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Amaranth grain vs Glutinous rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Amaranth grain and Glutinous rice?

  • Amaranth grain is richer than Glutinous rice in Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B6, and Folate.
  • Amaranth grain's daily need coverage for Manganese is 26% more.
  • Amaranth grain has 24 times more Calcium than Glutinous rice. While Amaranth grain has 47mg of Calcium, Glutinous rice has only 2mg.

We used Amaranth grain, cooked and Rice, white, glutinous, unenriched, cooked types in this article.

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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 +2250%
Contains more Iron +1400%
Contains more Magnesium +1200%
Contains more Phosphorus +1750%
Contains more Potassium +1250%
Contains more Zinc +109.8%
Contains more Copper +204.1%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
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% 6% 4% 4% 1% 1% 12% 17%
Contains more Calcium +2250%
Contains more Iron +1400%
Contains more Magnesium +1200%
Contains more Phosphorus +1750%
Contains more Potassium +1250%
Contains more Zinc +109.8%
Contains more Copper +204.1%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%

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 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +334.6%
Contains more Folate +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.4%
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% 1% 0% 0% 5% 3% 6% 13% 6% 1% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +375%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +334.6%
Contains more Folate +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.4%

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 Glutinous rice
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Glutinous rice Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 20.09g Glutinous rice
Protein 3.8g 2.02g Amaranth grain
Fats 1.58g 0.19g Amaranth grain
Carbs 18.69g 21.09g Glutinous rice
Calories 102kcal 97kcal Amaranth grain
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.05g Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1g 1g Amaranth grain
Calcium 47mg 2mg Amaranth grain
Iron 2.1mg 0.14mg Amaranth grain
Magnesium 65mg 5mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148mg 8mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 135mg 10mg Amaranth grain
Sodium 6mg 5mg Glutinous rice
Zinc 0.86mg 0.41mg Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149mg 0.049mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin A IU 0IU Glutinous rice
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.04mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D IU 0IU Glutinous rice
Vitamin D µg 0µg Glutinous rice
Vitamin C mg 0mg Glutinous rice
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.02mg Glutinous rice
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.013mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 0.29mg Glutinous rice
Vitamin B5 mg 0.215mg Glutinous rice
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.026mg Amaranth grain
Folate 22µg 1µg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Glutinous rice
Vitamin K µg 0µg Glutinous rice
Tryptophan mg 0.023mg Glutinous rice
Threonine mg 0.072mg Glutinous rice
Isoleucine mg 0.087mg Glutinous rice
Leucine mg 0.167mg Glutinous rice
Lysine mg 0.073mg Glutinous rice
Methionine mg 0.047mg Glutinous rice
Phenylalanine mg 0.108mg Glutinous rice
Valine mg 0.123mg Glutinous rice
Histidine mg 0.047mg Glutinous rice
Cholesterol mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat g 0.039g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.07g Glutinous rice
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.069g Glutinous rice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Glutinous rice
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
3
Glutinous rice
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
5
Glutinous rice

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
12%
Glutinous rice
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
21%
Glutinous rice
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
1%
Glutinous rice

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.05g)
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 - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is relatively richer in minerals

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. Glutinous rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169711/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.