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Amaranth grain vs Wheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Amaranth grain and Wheat different?

  • Wheat is higher than Amaranth grain in Selenium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Iron.
  • Wheat covers your daily need of Selenium 153% more than Amaranth grain.

Amaranth grain, cooked and Wheat, durum 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 more Calcium +38.2%
Contains more Iron +67.6%
Contains more Magnesium +121.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +243.2%
Contains more Potassium +219.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +383.7%
Contains more Copper +271.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 132% 103% 218% 39% 1% 114% 185%
Contains more Calcium +38.2%
Contains more Iron +67.6%
Contains more Magnesium +121.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +243.2%
Contains more Potassium +219.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +383.7%
Contains more Copper +271.1%

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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Wheat
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2693.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2767.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.8%
Contains more Folate +95.5%
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% 0% 0% 0% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2693.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2767.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.8%
Contains more Folate +95.5%

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 Wheat
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 Wheat Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 71.13g Wheat
Protein 3.8g 13.68g Wheat
Fats 1.58g 2.47g Wheat
Carbs 18.69g 71.13g Wheat
Calories 102kcal 339kcal Wheat
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 2.1g g Amaranth grain
Calcium 47mg 34mg Amaranth grain
Iron 2.1mg 3.52mg Wheat
Magnesium 65mg 144mg Wheat
Phosphorus 148mg 508mg Wheat
Potassium 135mg 431mg Wheat
Sodium 6mg 2mg Wheat
Zinc 0.86mg 4.16mg Wheat
Copper 0.149mg 0.553mg Wheat
Vitamin A IU 0IU Wheat
Vitamin E 0.19mg mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D IU 0IU Wheat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Wheat
Vitamin C mg 0mg Wheat
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.419mg Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0.121mg Wheat
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 6.738mg Wheat
Vitamin B5 mg 0.935mg Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0.419mg Wheat
Folate 22µg 43µg Wheat
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Wheat
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.176mg Wheat
Threonine mg 0.366mg Wheat
Isoleucine mg 0.533mg Wheat
Leucine mg 0.934mg Wheat
Lysine mg 0.303mg Wheat
Methionine mg 0.221mg Wheat
Phenylalanine mg 0.681mg Wheat
Valine mg 0.594mg Wheat
Histidine mg 0.322mg Wheat
Cholesterol mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat g 0.454g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.344g Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.978g Wheat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Wheat
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
37
Wheat
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
100
Wheat

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
82%
Wheat
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
71%
Wheat
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
11%
Wheat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat
Wheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Wheat
Wheat 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 - 0.454g)
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. Wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/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.