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Amaranth grain vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Amaranth grain and Spaghetti

  • Amaranth grain has more Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Copper, while Spaghetti has more Selenium.
  • Spaghetti covers your daily need of Selenium 38% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Amaranth grain contains 7 times more Calcium than Spaghetti. While Amaranth grain contains 47mg of Calcium, Spaghetti contains only 7mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Amaranth grain, cooked and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without 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 Calcium +571.4%
Contains more Iron +320%
Contains more Magnesium +261.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.2%
Contains more Potassium +206.8%
Contains more Zinc +68.6%
Contains more Copper +49%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +571.4%
Contains more Iron +320%
Contains more Magnesium +261.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +155.2%
Contains more Potassium +206.8%
Contains more Zinc +68.6%
Contains more Copper +49%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%

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 E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.6%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
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 0% 2% 0% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.6%
Contains more Folate +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 29.06g Spaghetti
Protein 3.8g 5.8g Spaghetti
Fats 1.58g 0.93g Amaranth grain
Carbs 18.69g 30.86g Spaghetti
Calories 102kcal 158kcal Spaghetti
Starch 16.23g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar g 0.56g Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1g 1.8g Amaranth grain
Calcium 47mg 7mg Amaranth grain
Iron 2.1mg 0.5mg Amaranth grain
Magnesium 65mg 18mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148mg 58mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 135mg 44mg Amaranth grain
Sodium 6mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 0.86mg 0.51mg Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149mg 0.1mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin A IU 0IU Spaghetti
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0.06mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D IU 0IU Spaghetti
Vitamin D µg 0µg Spaghetti
Vitamin C mg 0mg Spaghetti
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.02mg Spaghetti
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.02mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 0.4mg Spaghetti
Vitamin B5 mg 0.112mg Spaghetti
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.049mg Amaranth grain
Folate 22µg 7µg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Spaghetti
Vitamin K µg 0µg Spaghetti
Tryptophan mg 0.083mg Spaghetti
Threonine mg 0.206mg Spaghetti
Isoleucine mg 0.228mg Spaghetti
Leucine mg 0.44mg Spaghetti
Lysine mg 0.133mg Spaghetti
Methionine mg 0.065mg Spaghetti
Phenylalanine mg 0.297mg Spaghetti
Valine mg 0.262mg Spaghetti
Histidine mg 0.132mg Spaghetti
Cholesterol mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g 0g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat g 0.176g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.131g Spaghetti
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.326g Spaghetti

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Amaranth grain Spaghetti
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
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
14
Spaghetti

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
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
Which food is cheaper?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.56g)
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 - 0.176g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is relatively richer in minerals

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. Spaghetti - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168928/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.