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Bread vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Bread and Amaranth grain?

  • Bread is richer than Amaranth grain in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Iron, Manganese, Folate, Calcium and Fiber.
  • Bread's daily need coverage for Selenium is 51% more.
  • Bread has 100 times more Sodium than Amaranth grain. While Bread has 601mg of Sodium, Amaranth grain has only 6mg.

We used Bread, wheat, toasted and Amaranth grain, cooked types 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
Bread
6
:
Contains more Iron +94.8%
Contains more Calcium +251.1%
Contains more Potassium +65.2%
Contains more Copper +32.9%
Contains more Zinc +70.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +27%
Contains more Magnesium +10.2%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 154% 50% 20% 43% 66% 41% 81% 79%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Contains more Iron +94.8%
Contains more Calcium +251.1%
Contains more Potassium +65.2%
Contains more Copper +32.9%
Contains more Zinc +70.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +27%
Contains more Magnesium +10.2%
Contains less Sodium -99%

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
Bread
12
:
Contains more Vitamin E +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2826.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1636.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2559.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.4%
Contains more Folate +290.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 0% 5% 0% 110% 89% 118% 28% 36% 0% 15% 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 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2826.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1636.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2559.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.4%
Contains more Folate +290.9%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
38
Bread
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
66
Bread
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 the food
Protein
78%
Bread
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
56%
Bread
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
20%
Bread
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Bread 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bread 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?
Bread
Bread is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is cheaper?
Bread
Bread is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bread
Bread is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bread
Bread is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sugars (difference - 6.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 595mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.989g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Bread Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 313 102 Bread
Protein 12.96 3.8 Bread
Fats 4.27 1.58 Bread
Vitamin C 0.2 Bread
Carbs 55.77 18.69 Bread
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Bread
Iron 4.09 2.1 Bread
Calcium 165 47 Bread
Potassium 223 135 Bread
Magnesium 59 65 Amaranth grain
Sugars 6.42 Amaranth grain
Fiber 4.7 2.1 Bread
Copper 0.198 0.149 Bread
Zinc 1.47 0.86 Bread
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 188 148 Bread
Sodium 601 6 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 0 Bread
Vitamin E 0.24 0.19 Bread
Vitamin D 0 Bread
Vitamin B1 0.439 0.015 Bread
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.022 Bread
Vitamin B3 6.25 0.235 Bread
Vitamin B5 0.456 Bread
Vitamin B6 0.153 0.113 Bread
Vitamin B12 0 Bread
Vitamin K 5.7 Bread
Folate 86 22 Bread
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.989 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 1.019 Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 1.72 Bread
Tryptophan 0.092 Bread
Threonine 0.299 Bread
Isoleucine 0.258 Bread
Leucine 0.461 Bread
Lysine 0.215 Bread
Methionine 0.105 Bread
Phenylalanine 0.315 Bread
Valine 0.31 Bread
Histidine 0.15 Bread
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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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bread - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172687/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.