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Rye vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Rye and Amaranth grain

  • Amaranth grain contains less Manganese, Fiber, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin B2, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin B6 than Rye.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Rye is 75% higher.
  • Amaranth grain has 21 times less Vitamin B1 than Rye. Rye has 0.316mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain has 0.015mg.

Food types used in this article are Rye grain 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 +25.2%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +124.3%
Contains more Potassium +277.8%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +208.1%
Contains more Copper +146.3%
Contains more Calcium +95.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 99% 79% 143% 45% 1% 73% 123%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Iron +25.2%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +124.3%
Contains more Potassium +277.8%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +208.1%
Contains more Copper +146.3%
Contains more Calcium +95.8%

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
Rye
12
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Contains more Vitamin E +347.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2006.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1040.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1717%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.2%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 17% 0% 0% 79% 58% 81% 88% 68% 29% 0% 15%
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 E +347.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2006.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1040.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1717%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +160.2%
Contains more Folate +72.7%

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.
Rye 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 Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rye Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 60.76g 16.59g Rye
Protein 10.34g 3.8g Rye
Fats 1.63g 1.58g Rye
Carbs 75.86g 18.69g Rye
Calories 338kcal 102kcal Rye
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose 0.11g g Rye
Sugar 0.98g g Amaranth grain
Fiber 15.1g 2.1g Rye
Calcium 24mg 47mg Amaranth grain
Iron 2.63mg 2.1mg Rye
Magnesium 110mg 65mg Rye
Phosphorus 332mg 148mg Rye
Potassium 510mg 135mg Rye
Sodium 2mg 6mg Rye
Zinc 2.65mg 0.86mg Rye
Copper 0.367mg 0.149mg Rye
Vitamin A 11IU IU Rye
Vitamin E 0.85mg 0.19mg Rye
Vitamin D 0IU IU Rye
Vitamin D 0µg µg Rye
Vitamin C 0mg mg Rye
Vitamin B1 0.316mg 0.015mg Rye
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.022mg Rye
Vitamin B3 4.27mg 0.235mg Rye
Vitamin B5 1.456mg mg Rye
Vitamin B6 0.294mg 0.113mg Rye
Folate 38µg 22µg Rye
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Rye
Vitamin K 5.9µg µg Rye
Tryptophan 0.108mg mg Rye
Threonine 0.289mg mg Rye
Isoleucine 0.208mg mg Rye
Leucine 0.563mg mg Rye
Lysine 0.286mg mg Rye
Methionine 0.153mg mg Rye
Phenylalanine 0.435mg mg Rye
Valine 0.317mg mg Rye
Histidine 0.189mg mg Rye
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0g g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.197g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.208g g Rye
Polyunsaturated fat 0.767g g Rye

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rye 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
36
Rye
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
71
Rye
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
62%
Rye
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
76%
Rye
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
8%
Rye
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rye
Rye contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rye
Rye is lower in glycemic index (difference - 63)
Which food is cheaper?
Rye
Rye is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Rye
Rye is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rye
Rye is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.98g)
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 - 0.197g)

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. Rye - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168884/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.