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Soybean meal vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Soybean meal and Amaranth grain

  • Amaranth grain contains less Copper, Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Folate, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, and Vitamin B6 than Soybean meal.
  • Soybean meal's daily need coverage for Copper is 206% higher.
  • Amaranth grain contains 46 times less Vitamin B1 than Soybean meal. Soybean meal contains 0.691mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain contains 0.015mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Soy meal, defatted, raw 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 +419.1%
Contains more Iron +552.4%
Contains more Magnesium +370.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +373.6%
Contains more Potassium +1744.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +488.4%
Contains more Copper +1242.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Calcium +419.1%
Contains more Iron +552.4%
Contains more Magnesium +370.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +373.6%
Contains more Potassium +1744.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +488.4%
Contains more Copper +1242.3%

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
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +4506.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1040.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1000.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +403.5%
Contains more Folate +1277.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 228% 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 B1 +4506.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1040.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1000.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +403.5%
Contains more Folate +1277.3%

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.
Soybean meal 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean meal Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 35.89g 16.59g Soybean meal
Protein 49.2g 3.8g Soybean meal
Fats 2.39g 1.58g Soybean meal
Carbs 35.89g 18.69g Soybean meal
Calories 337kcal 102kcal Soybean meal
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 2.1g Amaranth grain
Calcium 244mg 47mg Soybean meal
Iron 13.7mg 2.1mg Soybean meal
Magnesium 306mg 65mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 701mg 148mg Soybean meal
Potassium 2490mg 135mg Soybean meal
Sodium 3mg 6mg Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06mg 0.86mg Soybean meal
Copper 2mg 0.149mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40IU IU Soybean meal
Vitamin E mg 0.19mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0IU IU Soybean meal
Vitamin D 0µg µg Soybean meal
Vitamin C 0mg mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B1 0.691mg 0.015mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.022mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587mg 0.235mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 1.976mg mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569mg 0.113mg Soybean meal
Folate 303µg 22µg Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Soybean meal
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.653mg mg Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952mg mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18mg mg Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66mg mg Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991mg mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606mg mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346mg mg Soybean meal
Valine 2.243mg mg Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212mg mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0g g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.268g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409g g Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045g g Soybean meal

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Soybean meal 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
63
Soybean meal
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
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
295%
Soybean meal
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal 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 Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.268g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/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.