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Agave nectar vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Agave nectar and Amaranth grain

  • Agave nectar has more Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1, however Amaranth grain has more Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, Magnesium, Zinc, and Fiber.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Amaranth grain is 37% higher.
  • Amaranth grain has 8 times less Vitamin B1 than Agave nectar. Agave nectar has 0.122mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain has 0.015mg.

Food types used in this article are Sweetener, syrup, agave 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 less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Calcium +4600%
Contains more Iron +2233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +6400%
Contains more Phosphorus +14700%
Contains more Potassium +3275%
Contains more Zinc +8500%
Contains more Copper +1555.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Calcium +4600%
Contains more Iron +2233.3%
Contains more Magnesium +6400%
Contains more Phosphorus +14700%
Contains more Potassium +3275%
Contains more Zinc +8500%
Contains more Copper +1555.6%

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 E +415.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +713.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.1%
Contains more Folate +36.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 20% 0% 57% 31% 39% 13% 0% 54% 23% 0% 57%
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 +415.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +713.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.1%
Contains more Folate +36.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Agave nectar Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 76.17g 16.59g Agave nectar
Protein 0.09g 3.8g Amaranth grain
Fats 0.45g 1.58g Amaranth grain
Carbs 76.37g 18.69g Agave nectar
Calories 310kcal 102kcal Agave nectar
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose 55.6g g Agave nectar
Sugar 68.03g g Amaranth grain
Fiber 0.2g 2.1g Amaranth grain
Calcium 1mg 47mg Amaranth grain
Iron 0.09mg 2.1mg Amaranth grain
Magnesium 1mg 65mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 1mg 148mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 4mg 135mg Amaranth grain
Sodium 4mg 6mg Agave nectar
Zinc 0.01mg 0.86mg Amaranth grain
Copper 0.009mg 0.149mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 156IU IU Agave nectar
Vitamin E 0.98mg 0.19mg Agave nectar
Vitamin D 0IU IU Agave nectar
Vitamin D 0µg µg Agave nectar
Vitamin C 17mg mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B1 0.122mg 0.015mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B2 0.165mg 0.022mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B3 0.689mg 0.235mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.234mg 0.113mg Agave nectar
Folate 30µg 22µg Agave nectar
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Agave nectar
Vitamin K 22.5µg µg Agave nectar
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0g g Agave nectar
Polyunsaturated fat 0g g Agave nectar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Agave nectar 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
25
Agave nectar
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
1
Agave nectar
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
1%
Agave nectar
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
76%
Agave nectar
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
2%
Agave nectar
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 68.03g)
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 - 0g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 84)
Which food is cheaper?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Agave nectar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170277/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.