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Tempeh vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Tempeh and Amaranth grain?

  • Tempeh is richer in Copper, Vitamin B2, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Calcium, yet Amaranth grain is richer in Selenium.
  • Tempeh's daily need coverage for Copper is 46% higher.
  • Tempeh has 16 times more Vitamin B2 than Amaranth grain. Tempeh has 0.358mg of Vitamin B2, while Amaranth grain has 0.022mg.

We used Tempeh and Amaranth grain, cooked types in this comparison.

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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
Tempeh
7
:
Contains more Iron +28.6%
Contains more Calcium +136.2%
Contains more Potassium +205.2%
Contains more Magnesium +24.6%
Contains more Copper +275.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 15% 12% 47% 50% 24% 64% 1%
Contains more Iron +28.6%
Contains more Calcium +136.2%
Contains more Potassium +205.2%
Contains more Magnesium +24.6%
Contains more Copper +275.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

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
Tempeh
10
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +420%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1527.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1023.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.3%
Equal in Folate - 22
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% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 10% 0% 18%
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 +420%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1527.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1023.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.3%
Equal in Folate - 22

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
20
Tempeh
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
70
Tempeh
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
122%
Tempeh
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
50%
Tempeh
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.
Tempeh Amaranth grain
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

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Tempeh 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?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 82)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.539g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tempeh Amaranth grain Opinion
Calories 192 102 Tempeh
Protein 20.29 3.8 Tempeh
Fats 10.8 1.58 Tempeh
Vitamin C 0 Tempeh
Carbs 7.64 18.69 Amaranth grain
Cholesterol 0 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Tempeh
Iron 2.7 2.1 Tempeh
Calcium 111 47 Tempeh
Potassium 412 135 Tempeh
Magnesium 81 65 Tempeh
Sugar
Fiber 2.1 Amaranth grain
Copper 0.56 0.149 Tempeh
Zinc 1.14 0.86 Tempeh
Starch 16.23 Amaranth grain
Phosphorus 266 148 Tempeh
Sodium 9 6 Amaranth grain
Vitamin A 0 Tempeh
Vitamin E 0.19 Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0 Tempeh
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.015 Tempeh
Vitamin B2 0.358 0.022 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64 0.235 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.278 Tempeh
Vitamin B6 0.215 0.113 Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0.08 Tempeh
Vitamin K
Folate 24 22 Tempeh
Trans Fat 0 Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 2.539 Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.194 Tempeh
Threonine 0.796 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88 Tempeh
Leucine 1.43 Tempeh
Lysine 0.908 Tempeh
Methionine 0.175 Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.893 Tempeh
Valine 0.92 Tempeh
Histidine 0.466 Tempeh
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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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/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.