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Millet vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Millet and Amaranth grain

  • The amount of Copper, Vitamin B1, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Folate, and Magnesium in Millet is higher than in Amaranth grain.
  • Millet covers your daily need of Copper 67% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Millet contains 28 times more Vitamin B1 than Amaranth grain. While Millet contains 0.421mg of Vitamin B1, Amaranth grain contains only 0.015mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Millet, raw 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 +43.3%
Contains more Magnesium +75.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.6%
Contains more Potassium +44.4%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Zinc +95.3%
Contains more Copper +403.4%
Contains more Calcium +487.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 113% 82% 123% 18% 1% 46% 250%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Iron +43.3%
Contains more Magnesium +75.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.6%
Contains more Potassium +44.4%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Zinc +95.3%
Contains more Copper +403.4%
Contains more Calcium +487.5%

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
Millet
11
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +2706.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1908.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +239.8%
Contains more Folate +286.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +280%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 64% 0% 3%
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 +2706.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1908.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +239.8%
Contains more Folate +286.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +280%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Millet Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 64.35g 16.59g Millet
Protein 11.02g 3.8g Millet
Fats 4.22g 1.58g Millet
Carbs 72.85g 18.69g Millet
Calories 378kcal 102kcal Millet
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 8.5g 2.1g Millet
Calcium 8mg 47mg Amaranth grain
Iron 3.01mg 2.1mg Millet
Magnesium 114mg 65mg Millet
Phosphorus 285mg 148mg Millet
Potassium 195mg 135mg Millet
Sodium 5mg 6mg Millet
Zinc 1.68mg 0.86mg Millet
Copper 0.75mg 0.149mg Millet
Vitamin A 0IU IU Millet
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.19mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0IU IU Millet
Vitamin D 0µg µg Millet
Vitamin C 0mg mg Millet
Vitamin B1 0.421mg 0.015mg Millet
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.022mg Millet
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 0.235mg Millet
Vitamin B5 0.848mg mg Millet
Vitamin B6 0.384mg 0.113mg Millet
Folate 85µg 22µg Millet
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Millet
Vitamin K 0.9µg µg Millet
Tryptophan 0.119mg mg Millet
Threonine 0.353mg mg Millet
Isoleucine 0.465mg mg Millet
Leucine 1.4mg mg Millet
Lysine 0.212mg mg Millet
Methionine 0.221mg mg Millet
Phenylalanine 0.58mg mg Millet
Valine 0.578mg mg Millet
Histidine 0.236mg mg Millet
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.723g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.773g g Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 2.134g g Millet

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Millet 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
39
Millet
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
79
Millet
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
66%
Millet
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
73%
Millet
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
19%
Millet
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Millet
Millet contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Millet
Millet is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Millet
Millet is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Millet
Millet 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 Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.723g)
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. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/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.