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Sesame vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Sesame and Amaranth grain

  • Amaranth grain has less Copper, Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Sesame covers your daily Copper needs 437% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Amaranth grain contains 53 times less Vitamin B1 than Sesame. Sesame contains 0.791mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain contains 0.015mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried 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 Calcium +1974.5%
Contains more Iron +592.9%
Contains more Magnesium +440%
Contains more Phosphorus +325%
Contains more Potassium +246.7%
Contains more Zinc +801.2%
Contains more Copper +2639.6%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 293% 546% 251% 270% 42% 2% 212% 1361%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Calcium +1974.5%
Contains more Iron +592.9%
Contains more Magnesium +440%
Contains more Phosphorus +325%
Contains more Potassium +246.7%
Contains more Zinc +801.2%
Contains more Copper +2639.6%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%

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
Sesame
12
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Contains more Vitamin E +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +5173.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1022.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1821.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +599.1%
Contains more Folate +340.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 5% 0% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 73% 0% 0%
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 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +5173.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1022.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1821.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +599.1%
Contains more Folate +340.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sesame Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 11.65g 16.59g Amaranth grain
Protein 17.73g 3.8g Sesame
Fats 49.67g 1.58g Sesame
Carbs 23.45g 18.69g Sesame
Calories 573kcal 102kcal Sesame
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.3g g Amaranth grain
Fiber 11.8g 2.1g Sesame
Calcium 975mg 47mg Sesame
Iron 14.55mg 2.1mg Sesame
Magnesium 351mg 65mg Sesame
Phosphorus 629mg 148mg Sesame
Potassium 468mg 135mg Sesame
Sodium 11mg 6mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 7.75mg 0.86mg Sesame
Copper 4.082mg 0.149mg Sesame
Vitamin A 9IU IU Sesame
Vitamin E 0.25mg 0.19mg Sesame
Vitamin D 0IU IU Sesame
Vitamin D 0µg µg Sesame
Vitamin C 0mg mg Sesame
Vitamin B1 0.791mg 0.015mg Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247mg 0.022mg Sesame
Vitamin B3 4.515mg 0.235mg Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.05mg mg Sesame
Vitamin B6 0.79mg 0.113mg Sesame
Folate 97µg 22µg Sesame
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Sesame
Vitamin K 0µg µg Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388mg mg Sesame
Threonine 0.736mg mg Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763mg mg Sesame
Leucine 1.358mg mg Sesame
Lysine 0.569mg mg Sesame
Methionine 0.586mg mg Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94mg mg Sesame
Valine 0.99mg mg Sesame
Histidine 0.522mg mg Sesame
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.957g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759g g Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773g g Sesame

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sesame 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
50
Sesame
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
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
106%
Sesame
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
229%
Sesame
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
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 - 6.957g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 97)
Which food is cheaper?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is cheaper (difference - $1)

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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.