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Hummus vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Hummus and Amaranth grain

  • Hummus has more Copper, Fiber, Folate, Vitamin B1, Zinc, and Vitamin B6, however Amaranth grain is richer in Selenium.
  • Hummus covers your daily Copper needs 42% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Amaranth grain has 63 times less Sodium than Hummus. Hummus has 379mg of Sodium, while Amaranth grain has 6mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Hummus, commercial 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 +16.2%
Contains more Potassium +68.9%
Contains more Copper +253.7%
Contains more Zinc +112.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.9%
Contains more Calcium +23.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 65
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 12% 21% 51% 176% 50% 76% 50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Contains more Iron +16.2%
Contains more Potassium +68.9%
Contains more Copper +253.7%
Contains more Zinc +112.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.9%
Contains more Calcium +23.7%
Contains less Sodium -98.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 65

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
Hummus
10
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77%
Contains more Folate +277.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 0% 0% 63%
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 +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +147.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77%
Contains more Folate +277.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Hummus Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 166kcal 102kcal Hummus
Protein 7.9g 3.8g Hummus
Fats 9.6g 1.58g Hummus
Vitamin C 0mg mg Hummus
Net carbs 8.29g 16.59g Amaranth grain
Carbs 14.29g 18.69g Amaranth grain
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0IU IU Hummus
Iron 2.44mg 2.1mg Hummus
Calcium 38mg 47mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 228mg 135mg Hummus
Magnesium 71mg 65mg Hummus
Sugar g g
Fiber 6g 2.1g Hummus
Copper 0.527mg 0.149mg Hummus
Zinc 1.83mg 0.86mg Hummus
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 176mg 148mg Hummus
Sodium 379mg 6mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 30IU IU Hummus
Vitamin E mg 0.19mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0µg µg Hummus
Vitamin B1 0.18mg 0.015mg Hummus
Vitamin B2 0.064mg 0.022mg Hummus
Vitamin B3 0.582mg 0.235mg Hummus
Vitamin B5 0.132mg mg Hummus
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 0.113mg Hummus
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Hummus
Vitamin K µg µg
Folate 83µg 22µg Hummus
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.437g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 4.039g g Hummus
Polyunsaturated fat 3.613g g Hummus
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Fructose g g

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Hummus Amaranth grain
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
16
Hummus
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
66
Hummus
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
47%
Hummus
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
14%
Hummus
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
44%
Hummus
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 91)
Which food is cheaper?
Hummus
Hummus is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Hummus
Hummus is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Hummus
Hummus is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 373mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.437g)
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. Hummus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174289/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.