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Amaranth grain vs Cereal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Amaranth grain and Cereal

  • Amaranth grain has more Magnesium, and Phosphorus, however Cereal is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Zinc.
  • Cereal covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 523% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Cereal has 5 times less Calcium than Amaranth grain. Amaranth grain has 47mg of Calcium, while Cereal has 10mg.
  • Amaranth grain contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Amaranth grain, cooked and Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands).

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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 +370%
Contains more Potassium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +242.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%
Contains more Iron +1521.9%
Contains more Zinc +783.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.137
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1278% 3% 10% 14% 46% 208% 33% 104%
Contains more Calcium +370%
Contains more Potassium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +242.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.2%
Contains less Sodium -99.2%
Contains more Iron +1521.9%
Contains more Zinc +783.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.137

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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Cereal
Contains more Vitamin E +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41820%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17490.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12504.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5197.3%
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 129% 168% 2% 0% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +41820%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17490.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12504.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +5197.3%

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
393
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
212
Cereal

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
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
87%
Cereal
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
5%
Cereal

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

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Amaranth grain Cereal
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 glycemic index?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cereal
Cereal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.35g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 789mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.26g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol ( mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Cereal Opinion
Calories 102 378 Cereal
Protein 3.8 6.06 Cereal
Fats 1.58 1.08 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 38.5 Cereal
Carbs 18.69 86.85 Cereal
Cholesterol
Vitamin D
Iron 2.1 34.06 Cereal
Calcium 47 10 Amaranth grain
Potassium 135 105 Amaranth grain
Magnesium 65 19 Amaranth grain
Sugar 10.35 Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1 1.4 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149 0.137 Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86 7.6 Cereal
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148 77 Amaranth grain
Sodium 6 795 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 2792 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.19 0.08 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.015 6.288 Cereal
Vitamin B2 0.022 3.87 Cereal
Vitamin B3 0.235 29.62 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226 Cereal
Vitamin B6 0.113 5.986 Cereal
Vitamin B12
Vitamin K 0 Cereal
Folate 22 Amaranth grain
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.26 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204 Cereal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354 Cereal
Tryptophan 0.066 Cereal
Threonine 0.241 Cereal
Isoleucine 0.26 Cereal
Leucine 0.767 Cereal
Lysine 0.113 Cereal
Methionine 0.13 Cereal
Phenylalanine 0.365 Cereal
Valine 0.344 Cereal
Histidine 0.162 Cereal
Fructose 0.26 Cereal

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

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.