1.83 Amaranth grain
Fats 1.58 0.22 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 12.2 Green bean
Carbs 18.69 6.97 Amaranth grain
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Green bean
Iron 2.1 1.03 Amaranth grain
Calcium 47 37 Amaranth grain
Potassium 135 211 Green bean
Magnesium 65 25 Amaranth grain
Sugar 3.26 Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1 2.7 Green bean
Copper 0.149 0.069 Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86 0.24 Amaranth grain
Starch 16.23 0.88 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148 38 Amaranth grain
Sodium 6 6
Vitamin A 690 Green bean
Vitamin E 0.19 0.41 Green bean
Vitamin D 0 Green bean
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.082 Green bean
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.104 Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.235 0.734 Green bean
Vitamin B5 0.225 Green bean
Vitamin B6 0.113 0.141 Green bean
Vitamin B12 0 Green bean
Vitamin K 43 Green bean
Folate 22 33 Green bean
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.05 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 Green bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113 Green bean
Tryptophan 0.019 Green bean
Threonine 0.079 Green bean
Isoleucine 0.066 Green bean
Leucine 0.112 Green bean
Lysine 0.088 Green bean
Methionine 0.022 Green bean
Phenylalanine 0.067 Green bean
Valine 0.09 Green bean
Histidine 0.034 Green bean
Fructose 1.39 Green bean

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. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169961/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.