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Cornmeal vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cornmeal and Amaranth grain

  • Cornmeal has more Folate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, and Fiber, however Amaranth grain has more Manganese, Copper, and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Folate from Cornmeal is 47% higher.
  • Amaranth grain has 37 times less Vitamin B1 than Cornmeal. Cornmeal has 0.551mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain has 0.015mg.

Food types used in this article are Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow 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 Iron +107.6%
Contains more Calcium +1466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +103.1%
Contains more Copper +96.1%
Contains more Zinc +30.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.5%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Equal in Potassium - 135
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Contains more Iron +107.6%
Contains more Calcium +1466.7%
Contains more Magnesium +103.1%
Contains more Copper +96.1%
Contains more Zinc +30.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.5%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Equal in Potassium - 135

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 +3573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1636.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2014%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.1%
Contains more Folate +850%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 13% 3% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 0% 0% 157%
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 B1 +3573.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1636.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2014%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.1%
Contains more Folate +850%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.3%

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
46
Cornmeal
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
36
Cornmeal
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
43%
Cornmeal
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
7%
Amaranth grain

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

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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?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is cheaper?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal 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 Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.61g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.22g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cornmeal Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 370 102 Cornmeal
Protein 7.11 3.8 Cornmeal
Fats 1.75 1.58 Cornmeal
Vitamin C 0 Cornmeal
Carbs 79.45 18.69 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Cornmeal
Iron 4.36 2.1 Cornmeal
Calcium 3 47 Amaranth grain
Potassium 142 135 Cornmeal
Magnesium 32 65 Amaranth grain
Sugar 1.61 Amaranth grain
Fiber 3.9 2.1 Cornmeal
Copper 0.076 0.149 Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.66 0.86 Amaranth grain
Starch 73.3 16.23 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 99 148 Amaranth grain
Sodium 7 6 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 214 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12 0.19 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin B1 0.551 0.015 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.022 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968 0.235 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24 Cornmeal
Vitamin B6 0.182 0.113 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 Cornmeal
Vitamin K 0 Cornmeal
Folate 209 22 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.22 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39 Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828 Cornmeal
Tryptophan 0.038 Cornmeal
Threonine 0.172 Cornmeal
Isoleucine 0.242 Cornmeal
Leucine 1.006 Cornmeal
Lysine 0.105 Cornmeal
Methionine 0.162 Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.366 Cornmeal
Valine 0.337 Cornmeal
Histidine 0.172 Cornmeal
Fructose 0.17 Cornmeal

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. Cornmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168867/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.