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Amaranth grain vs Nattō - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Amaranth grain and Nattō

  • Amaranth grain has less Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Potassium, Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium.
  • Nattō covers your daily Iron needs 81% more than Amaranth grain.

Food varieties used in this article are Amaranth grain, cooked and Natto.

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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 less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Iron +309.5%
Contains more Calcium +361.7%
Contains more Potassium +440%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Copper +347.7%
Contains more Zinc +252.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Iron +309.5%
Contains more Calcium +361.7%
Contains more Potassium +440%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Copper +347.7%
Contains more Zinc +252.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%

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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Nattō
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +966.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +763.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
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 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +966.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +763.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%

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
20
Nattō
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
114
Nattō

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
116%
Nattō
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
13%
Nattō
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
51%
Nattō

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

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is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Nattō
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?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is cheaper?
Nattō
Nattō is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.89g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.591g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Nattō Opinion
Calories 102 211 Nattō
Protein 3.8 19.4 Nattō
Fats 1.58 11 Nattō
Vitamin C 13 Nattō
Carbs 18.69 12.68 Amaranth grain
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Nattō
Iron 2.1 8.6 Nattō
Calcium 47 217 Nattō
Potassium 135 729 Nattō
Magnesium 65 115 Nattō
Sugar 4.89 Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1 5.4 Nattō
Copper 0.149 0.667 Nattō
Zinc 0.86 3.03 Nattō
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148 174 Nattō
Sodium 6 7 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 0 Nattō
Vitamin E 0.19 0.01 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Nattō
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.16 Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.19 Nattō
Vitamin B3 0.235 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B5 0.215 Nattō
Vitamin B6 0.113 0.13 Nattō
Vitamin B12 0 Nattō
Vitamin K 23.1 Nattō
Folate 22 8 Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 1.591 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 Nattō
Methionine 0.208 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941 Nattō
Valine 1.018 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 Nattō
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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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.