Amaranth grain nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size
Amaranth grain Glycemic index (GI)
The sugar amount of amaranth is low. It contains 1.7 g sugars per 100 g. Moreover, the levels of fiber and carbs in amaranth are high.
Based on the numbers of Glycemic Index Values, the glycemic index of cooked amaranth grain is equal to 97 .
The GI of popped amaranth with milk and non-nutritive sweetener falls in the range of 97±19.
The glycemic index of flour flatbread with amaranth and wheat in a ratio of one to two is in the range of 66±10, whereas the GI of flour flatbread with amaranth and wheat in a ratio of one to one is a higher; 76±20.
Chapatti made from amaranth-wheat composite flour with bottle gourd and tomato curry has a GI within 66±10 .
The action of amaranth on the levels of blood glucose seems to be controversial. According to some studies, the consumption of either the grain or the oil may protect against insulin deficiency, others assert that the high glycemic index of the starch is a liability to diabetic patients.
In summary, despite that amaranth grain is low in sugar, and high in fiber, caution should be exercised when recommending this product to diabetic patients .
By following the link, you can find our glycemic index table for many foods and beverages.
Important nutritional characteristics for Amaranth grain
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Carbohydrate type breakdown
Fiber content ratio for Amaranth grain
All nutrients for Amaranth grain per 100g
|Nutrient||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Value||Comparison|
|Protein||9%||67%||3.8g||1.3 times more than Broccoli|
|Fats||2%||70%||1.58g||21.1 times less than Cheese|
|Carbs||6%||36%||18.69g||1.5 times less than Rice|
|Calories||5%||73%||102kcal||2.2 times more than Orange|
|Starch||7%||92%||16.23g||1.1 times more than Potato|
|Fiber||8%||35%||2.1g||1.1 times less than Orange|
|Calcium||5%||35%||47mg||2.7 times less than Milk|
|Iron||26%||36%||2.1mg||1.2 times less than Beef|
|Magnesium||15%||18%||65mg||2.2 times less than Almond|
|Phosphorus||21%||53%||148mg||1.2 times less than Chicken meat|
|Potassium||4%||74%||135mg||1.1 times less than Cucumber|
|Sodium||0%||89%||6mg||81.7 times less than White Bread|
|Zinc||8%||57%||0.86mg||7.3 times less than Beef|
|Copper||17%||37%||0.15mg||Equal to Shiitake|
|Vitamin E||1%||77%||0.19mg||7.7 times less than Kiwifruit|
|Vitamin B1||1%||90%||0.02mg||17.7 times less than Pea|
|Vitamin B2||2%||90%||0.02mg||5.9 times less than Avocado|
|Vitamin B3||1%||86%||0.24mg||40.7 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B6||9%||61%||0.11mg||1.1 times less than Oat|
|Folate||6%||47%||22µg||2.8 times less than Brussels sprout|
The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.