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Nattō vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Nattō and Amaranth grain

  • Amaranth grain has less Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Potassium, Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium.
  • Nattō covers your daily Iron needs 81% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Amaranth grain contains 11 times less Vitamin B1 than Nattō. Nattō contains 0.16mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain contains 0.015mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Natto 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 +309.5%
Contains more Calcium +361.7%
Contains more Potassium +440%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Copper +347.7%
Contains more Zinc +252.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Contains more Iron +309.5%
Contains more Calcium +361.7%
Contains more Potassium +440%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Copper +347.7%
Contains more Zinc +252.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%

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
Nattō
9
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +966.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +763.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Folate +175%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
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 +966.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +763.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Folate +175%

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
20
Nattō
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
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
116%
Nattō
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
51%
Nattō
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.
Nattō 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 Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Nattō Amaranth grain
Low Calories diet ok
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?
Nattō
Nattō is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is cheaper?
Nattō
Nattō is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nattō
Nattō 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 - 4.89g)
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 - 1.591g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nattō Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 211 102 Nattō
Protein 19.4 3.8 Nattō
Fats 11 1.58 Nattō
Vitamin C 13 Nattō
Carbs 12.68 18.69 Amaranth grain
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Nattō
Iron 8.6 2.1 Nattō
Calcium 217 47 Nattō
Potassium 729 135 Nattō
Magnesium 115 65 Nattō
Sugar 4.89 Amaranth grain
Fiber 5.4 2.1 Nattō
Copper 0.667 0.149 Nattō
Zinc 3.03 0.86 Nattō
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 174 148 Nattō
Sodium 7 6 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 0 Nattō
Vitamin E 0.01 0.19 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Nattō
Vitamin B1 0.16 0.015 Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.022 Nattō
Vitamin B3 0 0.235 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B5 0.215 Nattō
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.113 Nattō
Vitamin B12 0 Nattō
Vitamin K 23.1 Nattō
Folate 8 22 Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 1.591 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 Nattō
Methionine 0.208 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941 Nattō
Valine 1.018 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 Nattō
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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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.