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Amaranth grain vs Hummus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Amaranth grain and Hummus

  • Amaranth grain has more Selenium, however Hummus is richer in Copper, Fiber, Folate, Vitamin B1, Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Hummus covers your daily Copper needs 42% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Hummus has 2 times less Selenium than Amaranth grain. Amaranth grain has 5.5µg of Selenium, while Hummus has 2.6µg.
  • Amaranth grain contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Amaranth grain, cooked and Hummus, commercial.

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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 +23.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.4%
Contains more Iron +16.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.9%
Contains more Potassium +68.9%
Contains more Zinc +112.8%
Contains more Copper +253.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 71
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 92% 51% 76% 21% 50% 50% 176%
Contains more Calcium +23.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.4%
Contains more Iron +16.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.9%
Contains more Potassium +68.9%
Contains more Zinc +112.8%
Contains more Copper +253.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 71

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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Hummus
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77%
Contains more Folate +277.3%
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 2% 0% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 63% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77%
Contains more Folate +277.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Hummus Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 8.29g Amaranth grain
Protein 3.8g 7.9g Hummus
Fats 1.58g 9.6g Hummus
Carbs 18.69g 14.29g Amaranth grain
Calories 102kcal 166kcal Hummus
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 2.1g 6g Hummus
Calcium 47mg 38mg Amaranth grain
Iron 2.1mg 2.44mg Hummus
Magnesium 65mg 71mg Hummus
Phosphorus 148mg 176mg Hummus
Potassium 135mg 228mg Hummus
Sodium 6mg 379mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86mg 1.83mg Hummus
Copper 0.149mg 0.527mg Hummus
Vitamin A IU 30IU Hummus
Vitamin E 0.19mg mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D IU 0IU Hummus
Vitamin D µg 0µg Hummus
Vitamin C mg 0mg Hummus
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.18mg Hummus
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.064mg Hummus
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 0.582mg Hummus
Vitamin B5 mg 0.132mg Hummus
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.2mg Hummus
Folate 22µg 83µg Hummus
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Hummus
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat g 1.437g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 4.039g Hummus
Polyunsaturated fat g 3.613g Hummus

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Hummus
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
16
Hummus
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
66
Hummus

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
47%
Hummus
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
14%
Hummus
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
44%
Hummus

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 91)
Which food is cheaper?
Hummus
Hummus is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Hummus
Hummus is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Hummus
Hummus is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 373mg)
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 - 1.437g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. Hummus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174289/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.