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Amaranth grain vs Seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Amaranth grain and Seed different?

  • Seed is higher than Amaranth grain in Fiber, Phosphorus, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1.
  • Seed covers your daily need of Fiber 129% more than Amaranth grain.

Amaranth grain, cooked and Seeds, chia seeds, dried types were used in this article.

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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 -62.5%
Contains more Calcium +1242.6%
Contains more Iron +267.6%
Contains more Magnesium +415.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +481.1%
Contains more Potassium +201.5%
Contains more Zinc +432.6%
Contains more Copper +520.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Calcium +1242.6%
Contains more Iron +267.6%
Contains more Magnesium +415.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +481.1%
Contains more Potassium +201.5%
Contains more Zinc +432.6%
Contains more Copper +520.1%

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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Seed
Contains more Vitamin E +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +672.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3657.4%
Contains more Folate +122.7%
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 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +672.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3657.4%
Contains more Folate +122.7%

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 Seed
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 Seed Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 7.72g Amaranth grain
Protein 3.8g 16.54g Seed
Fats 1.58g 30.74g Seed
Carbs 18.69g 42.12g Seed
Calories 102kcal 486kcal Seed
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 2.1g 34.4g Seed
Calcium 47mg 631mg Seed
Iron 2.1mg 7.72mg Seed
Magnesium 65mg 335mg Seed
Phosphorus 148mg 860mg Seed
Potassium 135mg 407mg Seed
Sodium 6mg 16mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86mg 4.58mg Seed
Copper 0.149mg 0.924mg Seed
Vitamin A IU 54IU Seed
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.5mg Seed
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C mg 1.6mg Seed
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.62mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.17mg Seed
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 8.83mg Seed
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.113mg mg Amaranth grain
Folate 22µg 49µg Seed
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Seed
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.436mg Seed
Threonine mg 0.709mg Seed
Isoleucine mg 0.801mg Seed
Leucine mg 1.371mg Seed
Lysine mg 0.97mg Seed
Methionine mg 0.588mg Seed
Phenylalanine mg 1.016mg Seed
Valine mg 0.95mg Seed
Histidine mg 0.531mg Seed
Cholesterol mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g 0.14g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat g 3.33g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 2.309g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat g 23.665g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Seed
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
35
Seed
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
195
Seed

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
99%
Seed
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
42%
Seed
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
142%
Seed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 82)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
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 - 3.33g)
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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.