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Barley vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Barley and Amaranth grain?

  • Amaranth grain has less Fiber, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Iron, Zinc, and Phosphorus than Barley.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Fiber is 61% higher.
  • Barley has 43 times more Vitamin B1 than Amaranth grain. Barley has 0.646mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain has 0.015mg.

We used Barley, hulled and Amaranth grain, cooked types in this comparison.

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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 +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +104.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains more Potassium +234.8%
Contains more Zinc +222.1%
Contains more Copper +234.2%
Contains more Calcium +42.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +104.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains more Potassium +234.8%
Contains more Zinc +222.1%
Contains more Copper +234.2%
Contains more Calcium +42.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
Barley
11
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Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4206.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1859.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.4%
Contains more Folate +15.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 6%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4206.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1859.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.4%
Contains more Folate +15.8%

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.
Barley Amaranth grain
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 16.59g Barley
Protein 12.48g 3.8g Barley
Fats 2.3g 1.58g Barley
Carbs 73.48g 18.69g Barley
Calories 354kcal 102kcal Barley
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.8g g Amaranth grain
Fiber 17.3g 2.1g Barley
Calcium 33mg 47mg Amaranth grain
Iron 3.6mg 2.1mg Barley
Magnesium 133mg 65mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 148mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 135mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 6mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 2.77mg 0.86mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.149mg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.19mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU IU Barley
Vitamin D 0µg µg Barley
Vitamin C 0mg mg Barley
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.015mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.022mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 0.235mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.113mg Barley
Folate 19µg 22µg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Barley
Vitamin K 2.2µg µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.482g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Amaranth grain
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
36
Barley
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
36
Amaranth grain

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
75%
Barley
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
11%
Barley
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 69)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
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 - 0.482g)

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. Barley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170283/nutrients
  2. Amaranth grain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170683/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.