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Amaranth grain vs Spätzle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Amaranth grain and Spätzle

  • Amaranth grain has more Manganese, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper, and Vitamin B6, however Spätzle is richer in Selenium.
  • Spätzle's daily need coverage for Selenium is 33% more.
  • Amaranth grain contains 4 times more Iron than Spätzle. Amaranth grain contains 2.1mg of Iron, while Spätzle contains 0.6mg.
  • Amaranth grain contains less Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Amaranth grain, cooked and Noodles, egg, cooked, unenriched, with added salt.

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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 Iron +250%
Contains more Calcium +291.7%
Contains more Potassium +255.3%
Contains more Magnesium +209.5%
Contains more Copper +52%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 4% 4% 15% 33% 18% 33% 22%
Contains more Iron +250%
Contains more Calcium +291.7%
Contains more Potassium +255.3%
Contains more Magnesium +209.5%
Contains more Copper +52%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%

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 E +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145.7%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
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% 2% 4% 0% 8% 5% 8% 16% 11% 12% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +145.7%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02

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
6
Spätzle
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
19
Spätzle

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
27%
Spätzle
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
25%
Spätzle
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
10%
Spätzle

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

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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?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 97)
Which food is cheaper?
Spätzle
Spätzle is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 159mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.419g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Spätzle Opinion
Calories 102 138 Spätzle
Protein 3.8 4.54 Spätzle
Fats 1.58 2.07 Spätzle
Vitamin C 0 Spätzle
Carbs 18.69 25.16 Spätzle
Cholesterol 29 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D
Iron 2.1 0.6 Amaranth grain
Calcium 47 12 Amaranth grain
Potassium 135 38 Amaranth grain
Magnesium 65 21 Amaranth grain
Sugar 0.4 Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1 1.2 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149 0.098 Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86 0.65 Amaranth grain
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148 76 Amaranth grain
Sodium 6 165 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 21 Spätzle
Vitamin E 0.19 0.17 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.03 Spätzle
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.02 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B3 0.235 0.4 Spätzle
Vitamin B5 0.263 Spätzle
Vitamin B6 0.113 0.046 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 0.09 Spätzle
Vitamin K 0 Spätzle
Folate 22 7 Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0.029 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.419 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.581 Spätzle
Polyunsaturated fat 0.552 Spätzle
Tryptophan 0.043 Spätzle
Threonine 0.138 Spätzle
Isoleucine 0.19 Spätzle
Leucine 0.365 Spätzle
Lysine 0.137 Spätzle
Methionine 0.086 Spätzle
Phenylalanine 0.24 Spätzle
Valine 0.22 Spätzle
Histidine 0.121 Spätzle
Fructose 0 Spätzle

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. Spätzle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169762/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.