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Black gram vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Black gram and Amaranth grain?

  • Black gram is richer in Folate, Fiber, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B3, yet Amaranth grain is richer in Manganese, and Selenium.
  • Amaranth grain's daily need coverage for Manganese is 19% higher.
  • Black gram has 10 times more Vitamin B1 than Amaranth grain. Black gram has 0.15mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain has 0.015mg.

We used Mungo beans, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Amaranth grain, cooked types in this comparison.

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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 +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +71.1%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 65
Equal in Phosphorus - 148
Equal in Zinc - 0.86
Equal in Copper - 0.149
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 16% 66% 45% 67% 21% 1% 23% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Calcium +12.8%
Contains more Potassium +71.1%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 65
Equal in Phosphorus - 148
Equal in Zinc - 0.86
Equal in Copper - 0.149

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 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +240.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +538.3%
Contains more Folate +327.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 4% 38% 18% 29% 26% 14% 71% 0% 7%
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 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +240.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +538.3%
Contains more Folate +327.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black gram Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 11.94g 16.59g Amaranth grain
Protein 7.54g 3.8g Black gram
Fats 0.55g 1.58g Amaranth grain
Carbs 18.34g 18.69g Amaranth grain
Calories 105kcal 102kcal Black gram
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.01g g Amaranth grain
Fiber 6.4g 2.1g Black gram
Calcium 53mg 47mg Black gram
Iron 1.75mg 2.1mg Amaranth grain
Magnesium 63mg 65mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 156mg 148mg Black gram
Potassium 231mg 135mg Black gram
Sodium 7mg 6mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.83mg 0.86mg Amaranth grain
Copper 0.139mg 0.149mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 31IU IU Black gram
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.19mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0IU IU Black gram
Vitamin D 0µg µg Black gram
Vitamin C 1mg mg Black gram
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.015mg Black gram
Vitamin B2 0.075mg 0.022mg Black gram
Vitamin B3 1.5mg 0.235mg Black gram
Vitamin B5 0.433mg mg Black gram
Vitamin B6 0.058mg 0.113mg Amaranth grain
Folate 94µg 22µg Black gram
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Black gram
Vitamin K 2.7µg µg Black gram
Tryptophan 0.078mg mg Black gram
Threonine 0.262mg mg Black gram
Isoleucine 0.385mg mg Black gram
Leucine 0.625mg mg Black gram
Lysine 0.5mg mg Black gram
Methionine 0.11mg mg Black gram
Phenylalanine 0.44mg mg Black gram
Valine 0.423mg mg Black gram
Histidine 0.211mg mg Black gram
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0g g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.038g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.029g g Black gram
Polyunsaturated fat 0.359g g Black gram

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Black gram 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 gram
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
35
Black gram
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
45%
Black gram
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
18%
Black gram
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
3%
Black gram
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is cheaper?
Black gram
Black gram is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Black gram
Black gram is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.01g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
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 - 0.038g)
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 gram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172427/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.