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Seed vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Seed and Amaranth grain different?

  • Seed is higher than Amaranth grain in Fiber, Phosphorus, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1.
  • Seed covers your daily need of Fiber 129% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Seed contains 41 times more Vitamin B1 than Amaranth grain. Seed contains 0.62mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain contains 0.015mg.

Seeds, chia seeds, dried and Amaranth grain, cooked types were used in this article.

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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
Seed
7
:
Contains more Iron +267.6%
Contains more Calcium +1242.6%
Contains more Potassium +201.5%
Contains more Magnesium +415.4%
Contains more Copper +520.1%
Contains more Zinc +432.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +481.1%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 290% 190% 36% 240% 308% 125% 369% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Contains more Iron +267.6%
Contains more Calcium +1242.6%
Contains more Potassium +201.5%
Contains more Magnesium +415.4%
Contains more Copper +520.1%
Contains more Zinc +432.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +481.1%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%

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
Seed
8
:
Contains more Vitamin E +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +672.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3657.4%
Contains more Folate +122.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
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 E +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +672.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +3657.4%
Contains more Folate +122.7%

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
35
Seed
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
195
Seed
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
99%
Seed
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
142%
Seed
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.
Seed 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

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Seed 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?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 82)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Seed
Seed 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 - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.33g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 486 102 Seed
Protein 16.54 3.8 Seed
Fats 30.74 1.58 Seed
Vitamin C 1.6 Seed
Carbs 42.12 18.69 Seed
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D
Iron 7.72 2.1 Seed
Calcium 631 47 Seed
Potassium 407 135 Seed
Magnesium 335 65 Seed
Sugar
Fiber 34.4 2.1 Seed
Copper 0.924 0.149 Seed
Zinc 4.58 0.86 Seed
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 860 148 Seed
Sodium 16 6 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 54 Seed
Vitamin E 0.5 0.19 Seed
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.62 0.015 Seed
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.022 Seed
Vitamin B3 8.83 0.235 Seed
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.113 Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 0 Seed
Vitamin K
Folate 49 22 Seed
Trans Fat 0.14 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 3.33 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309 Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665 Seed
Tryptophan 0.436 Seed
Threonine 0.709 Seed
Isoleucine 0.801 Seed
Leucine 1.371 Seed
Lysine 0.97 Seed
Methionine 0.588 Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016 Seed
Valine 0.95 Seed
Histidine 0.531 Seed
Fructose

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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.