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Cellophane noodles vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cellophane noodles and Amaranth grain

  • Cellophane noodles have more Vitamin B1, however Amaranth grain have more Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Amaranth grain is 33% higher.
  • Amaranth grain has 10 times less Vitamin B1 than Cellophane noodles. Cellophane noodles have 0.15mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain has 0.015mg.

Food types used in this article are Noodles, chinese, cellophane or long rice (mung beans), dehydrated 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 Calcium +88%
Contains more Magnesium +2066.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +1250%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +109.8%
Contains more Copper +84%
Equal in Iron - 2.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 82% 3% 14% 1% 2% 12% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Calcium +88%
Contains more Magnesium +2066.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +362.5%
Contains more Potassium +1250%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +109.8%
Contains more Copper +84%
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 +900%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +126%
Contains more Folate +1000%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 38% 0% 4% 6% 12% 2% 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 +900%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +126%
Contains more Folate +1000%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cellophane noodles Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 85.59g 16.59g Cellophane noodles
Protein 0.16g 3.8g Amaranth grain
Fats 0.06g 1.58g Amaranth grain
Carbs 86.09g 18.69g Cellophane noodles
Calories 351kcal 102kcal Cellophane noodles
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Amaranth grain
Fiber 0.5g 2.1g Amaranth grain
Calcium 25mg 47mg Amaranth grain
Iron 2.17mg 2.1mg Cellophane noodles
Magnesium 3mg 65mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 32mg 148mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 10mg 135mg Amaranth grain
Sodium 10mg 6mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.41mg 0.86mg Amaranth grain
Copper 0.081mg 0.149mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 0IU IU Cellophane noodles
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.19mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0IU IU Cellophane noodles
Vitamin D 0µg µg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin C 0mg mg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.015mg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin B2 0mg 0.022mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.235mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B5 0.1mg mg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin B6 0.05mg 0.113mg Amaranth grain
Folate 2µg 22µg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Cellophane noodles
Vitamin K 0µg µg Cellophane noodles
Tryptophan 0.002mg mg Cellophane noodles
Threonine 0.005mg mg Cellophane noodles
Isoleucine 0.007mg mg Cellophane noodles
Leucine 0.013mg mg Cellophane noodles
Lysine 0.011mg mg Cellophane noodles
Methionine 0.002mg mg Cellophane noodles
Phenylalanine 0.01mg mg Cellophane noodles
Valine 0.008mg mg Cellophane noodles
Histidine 0.005mg mg Cellophane noodles
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0g g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.017g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008g g Cellophane noodles
Polyunsaturated fat 0.018g g Cellophane noodles

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cellophane noodles 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
5
Cellophane noodles
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
18
Cellophane noodles
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
1%
Cellophane noodles
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
86%
Cellophane noodles
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
0%
Cellophane noodles
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food is cheaper?
Cellophane noodles
Cellophane noodles is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
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 - 0.017g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Cellophane noodles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174258/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.