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Green bean vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Green bean and Amaranth grain

  • Green bean has more Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1, however Amaranth grain has more Manganese, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Amaranth grain is 28% higher.
  • Amaranth grain has 5 times less Vitamin B1 than Green bean. Green bean has 0.082mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain has 0.015mg.

Food types used in this article are Beans, snap, green, raw and Amaranth grain, cooked.

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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 Potassium +56.3%
Contains more Calcium +27%
Contains more Iron +103.9%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.5%
Contains more Zinc +258.3%
Contains more Copper +115.9%
Equal in Sodium - 6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 39% 18% 17% 19% 1% 7% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Potassium +56.3%
Contains more Calcium +27%
Contains more Iron +103.9%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.5%
Contains more Zinc +258.3%
Contains more Copper +115.9%
Equal in Sodium - 6

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 +115.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +446.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +212.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 42% 9% 0% 41% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 25% 0% 108%
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 +115.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +446.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +372.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +212.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.8%
Contains more Folate +50%

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.
Green bean Amaranth grain
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 ok
Lower in Sodium Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Green bean Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 4.27g 16.59g Amaranth grain
Protein 1.83g 3.8g Amaranth grain
Fats 0.22g 1.58g Amaranth grain
Carbs 6.97g 18.69g Amaranth grain
Calories 31kcal 102kcal Amaranth grain
Starch 0.88g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose 1.39g g Green bean
Sugar 3.26g g Amaranth grain
Fiber 2.7g 2.1g Green bean
Calcium 37mg 47mg Amaranth grain
Iron 1.03mg 2.1mg Amaranth grain
Magnesium 25mg 65mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 38mg 148mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 211mg 135mg Green bean
Sodium 6mg 6mg
Zinc 0.24mg 0.86mg Amaranth grain
Copper 0.069mg 0.149mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 690IU IU Green bean
Vitamin E 0.41mg 0.19mg Green bean
Vitamin D 0IU IU Green bean
Vitamin D 0µg µg Green bean
Vitamin C 12.2mg mg Green bean
Vitamin B1 0.082mg 0.015mg Green bean
Vitamin B2 0.104mg 0.022mg Green bean
Vitamin B3 0.734mg 0.235mg Green bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg mg Green bean
Vitamin B6 0.141mg 0.113mg Green bean
Folate 33µg 22µg Green bean
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Green bean
Vitamin K 43µg µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.019mg mg Green bean
Threonine 0.079mg mg Green bean
Isoleucine 0.066mg mg Green bean
Leucine 0.112mg mg Green bean
Lysine 0.088mg mg Green bean
Methionine 0.022mg mg Green bean
Phenylalanine 0.067mg mg Green bean
Valine 0.09mg mg Green bean
Histidine 0.034mg mg Green bean
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0g g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.05g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g g Green bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113g g Green bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Green 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
27
Green bean
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
17
Green 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
11%
Green bean
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
7%
Green bean
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
1%
Green bean
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 77)
Which food is cheaper?
Green bean
Green bean is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Green bean
Green bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.26g)
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 - 0.05g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (6 mg)

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. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169961/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.