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Sugar substitute vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Sugar substitute and Amaranth grain

  • Sugar substitute has more Calcium, while Amaranth grain has more Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Fiber.
  • Sugar substitute's daily need coverage for Calcium is 83% higher.
  • Amaranth grain contains 95 times less Sodium than Sugar substitute. Sugar substitute contains 572mg of Sodium, while Amaranth grain contains 6mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Sweeteners, sugar substitute, granulated, brown 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 +1770.2%
Contains more Iron +1212.5%
Contains more Magnesium +983.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +1750%
Contains more Potassium +246.2%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Contains more Zinc +2050%
Contains more Copper +2028.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 264% 6% 5% 4% 4% 75% 2% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Calcium +1770.2%
Contains more Iron +1212.5%
Contains more Magnesium +983.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +1750%
Contains more Potassium +246.2%
Contains less Sodium -99%
Contains more Zinc +2050%
Contains more Copper +2028.6%

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 B2 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +653.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.015
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 4% 0% 5% 4% 0% 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 B2 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +653.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.015

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sugar substitute Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 84.17g 16.59g Sugar substitute
Protein 2.06g 3.8g Amaranth grain
Fats 0g 1.58g Amaranth grain
Carbs 84.77g 18.69g Sugar substitute
Calories 347kcal 102kcal Sugar substitute
Starch 3.52g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose 0g g Sugar substitute
Sugar 4.03g g Amaranth grain
Fiber 0.6g 2.1g Amaranth grain
Calcium 879mg 47mg Sugar substitute
Iron 0.16mg 2.1mg Amaranth grain
Magnesium 6mg 65mg Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 8mg 148mg Amaranth grain
Potassium 39mg 135mg Amaranth grain
Sodium 572mg 6mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 0.04mg 0.86mg Amaranth grain
Copper 0.007mg 0.149mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin A IU IU
Vitamin E mg 0.19mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C mg mg
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.015mg
Vitamin B2 0.015mg 0.022mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B3 mg 0.235mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B5 0.08mg mg Sugar substitute
Vitamin B6 0.015mg 0.113mg Amaranth grain
Folate µg 22µg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 µg µg
Vitamin K µg µg
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 mg mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat g g
Monounsaturated Fat g g
Polyunsaturated fat g g

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Sugar substitute 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
1
Sugar substitute
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
45
Sugar substitute
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
12%
Sugar substitute
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
85%
Sugar substitute
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
0%
Sugar substitute
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 566mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol ( mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat ( 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. Sugar substitute - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170675/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.