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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
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Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +2233.3%
Contains more Calcium +4600%
Contains more Potassium +3275%
Contains more Magnesium +6400%
Contains more Copper +1555.6%
Contains more Zinc +8500%
Contains more Phosphorus +14700%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +2233.3%
Contains more Calcium +4600%
Contains more Potassium +3275%
Contains more Magnesium +6400%
Contains more Copper +1555.6%
Contains more Zinc +8500%
Contains more Phosphorus +14700%

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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 57% 10% 20% 0% 31% 39% 13% 0% 54% 0% 57% 23%
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 +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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar 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

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is better in case of low diet
Agave nectar 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 Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 68.03g)
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.