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Amaranth grain vs Papadum - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Amaranth grain and Papadum

  • Papadum has more Copper, Iron, Fiber, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Potassium, and Zinc than Amaranth grain.
  • Papadum's daily need coverage for Copper is 94% more.
  • Amaranth grain contains less Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Amaranth grain, cooked and Papad.

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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 -99.7%
Contains more Calcium +204.3%
Contains more Iron +271.4%
Contains more Magnesium +316.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +160.1%
Contains more Potassium +640.7%
Contains more Zinc +295.3%
Contains more Copper +569.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 293% 194% 166% 89% 228% 93% 333%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Calcium +204.3%
Contains more Iron +271.4%
Contains more Magnesium +316.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +160.1%
Contains more Potassium +640.7%
Contains more Zinc +295.3%
Contains more Copper +569.8%

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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Papadum
Contains more Vitamin E +280%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1746.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1072.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +526.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.2%
Contains more Folate +895.5%
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 3% 1% 0% 0% 70% 60% 28% 56% 66% 165% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +280%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1746.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1072.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +526.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +152.2%
Contains more Folate +895.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Papadum Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 41.27g Papadum
Protein 3.8g 25.56g Papadum
Fats 1.58g 3.25g Papadum
Carbs 18.69g 59.87g Papadum
Calories 102kcal 371kcal Papadum
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1g 18.6g Papadum
Calcium 47mg 143mg Papadum
Iron 2.1mg 7.8mg Papadum
Magnesium 65mg 271mg Papadum
Phosphorus 148mg 385mg Papadum
Potassium 135mg 1000mg Papadum
Sodium 6mg 1745mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86mg 3.4mg Papadum
Copper 0.149mg 0.998mg Papadum
Vitamin A IU 50IU Papadum
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.05mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D IU 0IU Papadum
Vitamin D µg 0µg Papadum
Vitamin C mg 0mg Papadum
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.277mg Papadum
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.258mg Papadum
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 1.472mg Papadum
Vitamin B5 mg 0.917mg Papadum
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.285mg Papadum
Folate 22µg 219µg Papadum
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Papadum
Vitamin K µg 0.4µg Papadum
Tryptophan mg 0.266mg Papadum
Threonine mg 0.886mg Papadum
Isoleucine mg 1.303mg Papadum
Leucine mg 2.115mg Papadum
Lysine mg 1.695mg Papadum
Methionine mg 0.372mg Papadum
Phenylalanine mg 1.491mg Papadum
Valine mg 1.434mg Papadum
Histidine mg 0.715mg Papadum
Cholesterol mg 4mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat g 1.084g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.532g Papadum
Polyunsaturated fat g 1.148g Papadum

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Papadum
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
37
Papadum
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
179
Papadum

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
153%
Papadum
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
60%
Papadum
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
15%
Papadum

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Papadum
Papadum is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is cheaper?
Papadum
Papadum is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Papadum
Papadum is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Papadum
Papadum is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 1739mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.084g)

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. Papadum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168106/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.