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Amaranth grain vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Amaranth grain and Wheat gluten

  • Amaranth grain has more Magnesium, and Fiber, however Wheat gluten has more Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus, Calcium, Vitamin B6, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Wheat gluten is 62% higher.
  • Wheat gluten has 4 times less Fiber than Amaranth grain. Amaranth grain has 2.1g of Fiber, while Wheat gluten has 0.6g.

Food types used in this article are Amaranth grain, cooked and Vital wheat gluten.

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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 Magnesium +160%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains less Sodium -79.3%
Contains more Calcium +202.1%
Contains more Iron +147.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.7%
Contains more Copper +22.1%
Equal in Zinc - 0.85
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 195% 18% 112% 9% 4% 24% 61%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains less Sodium -79.3%
Contains more Calcium +202.1%
Contains more Iron +147.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.7%
Contains more Copper +22.1%
Equal in Zinc - 0.85

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Wheat gluten Opinion
Net carbs 16.59g 13.19g Amaranth grain
Protein 3.8g 75.16g Wheat gluten
Fats 1.58g 1.85g Wheat gluten
Carbs 18.69g 13.79g Amaranth grain
Calories 102kcal 370kcal Wheat gluten
Starch 16.23g g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1g 0.6g Amaranth grain
Calcium 47mg 142mg Wheat gluten
Iron 2.1mg 5.2mg Wheat gluten
Magnesium 65mg 25mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 148mg 260mg Wheat gluten
Potassium 135mg 100mg Amaranth grain
Sodium 6mg 29mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.86mg 0.85mg Amaranth grain
Copper 0.149mg 0.182mg Wheat gluten
Vitamin A IU 0IU Wheat gluten
Vitamin E 0.19mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D IU 0IU Wheat gluten
Vitamin D µg 0µg Wheat gluten
Vitamin C mg 0mg Wheat gluten
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B2 0.022mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B3 0.235mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B5 mg 0mg Wheat gluten
Vitamin B6 0.113mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Folate 22µg 0µg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Wheat gluten
Vitamin K µg 0µg Wheat gluten
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol mg 0mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat g 0.272g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.156g Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat g 0.81g Wheat gluten

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Amaranth grain Wheat gluten
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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
58
Wheat gluten

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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
9%
Wheat gluten

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
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 - 0.272g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

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 gluten - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168147/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.