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Buckwheat vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Buckwheat and Amaranth grain

  • The amount of Copper, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Manganese, Zinc, Potassium, and Vitamin B6 in Buckwheat is higher than in Amaranth grain.
  • Buckwheat covers your daily Copper needs 106% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Amaranth grain has 30 times less Vitamin B3 than Buckwheat. Buckwheat has 7.02mg of Vitamin B3, while Amaranth grain has 0.235mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Buckwheat 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 Magnesium +255.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.5%
Contains more Potassium +240.7%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Zinc +179.1%
Contains more Copper +638.3%
Contains more Calcium +161.1%
Equal in Iron - 2.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 83% 166% 149% 41% 1% 66% 367%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Magnesium +255.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +134.5%
Contains more Potassium +240.7%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Zinc +179.1%
Contains more Copper +638.3%
Contains more Calcium +161.1%
Equal in Iron - 2.1

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 +573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1831.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2887.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.8%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 26% 99% 132% 74% 49% 23% 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 +573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1831.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2887.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.8%
Contains more Folate +36.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Buckwheat Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 61.5g 16.59g Buckwheat
Protein 13.25g 3.8g Buckwheat
Fats 3.4g 1.58g Buckwheat
Carbs 71.5g 18.69g Buckwheat
Calories 343kcal 102kcal Buckwheat
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 10g 2.1g Buckwheat
Calcium 18mg 47mg Amaranth grain
Iron 2.2mg 2.1mg Buckwheat
Magnesium 231mg 65mg Buckwheat
Phosphorus 347mg 148mg Buckwheat
Potassium 460mg 135mg Buckwheat
Sodium 1mg 6mg Buckwheat
Zinc 2.4mg 0.86mg Buckwheat
Copper 1.1mg 0.149mg Buckwheat
Vitamin A 0IU IU Buckwheat
Vitamin E mg 0.19mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0IU IU Buckwheat
Vitamin D 0µg µg Buckwheat
Vitamin C 0mg mg Buckwheat
Vitamin B1 0.101mg 0.015mg Buckwheat
Vitamin B2 0.425mg 0.022mg Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 7.02mg 0.235mg Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 1.233mg mg Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.21mg 0.113mg Buckwheat
Folate 30µg 22µg Buckwheat
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Buckwheat
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.192mg mg Buckwheat
Threonine 0.506mg mg Buckwheat
Isoleucine 0.498mg mg Buckwheat
Leucine 0.832mg mg Buckwheat
Lysine 0.672mg mg Buckwheat
Methionine 0.172mg mg Buckwheat
Phenylalanine 0.52mg mg Buckwheat
Valine 0.678mg mg Buckwheat
Histidine 0.309mg mg Buckwheat
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.741g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 1.04g g Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.039g g Buckwheat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Buckwheat 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
33
Buckwheat
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
109
Buckwheat
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
80%
Buckwheat
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
72%
Buckwheat
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
16%
Buckwheat
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
Which food is cheaper?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat 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 Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.741g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. Buckwheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170286/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.