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Amaranth grain vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Amaranth grain and Cornmeal

  • Amaranth grain has more Manganese, Copper, and Magnesium, however Cornmeal has more Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Cornmeal is 47% higher.
  • Cornmeal has 5 times less Manganese than Amaranth grain. Amaranth grain has 0.854mg of Manganese, while Cornmeal has 0.174mg.

Food types used in this article are Amaranth grain, cooked and Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow.

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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 +1466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +103.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.5%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Zinc +30.3%
Contains more Copper +96.1%
Contains more Iron +107.6%
Equal in Potassium - 142
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 164% 23% 43% 13% 1% 19% 26%
Contains more Calcium +1466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +103.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.5%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Zinc +30.3%
Contains more Copper +96.1%
Contains more Iron +107.6%
Equal in Potassium - 142

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 +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1636.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2014%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.1%
Contains more Folate +850%
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 13% 3% 0% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 157% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1636.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2014%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.1%
Contains more Folate +850%

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 Cornmeal
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 Cornmeal Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 75.55g Cornmeal
Protein 3.8g 7.11g Cornmeal
Fats 1.58g 1.75g Cornmeal
Carbs 18.69g 79.45g Cornmeal
Calories 102kcal 370kcal Cornmeal
Starch 16.23g 73.3g Cornmeal
Fructose g 0.17g Cornmeal
Sugar g 1.61g Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1g 3.9g Cornmeal
Calcium 47mg 3mg Amaranth grain
Iron 2.1mg 4.36mg Cornmeal
Magnesium 65mg 32mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148mg 99mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 135mg 142mg Cornmeal
Sodium 6mg 7mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86mg 0.66mg Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149mg 0.076mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin A IU 214IU Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.12mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D IU 0IU Cornmeal
Vitamin D µg 0µg Cornmeal
Vitamin C mg 0mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.551mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.382mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 4.968mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 mg 0.24mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.182mg Cornmeal
Folate 22µg 209µg Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Cornmeal
Vitamin K µg 0µg Cornmeal
Tryptophan mg 0.038mg Cornmeal
Threonine mg 0.172mg Cornmeal
Isoleucine mg 0.242mg Cornmeal
Leucine mg 1.006mg Cornmeal
Lysine mg 0.105mg Cornmeal
Methionine mg 0.162mg Cornmeal
Phenylalanine mg 0.366mg Cornmeal
Valine mg 0.337mg Cornmeal
Histidine mg 0.172mg Cornmeal
Cholesterol mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g 0g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat g 0.22g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.39g Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.828g Cornmeal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Cornmeal
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
46
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
36
Cornmeal

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
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
8%
Cornmeal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is cheaper?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.61g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
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 - 0.22g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Cornmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168867/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.