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Amaranth leaves nutrition: calories, carbs, GI, protein, fiber, fats

Amaranth leaves, raw
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Important nutritional characteristics for Amaranth leaves

Amaranth leaves
Calories ⓘ Calories per 100-gram serving 23
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols 4.02 grams
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs) 1 cup (28 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral. -14 (alkaline)
Oxalates ⓘ https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5517631 10056mg
TOP 10% Potassium ⓘHigher in Potassium content than 90% of foods
TOP 11% Calcium ⓘHigher in Calcium content than 89% of foods
TOP 13% Vitamin A ⓘHigher in Vitamin A content than 87% of foods
TOP 13% Vitamin C ⓘHigher in Vitamin C content than 87% of foods
TOP 21% Magnesium ⓘHigher in Magnesium content than 79% of foods

Amaranth leaves calories (kcal)

Serving Size Calories Weight
Calories in 100 grams 23
Calories in 1 cup 6 28 g
Calories in 1 leaf 3 14 g

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 65% 87% 40% 22% 54% 3% 25% 54% 116% 5%
Calcium: 215 mg of 1,000 mg 22%
Iron: 2.32 mg of 8 mg 29%
Magnesium: 55 mg of 420 mg 13%
Phosphorus: 50 mg of 700 mg 7%
Potassium: 611 mg of 3,400 mg 18%
Sodium: 20 mg of 2,300 mg 1%
Zinc: 0.9 mg of 11 mg 8%
Copper: 0.162 mg of 1 mg 18%
Manganese: 0.885 mg of 2 mg 38%
Selenium: 0.9 µg of 55 µg 2%

Mineral chart - relative view

Potassium
611 mg
TOP 10%
Calcium
215 mg
TOP 11%
Magnesium
55 mg
TOP 21%
Iron
2.32 mg
TOP 31%
Manganese
0.885 mg
TOP 33%
Copper
0.162 mg
TOP 36%
Zinc
0.9 mg
TOP 56%
Phosphorus
50 mg
TOP 77%
Sodium
20 mg
TOP 81%
Selenium
0.9 µg
TOP 83%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 176% 0% 0% 145% 7% 37% 13% 4% 45% 64% 0% 0% 2850%
Vitamin A: 2917 IU of 5,000 IU 58%
Vitamin E : 0 mg of 15 mg 0%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 43.3 mg of 90 mg 48%
Vitamin B1: 0.027 mg of 1 mg 2%
Vitamin B2: 0.158 mg of 1 mg 12%
Vitamin B3: 0.658 mg of 16 mg 4%
Vitamin B5: 0.064 mg of 5 mg 1%
Vitamin B6: 0.192 mg of 1 mg 15%
Folate: 85 µg of 400 µg 21%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Choline: 0 mg of 550 mg 0%
Vitamin K: 1140 µg of 120 µg 950%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin A
2917 IU
TOP 13%
Vitamin C
43.3 mg
TOP 13%
Folate
85 µg
TOP 26%
Vitamin K
1140 µg
TOP 41%
Vitamin B6
0.192 mg
TOP 49%
Vitamin B2
0.158 mg
TOP 56%
Vitamin B3
0.658 mg
TOP 75%
Vitamin B1
0.027 mg
TOP 84%
Vitamin B5
0.064 mg
TOP 92%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%

Macronutrients chart

3% 5% 89% 2%
Protein:
Daily Value: 5%
2.46 g of 50 g
5%
Fats:
Daily Value: 1%
0.33 g of 65 g
1%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 1%
4.02 g of 300 g
1%
Water:
Daily Value: 5%
91.69 g of 2,000 g
5%
Other:
1.5 g

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 34% 29% 26% 22% 19% 11% 23% 23% 23%
Tryptophan: 31 mg of 280 mg 11%
Threonine: 99 mg of 1,050 mg 9%
Isoleucine: 119 mg of 1,400 mg 9%
Leucine: 195 mg of 2,730 mg 7%
Lysine: 127 mg of 2,100 mg 6%
Methionine: 36 mg of 1,050 mg 3%
Phenylalanine: 133 mg of 1,750 mg 8%
Valine: 137 mg of 1,820 mg 8%
Histidine: 52 mg of 700 mg 7%

Fat type information

29% 24% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.091 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.076 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.147 g

All nutrients for Amaranth leaves per 100g

Nutrient Value DV% In TOP % of foods Comparison
Calories 23kcal 1% 96% 2 times less than OrangeOrange
Protein 2.46g 6% 74% 1.1 times less than BroccoliBroccoli
Fats 0.33g 1% 84% 100.9 times less than Cheddar CheeseCheddar Cheese
Vitamin C 43.3mg 48% 13% 1.2 times less than LemonLemon
Net carbs 4.02g N/A 60% 13.5 times less than ChocolateChocolate
Carbs 4.02g 1% 63% 7 times less than RiceRice
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 100% N/AEgg
Vitamin D 0µg 0% 100% N/AEgg
Iron 2.32mg 29% 31% 1.1 times less than Beef broiledBeef broiled
Calcium 215mg 22% 11% 1.7 times more than MilkMilk
Potassium 611mg 18% 10% 4.2 times more than CucumberCucumber
Magnesium 55mg 13% 21% 2.5 times less than AlmondAlmond
Copper 0.16mg 18% 36% 1.1 times more than ShiitakeShiitake
Zinc 0.9mg 8% 56% 7 times less than Beef broiledBeef broiled
Phosphorus 50mg 7% 77% 3.6 times less than Chicken meatChicken meat
Sodium 20mg 1% 81% 24.5 times less than White BreadWhite Bread
Vitamin A 2917IU 58% 13% 5.7 times less than CarrotCarrot
Vitamin A RAE 146µg 16% 26%
Selenium 0.9µg 2% 83%
Manganese 0.89mg 38% 33%
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 2% 84% 9.9 times less than Pea rawPea raw
Vitamin B2 0.16mg 12% 56% 1.2 times more than AvocadoAvocado
Vitamin B3 0.66mg 4% 75% 14.5 times less than Turkey meatTurkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.06mg 1% 92% 17.7 times less than Sunflower seedSunflower seed
Vitamin B6 0.19mg 15% 49% 1.6 times more than OatOat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0% 100% N/APork
Vitamin K 1140µg 950% 41% 11.2 times more than BroccoliBroccoli
Trans Fat 0g N/A 100% N/AMargarine
Folate 85µg 21% 26% 1.4 times more than Brussels sproutBrussels sprout
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0% 82% 64.8 times less than Beef broiledBeef broiled
Monounsaturated Fat 0.08g N/A 83% 128.9 times less than AvocadoAvocado
Polyunsaturated fat 0.15g N/A 82% 320.9 times less than WalnutWalnut
Tryptophan 0.03mg 0% 90% 9.8 times less than Chicken meatChicken meat
Threonine 0.1mg 0% 90% 7.3 times less than Beef broiledBeef broiled
Isoleucine 0.12mg 0% 89% 7.7 times less than Salmon rawSalmon raw
Leucine 0.2mg 0% 89% 12.5 times less than Tuna BluefinTuna Bluefin
Lysine 0.13mg 0% 90% 3.6 times less than TofuTofu
Methionine 0.04mg 0% 91% 2.7 times less than QuinoaQuinoa
Phenylalanine 0.13mg 0% 89% 5 times less than EggEgg
Valine 0.14mg 0% 90% 14.8 times less than Soybean rawSoybean raw
Histidine 0.05mg 0% 90% 14.4 times less than Turkey meatTurkey meat

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NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 23
% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
1%
Sodium 20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 215mg 22%

Iron 2mg 25%

Potassium 611mg 18%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
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 ⓘ Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
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 ⓘ Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
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 ⓘ Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
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 ⓘ Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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 ⓘ While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Amaranth leaves nutrition infographic

Amaranth leaves nutrition infographic
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References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168385/nutrients

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