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Chickpea vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chickpea and Amaranth grain different?

  • Chickpea is higher than Amaranth grain in Manganese, Folate, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Zinc, Potassium, and Phosphorus.
  • Chickpea covers your daily need of Manganese 889% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Chickpea contains 32 times more Vitamin B1 than Amaranth grain. Chickpea contains 0.477mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain contains 0.015mg.

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw and Amaranth grain, cooked types were 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +21.3%
Contains more Iron +105.2%
Contains more Magnesium +21.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%
Contains more Potassium +431.9%
Contains more Zinc +220.9%
Contains more Copper +340.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Calcium +21.3%
Contains more Iron +105.2%
Contains more Magnesium +21.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.3%
Contains more Potassium +431.9%
Contains more Zinc +220.9%
Contains more Copper +340.3%
Contains less Sodium -75%

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 E +331.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3080%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +863.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +555.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373.5%
Contains more Folate +2431.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 17% 0% 14% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 418% 0% 23%
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 E +331.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3080%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +863.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +555.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373.5%
Contains more Folate +2431.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chickpea Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 50.75g 16.59g Chickpea
Protein 20.47g 3.8g Chickpea
Fats 6.04g 1.58g Chickpea
Carbs 62.95g 18.69g Chickpea
Calories 378kcal 102kcal Chickpea
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.7g g Amaranth grain
Fiber 12.2g 2.1g Chickpea
Calcium 57mg 47mg Chickpea
Iron 4.31mg 2.1mg Chickpea
Magnesium 79mg 65mg Chickpea
Phosphorus 252mg 148mg Chickpea
Potassium 718mg 135mg Chickpea
Sodium 24mg 6mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 2.76mg 0.86mg Chickpea
Copper 0.656mg 0.149mg Chickpea
Vitamin A 67IU IU Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82mg 0.19mg Chickpea
Vitamin D 0IU IU Chickpea
Vitamin D 0µg µg Chickpea
Vitamin C 4mg mg Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.477mg 0.015mg Chickpea
Vitamin B2 0.212mg 0.022mg Chickpea
Vitamin B3 1.541mg 0.235mg Chickpea
Vitamin B5 1.588mg mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535mg 0.113mg Chickpea
Folate 557µg 22µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Chickpea
Vitamin K 9µg µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2mg mg Chickpea
Threonine 0.766mg mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882mg mg Chickpea
Leucine 1.465mg mg Chickpea
Lysine 1.377mg mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.27mg mg Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103mg mg Chickpea
Valine 0.865mg mg Chickpea
Histidine 0.566mg mg Chickpea
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0g g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.603g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377g g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731g g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chickpea 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
74
Chickpea
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
88
Chickpea
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
123%
Chickpea
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
28%
Chickpea
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 61)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
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 - 0.603g)

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. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.