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Amaranth grain vs Cellophane noodles - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Amaranth grain and Cellophane noodles

  • Amaranth grain has more Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, and Fiber, however Cellophane noodles has more Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Amaranth grain is 33% higher.
  • Cellophane noodles have 22 times less Magnesium than Amaranth grain. Amaranth grain has 65mg of Magnesium, while Cellophane noodles have 3mg.

Food types used in this article are Amaranth grain, cooked and Noodles, chinese, cellophane or long rice (mung beans), dehydrated.

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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 +88%
Contains more Magnesium +2066.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +1250%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +109.8%
Contains more Copper +84%
Equal in Iron - 2.17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 82% 3% 14% 1% 2% 12% 27%
Contains more Calcium +88%
Contains more Magnesium +2066.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +1250%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +109.8%
Contains more Copper +84%
Equal in Iron - 2.17

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 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +126%
Contains more Folate +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
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% 3% 0% 0% 38% 0% 4% 6% 12% 2% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +126%
Contains more Folate +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%

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 Cellophane noodles
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Cellophane noodles Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 85.59g Cellophane noodles
Protein 3.8g 0.16g Amaranth grain
Fats 1.58g 0.06g Amaranth grain
Carbs 18.69g 86.09g Cellophane noodles
Calories 102kcal 351kcal Cellophane noodles
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1g 0.5g Amaranth grain
Calcium 47mg 25mg Amaranth grain
Iron 2.1mg 2.17mg Cellophane noodles
Magnesium 65mg 3mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148mg 32mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 135mg 10mg Amaranth grain
Sodium 6mg 10mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86mg 0.41mg Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149mg 0.081mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin A IU 0IU Cellophane noodles
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.13mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D IU 0IU Cellophane noodles
Vitamin D µg 0µg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin C mg 0mg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.15mg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 0.2mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B5 mg 0.1mg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.05mg Amaranth grain
Folate 22µg 2µg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin K µg 0µg Cellophane noodles
Tryptophan mg 0.002mg Cellophane noodles
Threonine mg 0.005mg Cellophane noodles
Isoleucine mg 0.007mg Cellophane noodles
Leucine mg 0.013mg Cellophane noodles
Lysine mg 0.011mg Cellophane noodles
Methionine mg 0.002mg Cellophane noodles
Phenylalanine mg 0.01mg Cellophane noodles
Valine mg 0.008mg Cellophane noodles
Histidine mg 0.005mg Cellophane noodles
Cholesterol mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g 0g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat g 0.017g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.008g Cellophane noodles
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.018g Cellophane noodles

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Amaranth grain Cellophane noodles
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
5
Cellophane noodles
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
18
Cellophane noodles

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
1%
Cellophane noodles
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
86%
Cellophane noodles
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
0%
Cellophane noodles

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food is cheaper?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
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 - 0.017g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Cellophane noodles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174258/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.