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Black turtle bean vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Black turtle bean and Amaranth grain different?

  • Black turtle bean is higher in Fiber, Vitamin B1, Folate, Copper, Iron, and Potassium, however Amaranth grain is richer in Manganese, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Black turtle bean is 25% higher.
  • Black turtle bean contains 15 times more Vitamin B1 than Amaranth grain. While Black turtle bean contains 0.225mg of Vitamin B1, Amaranth grain contains only 0.015mg.

Beans, black turtle, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Amaranth grain, cooked are the varieties 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 +17%
Contains more Iron +35.7%
Contains more Potassium +220.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +80.5%
Contains more Magnesium +32.7%
Contains more Zinc +13.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 148
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 107% 35% 66% 39% 1% 21% 90%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Calcium +17%
Contains more Iron +35.7%
Contains more Potassium +220.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +80.5%
Contains more Magnesium +32.7%
Contains more Zinc +13.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 148

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 +357.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.3%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 18% 0% 0% 57% 13% 10% 16% 18% 65% 0% 9%
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 +357.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +124.3%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.8%

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.
Black turtle bean Amaranth grain
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 Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black turtle bean Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 16.05g 16.59g Amaranth grain
Protein 8.18g 3.8g Black turtle bean
Fats 0.35g 1.58g Amaranth grain
Carbs 24.35g 18.69g Black turtle bean
Calories 130kcal 102kcal Black turtle bean
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.32g g Amaranth grain
Fiber 8.3g 2.1g Black turtle bean
Calcium 55mg 47mg Black turtle bean
Iron 2.85mg 2.1mg Black turtle bean
Magnesium 49mg 65mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 152mg 148mg Black turtle bean
Potassium 433mg 135mg Black turtle bean
Sodium 3mg 6mg Black turtle bean
Zinc 0.76mg 0.86mg Amaranth grain
Copper 0.269mg 0.149mg Black turtle bean
Vitamin A 6IU IU Black turtle bean
Vitamin E 0.87mg 0.19mg Black turtle bean
Vitamin D 0IU IU Black turtle bean
Vitamin D 0µg µg Black turtle bean
Vitamin C 0mg mg Black turtle bean
Vitamin B1 0.225mg 0.015mg Black turtle bean
Vitamin B2 0.056mg 0.022mg Black turtle bean
Vitamin B3 0.527mg 0.235mg Black turtle bean
Vitamin B5 0.26mg mg Black turtle bean
Vitamin B6 0.077mg 0.113mg Amaranth grain
Folate 86µg 22µg Black turtle bean
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Black turtle bean
Vitamin K 3.3µg µg Black turtle bean
Tryptophan 0.097mg mg Black turtle bean
Threonine 0.344mg mg Black turtle bean
Isoleucine 0.361mg mg Black turtle bean
Leucine 0.653mg mg Black turtle bean
Lysine 0.562mg mg Black turtle bean
Methionine 0.123mg mg Black turtle bean
Phenylalanine 0.442mg mg Black turtle bean
Valine 0.428mg mg Black turtle bean
Histidine 0.228mg mg Black turtle bean
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0g g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.089g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g g Black turtle bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.149g g Black turtle bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Black turtle bean 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
17
Black turtle bean
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
47
Black turtle bean
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
49%
Black turtle bean
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
24%
Black turtle bean
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
2%
Black turtle bean
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 77)
Which food is cheaper?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Black turtle bean
Black turtle bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.32g)
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 - 0.089g)
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.

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. Black turtle bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175187/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.