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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 Iron +35.7%
Contains more Calcium +17%
Contains more Potassium +220.7%
Contains more Copper +80.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Magnesium +32.7%
Contains more Zinc +13.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 148
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 17% 39% 35% 90% 21% 66% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Contains more Iron +35.7%
Contains more Calcium +17%
Contains more Potassium +220.7%
Contains more Copper +80.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 18% 0% 57% 13% 10% 16% 18% 0% 9% 65%
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%
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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals Equal

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Low Carbs diet ok
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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 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 - 0.32g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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