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Amaranth grain vs Soybean meal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Amaranth grain and Soybean meal

  • Amaranth grain contains less Copper, Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Folate, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, and Vitamin B6 than Soybean meal.
  • Soybean meal's daily need coverage for Copper is 206% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Amaranth grain, cooked and Soy meal, defatted, raw.

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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 +419.1%
Contains more Iron +552.4%
Contains more Magnesium +370.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +373.6%
Contains more Potassium +1744.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +488.4%
Contains more Copper +1242.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Contains more Calcium +419.1%
Contains more Iron +552.4%
Contains more Magnesium +370.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +373.6%
Contains more Potassium +1744.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +488.4%
Contains more Copper +1242.3%

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +4506.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1040.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1000.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +403.5%
Contains more Folate +1277.3%
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 3% 0% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 228% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4506.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1040.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1000.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +403.5%
Contains more Folate +1277.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Soybean meal Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 35.89g Soybean meal
Protein 3.8g 49.2g Soybean meal
Fats 1.58g 2.39g Soybean meal
Carbs 18.69g 35.89g Soybean meal
Calories 102kcal 337kcal Soybean meal
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 2.1g g Amaranth grain
Calcium 47mg 244mg Soybean meal
Iron 2.1mg 13.7mg Soybean meal
Magnesium 65mg 306mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 148mg 701mg Soybean meal
Potassium 135mg 2490mg Soybean meal
Sodium 6mg 3mg Soybean meal
Zinc 0.86mg 5.06mg Soybean meal
Copper 0.149mg 2mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A IU 40IU Soybean meal
Vitamin E 0.19mg mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D IU 0IU Soybean meal
Vitamin D µg 0µg Soybean meal
Vitamin C mg 0mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.691mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.251mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 2.587mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 mg 1.976mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.569mg Soybean meal
Folate 22µg 303µg Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Soybean meal
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.653mg Soybean meal
Threonine mg 1.952mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine mg 2.18mg Soybean meal
Leucine mg 3.66mg Soybean meal
Lysine mg 2.991mg Soybean meal
Methionine mg 0.606mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine mg 2.346mg Soybean meal
Valine mg 2.243mg Soybean meal
Histidine mg 1.212mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g 0g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat g 0.268g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.409g Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat g 1.045g Soybean meal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Amaranth grain Soybean meal
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
63
Soybean meal
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
266
Soybean meal

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
295%
Soybean meal
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
36%
Soybean meal
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
11%
Soybean meal

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal 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 Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.268g)
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. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/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.