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Butterbur vs. Amaranth leaves — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Butterbur and Amaranth leaves different?

  • Amaranth leaves have more Iron, Manganese, Folate, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, Calcium, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, and Zinc than Butterbur.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Amaranth leaves is 28% higher.

Butterbur, (fuki), raw and Amaranth leaves, raw are the varieties 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -65%
Contains more Calcium +108.7%
Contains more Iron +2220%
Contains more Magnesium +292.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +316.7%
Contains more Zinc +462.5%
Contains more Copper +57.3%
Contains more Manganese +223%
Equal in Potassium - 611
Equal in Selenium - 0.9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 4% 10% 6% 58% 1% 5% 35% 36% 5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 65% 87% 40% 22% 54% 3% 25% 54% 116% 5%
Contains less Sodium -65%
Contains more Calcium +108.7%
Contains more Iron +2220%
Contains more Magnesium +292.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +316.7%
Contains more Zinc +462.5%
Contains more Copper +57.3%
Contains more Manganese +223%
Equal in Potassium - 611
Equal in Selenium - 0.9

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +5734%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +690%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +750%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 105% 5% 5% 4% 2% 23% 8% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 176% 0% 0% 145% 7% 37% 13% 4% 45% 64% 0% 0% 2850%
Contains more Vitamin A +5734%
Contains more Vitamin C +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +690%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +229%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +750%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +530.8%
Contains more Fats +725%
Contains more Carbs +11.4%
Equal in Water - 91.69
Equal in Other - 1.5
4% 95%
Protein: 0.39 g
Fats: 0.04 g
Carbs: 3.61 g
Water: 94.5 g
Other: 1.46 g
2% 4% 92%
Protein: 2.46 g
Fats: 0.33 g
Carbs: 4.02 g
Water: 91.69 g
Other: 1.5 g
Contains more Protein +530.8%
Contains more Fats +725%
Contains more Carbs +11.4%
Equal in Water - 91.69
Equal in Other - 1.5

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Butterbur Amaranth leaves
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterbur Amaranth leaves Opinion
Net carbs 3.61g 4.02g Amaranth leaves
Protein 0.39g 2.46g Amaranth leaves
Fats 0.04g 0.33g Amaranth leaves
Carbs 3.61g 4.02g Amaranth leaves
Calories 14kcal 23kcal Amaranth leaves
Calcium 103mg 215mg Amaranth leaves
Iron 0.1mg 2.32mg Amaranth leaves
Magnesium 14mg 55mg Amaranth leaves
Phosphorus 12mg 50mg Amaranth leaves
Potassium 655mg 611mg Butterbur
Sodium 7mg 20mg Butterbur
Zinc 0.16mg 0.9mg Amaranth leaves
Copper 0.103mg 0.162mg Amaranth leaves
Manganese 0.274mg 0.885mg Amaranth leaves
Selenium 0.9µg 0.9µg
Vitamin A 50IU 2917IU Amaranth leaves
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 146µg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin C 31.5mg 43.3mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.027mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.158mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.658mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B5 0.032mg 0.064mg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin B6 0.096mg 0.192mg Amaranth leaves
Folate 10µg 85µg Amaranth leaves
Vitamin K 1140µg Amaranth leaves
Tryptophan 0.031mg Amaranth leaves
Threonine 0.099mg Amaranth leaves
Isoleucine 0.119mg Amaranth leaves
Leucine 0.195mg Amaranth leaves
Lysine 0.127mg Amaranth leaves
Methionine 0.036mg Amaranth leaves
Phenylalanine 0.133mg Amaranth leaves
Valine 0.137mg Amaranth leaves
Histidine 0.052mg Amaranth leaves
Saturated Fat 0.091g Butterbur
Monounsaturated Fat 0.076g Amaranth leaves
Polyunsaturated fat 0.147g Amaranth leaves

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Butterbur Amaranth leaves
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Butterbur
257%
Amaranth leaves
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
19%
Butterbur
47%
Amaranth leaves

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Butterbur
Butterbur contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterbur
Butterbur is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.091g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Amaranth leaves
Amaranth leaves is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Butterbur - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170385/nutrients
  2. Amaranth leaves - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168385/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.