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Wheat vs Amaranth grain - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Wheat and Amaranth grain different?

  • Wheat is higher than Amaranth grain in Selenium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Iron.
  • Wheat covers your daily need of Selenium 153% more than Amaranth grain.
  • Wheat contains 29 times more Vitamin B3 than Amaranth grain. Wheat contains 6.738mg of Vitamin B3, while Amaranth grain contains 0.235mg.

Wheat, durum and Amaranth grain, cooked types were used in this article.

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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 +67.6%
Contains more Magnesium +121.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +243.2%
Contains more Potassium +219.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +383.7%
Contains more Copper +271.1%
Contains more Calcium +38.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 132% 103% 218% 39% 1% 114% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 79% 47% 64% 12% 1% 24% 50%
Contains more Iron +67.6%
Contains more Magnesium +121.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +243.2%
Contains more Potassium +219.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +383.7%
Contains more Copper +271.1%
Contains more Calcium +38.2%

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
Wheat
10
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +2693.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2767.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.8%
Contains more Folate +95.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 105% 28% 127% 57% 97% 33% 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 B1 +2693.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2767.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +270.8%
Contains more Folate +95.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Wheat Amaranth grain Opinion
Net carbs 71.13g 16.59g Wheat
Protein 13.68g 3.8g Wheat
Fats 2.47g 1.58g Wheat
Carbs 71.13g 18.69g Wheat
Calories 339kcal 102kcal Wheat
Starch g 16.23g Amaranth grain
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 2.1g Amaranth grain
Calcium 34mg 47mg Amaranth grain
Iron 3.52mg 2.1mg Wheat
Magnesium 144mg 65mg Wheat
Phosphorus 508mg 148mg Wheat
Potassium 431mg 135mg Wheat
Sodium 2mg 6mg Wheat
Zinc 4.16mg 0.86mg Wheat
Copper 0.553mg 0.149mg Wheat
Vitamin A 0IU IU Wheat
Vitamin E mg 0.19mg Amaranth grain
Vitamin D 0IU IU Wheat
Vitamin D 0µg µg Wheat
Vitamin C 0mg mg Wheat
Vitamin B1 0.419mg 0.015mg Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.121mg 0.022mg Wheat
Vitamin B3 6.738mg 0.235mg Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.935mg mg Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.419mg 0.113mg Wheat
Folate 43µg 22µg Wheat
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Wheat
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.176mg mg Wheat
Threonine 0.366mg mg Wheat
Isoleucine 0.533mg mg Wheat
Leucine 0.934mg mg Wheat
Lysine 0.303mg mg Wheat
Methionine 0.221mg mg Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.681mg mg Wheat
Valine 0.594mg mg Wheat
Histidine 0.322mg mg Wheat
Cholesterol 0mg mg Amaranth grain
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.454g g Amaranth grain
Monounsaturated Fat 0.344g g Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.978g g Wheat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
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
37
Wheat
5
Amaranth grain
Mineral Summary Score
100
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
82%
Wheat
23%
Amaranth grain
Carbohydrates
71%
Wheat
19%
Amaranth grain
Fats
11%
Wheat
7%
Amaranth grain

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $2.6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat
Wheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Wheat
Wheat is relatively richer in vitamins
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 - 0.454g)
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. Wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169721/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.