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Khorasan wheat vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Khorasan wheat and Amaranth grain

  • The amount of Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Phosphorus, Zinc, Iron, and Magnesium in Khorasan wheat is higher than in Amaranth grain.
  • Khorasan wheat covers your daily Selenium needs 138% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Amaranth grain has 38 times less Vitamin B1 than Khorasan wheat. Khorasan wheat has 0.566mg of Vitamin B1, while Amaranth grain has 0.015mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Wheat, KAMUT khorasan, 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
Contains more Iron +79.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +145.9%
Contains more Potassium +198.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Zinc +327.9%
Contains more Copper +239.6%
Contains more Calcium +113.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 142% 93% 156% 36% 1% 101% 169%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Iron +79.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +145.9%
Contains more Potassium +198.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Zinc +327.9%
Contains more Copper +239.6%
Contains more Calcium +113.6%

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 E +221.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3673.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +736.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2612.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +129.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 13% 0% 0% 142% 43% 120% 57% 60% 0% 0% 5%
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 E +221.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3673.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +736.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2612.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +129.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Khorasan wheat Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 59.48g 16.59g Khorasan wheat
Protein 14.54g 3.8g Khorasan wheat
Fats 2.13g 1.58g Khorasan wheat
Carbs 70.58g 18.69g Khorasan wheat
Calories 337kcal 102kcal Khorasan wheat
Starch 52.41g 16.23g Khorasan wheat
Fructose 0.11g g Khorasan wheat
Sugar 7.84g g Amaranth grain
Fiber 11.1g 2.1g Khorasan wheat
Calcium 22mg 47mg Amaranth grain
Iron 3.77mg 2.1mg Khorasan wheat
Magnesium 130mg 65mg Khorasan wheat
Phosphorus 364mg 148mg Khorasan wheat
Potassium 403mg 135mg Khorasan wheat
Sodium 5mg 6mg Khorasan wheat
Zinc 3.68mg 0.86mg Khorasan wheat
Copper 0.506mg 0.149mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin A 10IU IU Khorasan wheat
Vitamin E 0.61mg 0.19mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B1 0.566mg 0.015mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B2 0.184mg 0.022mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B3 6.375mg 0.235mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B5 0.949mg mg Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B6 0.259mg 0.113mg Khorasan wheat
Folate µg 22µg Amaranth grain
Vitamin B12 µg µg
Vitamin K 1.8µg µg Khorasan wheat
Tryptophan 0.13mg mg Khorasan wheat
Threonine 0.442mg mg Khorasan wheat
Isoleucine 0.566mg mg Khorasan wheat
Leucine 1.112mg mg Khorasan wheat
Lysine 0.416mg mg Khorasan wheat
Methionine 0.251mg mg Khorasan wheat
Phenylalanine 0.772mg mg Khorasan wheat
Valine 0.687mg mg Khorasan wheat
Histidine 0.379mg mg Khorasan wheat
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat 0.005g g Amaranth grain
Saturated Fat 0.196g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.213g g Khorasan wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.621g g Khorasan wheat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Khorasan wheat 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
36
Khorasan wheat
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
88
Khorasan wheat
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
87%
Khorasan wheat
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
71%
Khorasan wheat
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
10%
Khorasan wheat
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is cheaper?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Amaranth grain
Amaranth grain is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.84g)
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 - 0.196g)

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. Khorasan wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169743/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.