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Navy bean vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Navy bean and Amaranth grain different?

  • Navy bean is richer in Vitamin B1, Folate, Copper, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, while Amaranth grain is higher in Manganese, Selenium, and Phosphorus.
  • Navy bean covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 31% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Navy bean contains 10 times more Vitamin B2 than Amaranth grain. Navy bean contains 0.215mg of Vitamin B2, while Amaranth grain contains 0.022mg.

Beans, navy, mature seeds, sprouted, raw and Amaranth grain, cooked types were 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 Magnesium +55.4%
Contains more Potassium +127.4%
Contains more Copper +138.9%
Contains more Calcium +213.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +48%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Equal in Iron - 2.1
Equal in Zinc - 0.86
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 73% 73% 43% 28% 2% 25% 119%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Magnesium +55.4%
Contains more Potassium +127.4%
Contains more Copper +138.9%
Contains more Calcium +213.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +48%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Equal in Iron - 2.1
Equal in Zinc - 0.86

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 B1 +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +877.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +419.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69%
Contains more Folate +500%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 63% 98% 50% 23% 50% 45% 99% 0% 0%
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 B1 +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +877.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +419.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69%
Contains more Folate +500%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Navy bean Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 13.05g 16.59g Amaranth grain
Protein 6.15g 3.8g Navy bean
Fats 0.7g 1.58g Amaranth grain
Carbs 13.05g 18.69g Amaranth grain
Calories 67kcal 102kcal Amaranth grain
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 2.1g Amaranth grain
Calcium 15mg 47mg Amaranth grain
Iron 1.93mg 2.1mg Amaranth grain
Magnesium 101mg 65mg Navy bean
Phosphorus 100mg 148mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 307mg 135mg Navy bean
Sodium 13mg 6mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.89mg 0.86mg Navy bean
Copper 0.356mg 0.149mg Navy bean
Vitamin A 4IU IU Navy bean
Vitamin E mg 0.19mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0IU IU Navy bean
Vitamin D 0µg µg Navy bean
Vitamin C 18.8mg mg Navy bean
Vitamin B1 0.39mg 0.015mg Navy bean
Vitamin B2 0.215mg 0.022mg Navy bean
Vitamin B3 1.22mg 0.235mg Navy bean
Vitamin B5 0.825mg mg Navy bean
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.113mg Navy bean
Folate 132µg 22µg Navy bean
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Navy bean
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.064mg mg Navy bean
Threonine 0.258mg mg Navy bean
Isoleucine 0.273mg mg Navy bean
Leucine 0.442mg mg Navy bean
Lysine 0.35mg mg Navy bean
Methionine 0.064mg mg Navy bean
Phenylalanine 0.31mg mg Navy bean
Valine 0.316mg mg Navy bean
Histidine 0.172mg mg Navy bean
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0g g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.085g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.052g g Navy bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407g g Navy bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Navy 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
35
Navy bean
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
45
Navy 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
37%
Navy bean
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
13%
Navy bean
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
3%
Navy bean
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food is cheaper?
Navy bean
Navy bean is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Navy bean
Navy bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
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 - 0.085g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Navy bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169139/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.