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Amaranth grain vs Groat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Amaranth grain and Groat

  • Amaranth grain has more Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, and Selenium than Groat.
  • Amaranth grain's daily need coverage for Manganese is 20% more.
  • Amaranth grain contains 7 times more Calcium than Groat. Amaranth grain contains 47mg of Calcium, while Groat contains 7mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Amaranth grain, cooked and Buckwheat groats, roasted, cooked.

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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 +571.4%
Contains more Iron +162.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.4%
Contains more Potassium +53.4%
Contains more Zinc +41%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.146
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 30% 37% 30% 8% 1% 17% 49%
Contains more Calcium +571.4%
Contains more Iron +162.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.4%
Contains more Potassium +53.4%
Contains more Zinc +41%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.146

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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Groat
Contains more Vitamin E +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.8%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
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% 2% 0% 0% 10% 9% 18% 22% 18% 11% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin E +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.8%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Groat Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 17.24g Groat
Protein 3.8g 3.38g Amaranth grain
Fats 1.58g 0.62g Amaranth grain
Carbs 18.69g 19.94g Groat
Calories 102kcal 92kcal Amaranth grain
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g 0.1g Groat
Sugar g 0.9g Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1g 2.7g Groat
Calcium 47mg 7mg Amaranth grain
Iron 2.1mg 0.8mg Amaranth grain
Magnesium 65mg 51mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148mg 70mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 135mg 88mg Amaranth grain
Sodium 6mg 4mg Groat
Zinc 0.86mg 0.61mg Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149mg 0.146mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin A IU 0IU Groat
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.09mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D IU 0IU Groat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Groat
Vitamin C mg 0mg Groat
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.04mg Groat
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.039mg Groat
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 0.94mg Groat
Vitamin B5 mg 0.359mg Groat
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.077mg Amaranth grain
Folate 22µg 14µg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Groat
Vitamin K µg 1.9µg Groat
Tryptophan mg 0.049mg Groat
Threonine mg 0.129mg Groat
Isoleucine mg 0.127mg Groat
Leucine mg 0.212mg Groat
Lysine mg 0.172mg Groat
Methionine mg 0.044mg Groat
Phenylalanine mg 0.133mg Groat
Valine mg 0.173mg Groat
Histidine mg 0.079mg Groat
Cholesterol mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat g 0.134g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.188g Groat
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.188g Groat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Groat
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
8
Groat
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
22
Groat

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
20%
Groat
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
20%
Groat
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
3%
Groat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Groat
Groat contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Groat
Groat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 52)
Which food is cheaper?
Groat
Groat is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Groat
Groat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.9g)
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 - 0.134g)
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. Groat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170686/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.