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

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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11
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 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 0% 3% 1% 0% 70% 60% 28% 56% 66% 0% 1% 165%
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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

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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?
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 Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
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 Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.084g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.