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Kidney bean vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Kidney bean and Amaranth grain different?

  • Kidney bean has more Folate, Fiber, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Zinc than Amaranth grain.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Kidney bean is 93% higher.
  • Kidney bean contains 35 times more Vitamin B1 than Amaranth grain. While Kidney bean contains 0.529mg of Vitamin B1, Amaranth grain contains only 0.015mg.

Beans, kidney, all types, mature seeds, raw 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
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Contains more Iron +290.5%
Contains more Calcium +204.3%
Contains more Potassium +941.5%
Contains more Magnesium +115.4%
Contains more Copper +543%
Contains more Zinc +224.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 308% 43% 125% 100% 320% 77% 175% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Contains more Iron +290.5%
Contains more Calcium +204.3%
Contains more Potassium +941.5%
Contains more Magnesium +115.4%
Contains more Copper +543%
Contains more Zinc +224.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +175%
Contains less Sodium -75%

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 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3426.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +895.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +776.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +251.3%
Contains more Folate +1690.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 0% 5% 0% 133% 51% 39% 47% 92% 0% 48% 296%
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 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3426.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +895.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +776.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +251.3%
Contains more Folate +1690.9%

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
60
Kidney bean
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
143
Kidney 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
141%
Kidney bean
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
60%
Kidney bean
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
4%
Kidney 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.
Kidney bean Amaranth grain
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 Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

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Kidney bean Amaranth grain
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 is lower in glycemic index?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 75)
Which food is cheaper?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Kidney bean
Kidney 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 - 2.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.12g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kidney bean Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 333 102 Kidney bean
Protein 23.58 3.8 Kidney bean
Fats 0.83 1.58 Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 4.5 Kidney bean
Carbs 60.01 18.69 Kidney bean
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Kidney bean
Iron 8.2 2.1 Kidney bean
Calcium 143 47 Kidney bean
Potassium 1406 135 Kidney bean
Magnesium 140 65 Kidney bean
Sugar 2.23 Amaranth grain
Fiber 24.9 2.1 Kidney bean
Copper 0.958 0.149 Kidney bean
Zinc 2.79 0.86 Kidney bean
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 407 148 Kidney bean
Sodium 24 6 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 0 Kidney bean
Vitamin E 0.22 0.19 Kidney bean
Vitamin D 0 Kidney bean
Vitamin B1 0.529 0.015 Kidney bean
Vitamin B2 0.219 0.022 Kidney bean
Vitamin B3 2.06 0.235 Kidney bean
Vitamin B5 0.78 Kidney bean
Vitamin B6 0.397 0.113 Kidney bean
Vitamin B12 0 Kidney bean
Vitamin K 19 Kidney bean
Folate 394 22 Kidney bean
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.12 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 Kidney bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.457 Kidney bean
Tryptophan 0.279 Kidney bean
Threonine 0.992 Kidney bean
Isoleucine 1.041 Kidney bean
Leucine 1.882 Kidney bean
Lysine 1.618 Kidney bean
Methionine 0.355 Kidney bean
Phenylalanine 1.275 Kidney bean
Valine 1.233 Kidney bean
Histidine 0.656 Kidney 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. Kidney bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175193/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.