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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
Contains more Calcium +136.2%
Contains more Iron +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +24.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.7%
Contains more Potassium +205.2%
Contains more Zinc +32.6%
Contains more Copper +275.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 102% 58% 114% 37% 2% 32% 187%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Calcium +136.2%
Contains more Iron +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +24.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +79.7%
Contains more Potassium +205.2%
Contains more Zinc +32.6%
Contains more Copper +275.8%
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
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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 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% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 18% 10% 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 B1 +420%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1527.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1023.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.3%
Equal in Folate - 22

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tempeh Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 16.59g Amaranth grain
Protein 20.29g 3.8g Tempeh
Fats 10.8g 1.58g Tempeh
Carbs 7.64g 18.69g Amaranth grain
Calories 192kcal 102kcal Tempeh
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 2.1g Amaranth grain
Calcium 111mg 47mg Tempeh
Iron 2.7mg 2.1mg Tempeh
Magnesium 81mg 65mg Tempeh
Phosphorus 266mg 148mg Tempeh
Potassium 412mg 135mg Tempeh
Sodium 9mg 6mg Amaranth grain
Zinc 1.14mg 0.86mg Tempeh
Copper 0.56mg 0.149mg Tempeh
Vitamin A 0IU IU Tempeh
Vitamin E mg 0.19mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0IU IU Tempeh
Vitamin D 0µg µg Tempeh
Vitamin C 0mg mg Tempeh
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.015mg Tempeh
Vitamin B2 0.358mg 0.022mg Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64mg 0.235mg Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.278mg mg Tempeh
Vitamin B6 0.215mg 0.113mg Tempeh
Folate 24µg 22µg Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0.08µg µg Tempeh
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.194mg mg Tempeh
Threonine 0.796mg mg Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88mg mg Tempeh
Leucine 1.43mg mg Tempeh
Lysine 0.908mg mg Tempeh
Methionine 0.175mg mg Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.893mg mg Tempeh
Valine 0.92mg mg Tempeh
Histidine 0.466mg mg Tempeh
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0g g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 2.539g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205g g Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g g Tempeh

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tempeh 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
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

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 contains less Sodium?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
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 - 2.539g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( 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. 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.