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Amaranth grain vs Khorasan wheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Amaranth grain and Khorasan wheat

  • The amount of Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Phosphorus, Zinc, Iron, and Magnesium in Khorasan wheat is higher than in Amaranth grain.
  • Khorasan wheat covers your daily Selenium needs 138% more than Amaranth grain.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Amaranth grain, cooked and Wheat, KAMUT khorasan, uncooked.

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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 +113.6%
Contains more Iron +79.5%
Contains more Potassium +198.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +239.6%
Contains more Zinc +327.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +145.9%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 142% 7% 36% 93% 169% 101% 156% 1%
Contains more Calcium +113.6%
Contains more Iron +79.5%
Contains more Potassium +198.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +239.6%
Contains more Zinc +327.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +145.9%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%

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 +221.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3673.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +736.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2612.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +129.2%
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% 1% 13% 0% 142% 43% 120% 57% 60% 0% 5% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +221.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3673.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +736.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2612.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +129.2%

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
36
Khorasan wheat
Mineral Summary Score
36
Amaranth grain
88
Khorasan 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
87%
Khorasan wheat
Carbohydrates
19%
Amaranth grain
71%
Khorasan wheat
Fats
7%
Amaranth grain
10%
Khorasan wheat

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 Khorasan 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 Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

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Amaranth grain Khorasan wheat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is cheaper?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan 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 Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.84g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.196g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Amaranth grain Khorasan wheat Opinion
Calories 102 337 Khorasan wheat
Protein 3.8 14.54 Khorasan wheat
Fats 1.58 2.13 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin C 0 Khorasan wheat
Carbs 18.69 70.58 Khorasan wheat
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D
Iron 2.1 3.77 Khorasan wheat
Calcium 47 22 Amaranth grain
Potassium 135 403 Khorasan wheat
Magnesium 65 130 Khorasan wheat
Sugar 7.84 Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.1 11.1 Khorasan wheat
Copper 0.149 0.506 Khorasan wheat
Zinc 0.86 3.68 Khorasan wheat
Starch 16.23 52.41 Khorasan wheat
Phosphorus 148 364 Khorasan wheat
Sodium 6 5 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin A 10 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin E 0.19 0.61 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.015 0.566 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B2 0.022 0.184 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B3 0.235 6.375 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B5 0.949 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B6 0.113 0.259 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B12
Vitamin K 1.8 Khorasan wheat
Folate 22 Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0.005 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.196 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.213 Khorasan wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.621 Khorasan wheat
Tryptophan 0.13 Khorasan wheat
Threonine 0.442 Khorasan wheat
Isoleucine 0.566 Khorasan wheat
Leucine 1.112 Khorasan wheat
Lysine 0.416 Khorasan wheat
Methionine 0.251 Khorasan wheat
Phenylalanine 0.772 Khorasan wheat
Valine 0.687 Khorasan wheat
Histidine 0.379 Khorasan wheat
Fructose 0.11 Khorasan wheat

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. Khorasan wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169743/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.