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Soybean vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Soybean and Amaranth grain

  • The amount of Iron, Copper, Folate, Phosphorus, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc in Soybean is higher than in Amaranth grain.
  • Soybean covers your daily Iron needs 170% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Amaranth grain has 58 times less Vitamin B1 than Soybean. Soybean has 0.874mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain has 0.015mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Soybeans, mature seeds, 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 +489.4%
Contains more Iron +647.6%
Contains more Magnesium +330.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +375.7%
Contains more Potassium +1231.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +468.6%
Contains more Copper +1012.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 84% 589% 200% 302% 159% 1% 134% 553%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Calcium +489.4%
Contains more Iron +647.6%
Contains more Magnesium +330.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +375.7%
Contains more Potassium +1231.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +468.6%
Contains more Copper +1012.8%

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
Soybean
12
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Contains more Vitamin E +347.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +5726.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3854.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +590.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.6%
Contains more Folate +1604.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 17% 0% 20% 219% 201% 31% 48% 87% 282% 0% 118%
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 +5726.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +3854.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +590.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.6%
Contains more Folate +1604.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 20.86g 16.59g Soybean
Protein 36.49g 3.8g Soybean
Fats 19.94g 1.58g Soybean
Carbs 30.16g 18.69g Soybean
Calories 446kcal 102kcal Soybean
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar 7.33g g Amaranth grain
Fiber 9.3g 2.1g Soybean
Calcium 277mg 47mg Soybean
Iron 15.7mg 2.1mg Soybean
Magnesium 280mg 65mg Soybean
Phosphorus 704mg 148mg Soybean
Potassium 1797mg 135mg Soybean
Sodium 2mg 6mg Soybean
Zinc 4.89mg 0.86mg Soybean
Copper 1.658mg 0.149mg Soybean
Vitamin A 22IU IU Soybean
Vitamin E 0.85mg 0.19mg Soybean
Vitamin D 0IU IU Soybean
Vitamin D 0µg µg Soybean
Vitamin C 6mg mg Soybean
Vitamin B1 0.874mg 0.015mg Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.87mg 0.022mg Soybean
Vitamin B3 1.623mg 0.235mg Soybean
Vitamin B5 0.793mg mg Soybean
Vitamin B6 0.377mg 0.113mg Soybean
Folate 375µg 22µg Soybean
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Soybean
Vitamin K 47µg µg Soybean
Tryptophan 0.591mg mg Soybean
Threonine 1.766mg mg Soybean
Isoleucine 1.971mg mg Soybean
Leucine 3.309mg mg Soybean
Lysine 2.706mg mg Soybean
Methionine 0.547mg mg Soybean
Phenylalanine 2.122mg mg Soybean
Valine 2.029mg mg Soybean
Histidine 1.097mg mg Soybean
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0g g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 2.884g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 4.404g g Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 11.255g g Soybean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Soybean 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
85
Soybean
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
252
Soybean
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
219%
Soybean
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
30%
Soybean
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
92%
Soybean
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean
Soybean contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 83)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.33g)
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 - 2.884g)
Which food is cheaper?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is cheaper (difference - $0.4)

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174270/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.