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Porridge vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Porridge and Amaranth grain

  • Porridge has more Iron, however Amaranth grain is higher in Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Fiber.
  • Amaranth grain covers your daily Manganese needs 37% more than Porridge.
  • Amaranth grain contains 2 times less Calcium than Porridge. Porridge contains 87mg of Calcium, while Amaranth grain contains 47mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, regular (10 minute), cooked with water, without salt 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 +78.1%
Contains more Calcium +85.1%
Contains more Potassium +743.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1200%
Contains more Copper +272.5%
Contains more Zinc +561.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +886.7%
Equal in Sodium - 6
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 141% 27% 2% 4% 14% 4% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Contains more Iron +78.1%
Contains more Calcium +85.1%
Contains more Potassium +743.8%
Contains more Magnesium +1200%
Contains more Copper +272.5%
Contains more Zinc +561.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +886.7%
Equal in Sodium - 6

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 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +769.2%
Contains more Folate +83.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 1% 0% 14% 6% 10% 5% 3% 0% 1% 9%
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 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +769.2%
Contains more Folate +83.3%

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.
Porridge 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 Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Porridge Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 50kcal 102kcal Amaranth grain
Protein 1.44g 3.8g Amaranth grain
Fats 0.21g 1.58g Amaranth grain
Vitamin C 0mg mg Porridge
Net carbs 10.02g 16.59g Amaranth grain
Carbs 10.52g 18.69g Amaranth grain
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0IU IU Porridge
Iron 3.74mg 2.1mg Porridge
Calcium 87mg 47mg Porridge
Potassium 16mg 135mg Amaranth grain
Magnesium 5mg 65mg Amaranth grain
Sugar 0.03g g Amaranth grain
Fiber 0.5g 2.1g Amaranth grain
Copper 0.04mg 0.149mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.13mg 0.86mg Amaranth grain
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 15mg 148mg Amaranth grain
Sodium 6mg 6mg
Vitamin A 0IU IU Porridge
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.19mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0µg µg Porridge
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.015mg Porridge
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.022mg Porridge
Vitamin B3 0.52mg 0.235mg Porridge
Vitamin B5 0.071mg mg Porridge
Vitamin B6 0.013mg 0.113mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Porridge
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Porridge
Folate 12µg 22µg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.033g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028g g Porridge
Polyunsaturated fat 0.114g g Porridge
Tryptophan 0.02mg mg Porridge
Threonine 0.045mg mg Porridge
Isoleucine 0.063mg mg Porridge
Leucine 0.11mg mg Porridge
Lysine 0.037mg mg Porridge
Methionine 0.027mg mg Porridge
Phenylalanine 0.078mg mg Porridge
Valine 0.07mg mg Porridge
Histidine 0.033mg mg Porridge
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Porridge 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
4
Porridge
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
24
Porridge
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
9%
Porridge
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
11%
Porridge
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
1%
Porridge
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is cheaper?
Porridge
Porridge is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Porridge
Porridge 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 - 0.03g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (6 mg)

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. Porridge - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171657/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.