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Teff vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Teff and Amaranth grain

  • Amaranth grain contains less Manganese, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Zinc, Fiber, and Vitamin B3 than Teff.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Teff is 365% higher.
  • Amaranth grain has 26 times less Vitamin B1 than Teff. Teff has 0.39mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain has 0.015mg.

Food types used in this article are Teff, uncooked 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
Teff
7
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Contains more Iron +263.3%
Contains more Calcium +283%
Contains more Potassium +216.3%
Contains more Magnesium +183.1%
Contains more Copper +443.6%
Contains more Zinc +322.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 287% 54% 38% 132% 270% 99% 184% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Contains more Iron +263.3%
Contains more Calcium +283%
Contains more Potassium +216.3%
Contains more Magnesium +183.1%
Contains more Copper +443.6%
Contains more Zinc +322.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +189.9%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
Teff
7
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1331.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +326.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +137.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 2% 0% 98% 63% 64% 57% 112% 0% 5% 0%
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 B1 +2500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1331.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +326.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +137.5%

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
33
Teff
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
133
Teff
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
80%
Teff
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
73%
Teff
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
11%
Teff
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.
Teff Amaranth grain
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Teff 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 glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.84g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.449g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol ( mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Teff Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 367 102 Teff
Protein 13.3 3.8 Teff
Fats 2.38 1.58 Teff
Vitamin C
Carbs 73.13 18.69 Teff
Cholesterol
Vitamin D
Iron 7.63 2.1 Teff
Calcium 180 47 Teff
Potassium 427 135 Teff
Magnesium 184 65 Teff
Sugar 1.84 Amaranth grain
Fiber 8 2.1 Teff
Copper 0.81 0.149 Teff
Zinc 3.63 0.86 Teff
Starch 36.56 16.23 Teff
Phosphorus 429 148 Teff
Sodium 12 6 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 9 Teff
Vitamin E 0.08 0.19 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.39 0.015 Teff
Vitamin B2 0.27 0.022 Teff
Vitamin B3 3.363 0.235 Teff
Vitamin B5 0.942 Teff
Vitamin B6 0.482 0.113 Teff
Vitamin B12
Vitamin K 1.9 Teff
Folate 22 Amaranth grain
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.449 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.589 Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071 Teff
Tryptophan 0.139 Teff
Threonine 0.51 Teff
Isoleucine 0.501 Teff
Leucine 1.068 Teff
Lysine 0.376 Teff
Methionine 0.428 Teff
Phenylalanine 0.698 Teff
Valine 0.686 Teff
Histidine 0.301 Teff
Fructose 0.47 Teff

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. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169747/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.