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Amaranth, cooked
Amaranth, cooked
Quinoa
Quinoa
 
Official USDA name:"Amaranth, uncooked"
USDA Record Number:"20001"
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Food Group:Cereal Grains and Pasta
Official USDA name:"Quinoa, uncooked"
USDA Record Number:"20035"
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Nutrition Facts Comparison

Amaranth (raw) vs Quinoa, uncooked

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
 

Amount Per Serving

 

Calories

371
Calories from Fat 59
 

% Daily Value*

 

Total Fat

7g
11%
 
Saturated Fat 1g7%
 
Trans Fat 0g
 

Cholesterol

0mg
0%
 

Sodium

4mg
0%
 

Total Carbohydrate

65g
22%
 
Dietary Fiber 7g27%
 
Sugars 2g
 

Protein

14g
 
Vitamin A0% · Vitamin C0%
 
Calcium16% · Iron42%
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
 

Amount Per Serving

 

Calories

368
Calories from Fat 55
 

% Daily Value*

 

Total Fat

6g
9%
 
Saturated Fat 1g4%
 
Trans Fat 0g
 

Cholesterol

0mg
0%
 

Sodium

5mg
0%
 

Total Carbohydrate

64g
21%
 
Dietary Fiber 7g28%
 
Sugars 0g
 

Protein

14g
 
Vitamin A0% · Vitamin C~
 
Calcium5% · Iron25%
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Calories Compared

Amaranth (raw) vs Quinoa, uncooked

Calories

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
kcal*kjoules*RDI%
 
Total Calories371 kcal1552 kJ19%
 
from Carbs265.6 kcal1111.13 kJ
 
from Fat58.8 kcal245.84 kJ
 
from Protein47.1 kcal196.87 kJ
 
from Alcohol0 kcal0 kJ
 
*The unit "kcal" or kilocalories are what most American's think of as 1 Calorie. Other countries use the unit kilojoule (kJ) to measure Food Energy. 1 kcal is equal to 4.184 kilojoules.

Calories

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
kcal*kjoules*RDI%
 
Total Calories368 kcal1540 kJ18%
 
from Carbs256.6 kcal1073.78 kJ
 
from Fat54.6 kcal228.57 kJ
 
from Protein56.5 kcal236.31 kJ
 
from Alcohol0 kcal0 kJ
 
*The unit "kcal" or kilocalories are what most American's think of as 1 Calorie. Other countries use the unit kilojoule (kJ) to measure Food Energy. 1 kcal is equal to 4.184 kilojoules.

Vitamin Comparison

Amaranth (raw) vs Quinoa, uncooked

Vitamin Content

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
AmountRDI%
 
Vitamin A 2 IU 0%
 
Vitamin B6 0.591 mg 30%
 
Vitamin B12 0 mcg 0%
 
Vitamin B12, Added 0 mcg 0%
 
Vitamin C 4.2 mg 0%
 
Vitamin D 0 IU 0%
 
Vitamin D2 ~
 
Vitamin D3 ~
 
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0 mcg 0%
 
Vitamin E (Alpha-tocopherol) 1.19 mg 6%
 
Vitamin E, Added ~
 
Vitamin K 0 mcg 0%
 
Thiamin 0.116 mg 8%
 
Riboflavin 0.2 mg 12%
 
Niacin 0.923 mg 5%
 
Pantothenic Acid 1.457 mg 15%
 
Folate 82 mcg 20%
 
Folate, Food 82 mcg 20%
 
Folate, DFE 82 mcg DFE 20%
 
Choline 69.8 mg ~
 
Betaine 67.6 mg ~
 
*Daily Value not established for starred items.
~Data not available for tilde (~) items.

Vitamin Content

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
AmountRDI%
 
Vitamin A 14 IU 0%
 
Vitamin B6 0.487 mg 24%
 
Vitamin B12 0 mcg 0%
 
Vitamin B12, Added ~
 
Vitamin C ~
 
Vitamin D 0 IU 0%
 
Vitamin D2 ~
 
Vitamin D3 ~
 
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0 mcg 0%
 
Vitamin E (Alpha-tocopherol) 2.44 mg 12%
 
Vitamin E, Added ~
 
Vitamin K 0 mcg 0%
 
Thiamin 0.36 mg 24%
 
Riboflavin 0.318 mg 19%
 
Niacin 1.52 mg 8%
 
Pantothenic Acid 0.772 mg 8%
 
Folate 184 mcg 46%
 
Folate, Food 184 mcg 46%
 
Folate, DFE 184 mcg DFE 46%
 
Choline 70.2 mg ~
 
Betaine 630.4 mg ~
 
*Daily Value not established for starred items.
~Data not available for tilde (~) items.

Minerals Compared

Amaranth (raw) vs Quinoa, uncooked

Mineral Content

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
AmountRDI%
 
Calcium 159 mg 16%
 
Iron 7.61 mg 42%
 
Magnesium 248 mg 62%
 
Phosphorus 557 mg 56%
 
Potassium 508 mg 11%
 
Sodium 4 mg 0%
 
Zinc 2.87 mg 19%
 
Copper 0.525 mg 26%
 
Manganese 3.333 mg 167%
 
Selenium 18.7 mcg 27%
 
Fluoride ~
 
*Daily Value not established for starred items.
~Data not available for tilde (~) items.

Mineral Content

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
AmountRDI%
 
Calcium 47 mg 5%
 
Iron 4.57 mg 25%
 
Magnesium 197 mg 49%
 
Phosphorus 457 mg 46%
 
Potassium 563 mg 12%
 
Sodium 5 mg 0%
 
Zinc 3.1 mg 21%
 
Copper 0.59 mg 30%
 
Manganese 2.033 mg 102%
 
Selenium 8.5 mcg 12%
 
Fluoride ~
 
*Daily Value not established for starred items.
~Data not available for tilde (~) items.

Protein and Amino Acids Comparison

Amaranth (raw) vs Quinoa, uncooked

Protein & Aminos

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
AmountRDI%*
 
Protein13.56g27%
 

Essential Aminos

 
Histidine0.389 g56%
 
Isoleucine0.582 g42%
 
Leucine0.879 g32%
 
Lysine0.747 g36%
 
Methionine0.226 g
 
Phenylalanine0.542 g
 
Threonine0.558 g53%
 
Tryptophan0.181 g65%
 
Valine0.679 g37%
 

Non-essential Aminos

 
Arginine1.06 g
 
Alanine0.799 g
 
Aspartate1.261 g
 
Cystine0.191 g
 
Glutamate2.259 g
 
Glycine1.636 g
 
Hydroxyproline
 
Proline0.698 g
 
Serine1.148 g
 
Tyrosine0.329 g
 
Methionine + Cystine† 0.417 g 40
 
Phenylalanine + Tyrosine† 0.871 g 83
 
* Amino acid RDI's are based on the World Health Organization's recommended daily intake for an adult human weighing 70 kg (154.3 pounds). "Protein and amino acid requirements in human nutrition". WHO Press, page 150.

† The World Health Organization provides a single recommended daily intake for the combinations of Methionine and Cysteine and the combination of Phenylalanine and Tyrosine.

Arginine, Cystine and Tyrosine are required by infants and growing children and we have therefore included them in the list of essential amino acids. [Imura K, Okada A (1998). "Amino acid metabolism in pediatric patients"]

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Protein & Aminos

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
AmountRDI%*
 
Protein14.12g28%
 

Essential Aminos

 
Histidine0.407 g58%
 
Isoleucine0.504 g36%
 
Leucine0.84 g31%
 
Lysine0.766 g36%
 
Methionine0.309 g
 
Phenylalanine0.593 g
 
Threonine0.421 g40%
 
Tryptophan0.167 g60%
 
Valine0.594 g33%
 

Non-essential Aminos

 
Arginine1.091 g
 
Alanine0.588 g
 
Aspartate1.134 g
 
Cystine0.203 g
 
Glutamate1.865 g
 
Glycine0.694 g
 
Hydroxyproline
 
Proline0.773 g
 
Serine0.567 g
 
Tyrosine0.267 g
 
Methionine + Cystine† 0.512 g 49
 
Phenylalanine + Tyrosine† 0.86 g 82
 
* Amino acid RDI's are based on the World Health Organization's recommended daily intake for an adult human weighing 70 kg (154.3 pounds). "Protein and amino acid requirements in human nutrition". WHO Press, page 150.

† The World Health Organization provides a single recommended daily intake for the combinations of Methionine and Cysteine and the combination of Phenylalanine and Tyrosine.

Arginine, Cystine and Tyrosine are required by infants and growing children and we have therefore included them in the list of essential amino acids. [Imura K, Okada A (1998). "Amino acid metabolism in pediatric patients"]

~Data not available for tilde (~) items.

Carbohydrates Compared

Amaranth (raw) vs Quinoa, uncooked

Carbohydrates

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
AmountRDI%
 
Total Carbohydrates65.25g22%
 
Dietary Fiber6.7g27%
 
Starch57.27g
 
Sugars1.69g
 
Sucrose1.4g
 
Glucose0.27g
 
Fructose0.01g
 
Lactose0g
 
Maltose0.01g
 
Galactose0g
 
~Data not available for tilde (~) items.

Carbohydrates

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
AmountRDI%
 
Total Carbohydrates64.16g21%
 
Dietary Fiber7g28%
 
Starch52.22g
 
Sugars~
 
Sucrose~
 
Glucose~
 
Fructose~
 
Lactose~
 
Maltose~
 
Galactose~
 
~Data not available for tilde (~) items.

Fatty Acids and Fat Comparison

Amaranth (raw) vs Quinoa, uncooked

Fatty Acids & Fat

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
AmountRDI%
 
Total Fat7.02g11%
 
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.042g
 
Total Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.736g
 
Total Trans Fatty Acids~
 
Total Trans-monoenoic Fatty Acids~
 
Total Trans-polyenoic Fatty Acids~
 

Total Saturated Fats (Bad Fats)

1.459g7%
 
Arachidic Acid   [Eicosanoic Acid]0.052g
 
Behenic Acid   [Docosanoic Acid]0.018g
 
Butyric Acid   [Butanoic Acid]~
 
Capric Acid   [Decanoic Acid]0g
 
Caproic Acid   [Hexanoic Acid]~
 
Caprylic Acid   [Octanoic Acid]0g
 
Lauric Acid   [Dodecanoic Acid]0g
 
Lignoceric Acid   [Tetracosanoic Acid]~
 
Margaric Acid   [Heptadecanoic Acid]0g
 
Myristic Acid   [Tetradecanoic Acid]0.011g
 
Palmitic Acid   [Hexadecanoic Acid]1.154g
 
Pentadecanoic Acid   [Pentadecanoic Acid]0g
 
Stearic Acid   [Octadecanoic Acid]0.223g
 
Tridecanoic Acid   [Tridecanoic Acid]~
 

Total Monounsaturated Fat (Good Fats)

1.685g
 
16:1 c~
 
16:1 t~
 
18:1 c~
 
18:1 t~
 
18:1-11t (18:1t n-7)~
 
22:1 c~
 
22:1 t~
 
Erucic Acid   [Docosenoic Acid]~
 
Gadoleic Acid   [Eicosenoic Acid]0.014g
 
Heptadecenoic Acid   [Heptadecenoic Acid]0g
 
Myristoleic Acid   [Tetradecenoic Acid]0g
 
Nervonic Acid   [Cis-Tetracosenoic Acid]~
 
Oleic Acid   [Octadecenoic Acid]1.671g
 
Palmitoleic Acid   [Hexadecenoic Acid]0g
 
Pentadecenoic Acid   [Pentadecenoic Acid]0g
 

Total Polyunsaturated Fat (Good Fats)

2.778g
 
18:2 CLAs~
 
18:2 i~
 
18:2 n-6 c,c~
 
18:2 t not further defined~
 
18:2 t,t~
 
18:3i~
 
20:3 n-3~
 
20:3 n-6~
 
20:4 n-6~
 
21:5~
 
22:4~
 
Alpha-Linolenic Acid0.042g
 
Arachidonic Acid   [Eicosatetraenoic Acid]0g
 
Clupanodonic Acid   [Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA)]~
 
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)   [Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)]~
 
Eicosadienoic Acid   [Eicosadienoic Acid]0g
 
Eicosatrienoic Acid   [Eicosatrienoic Acid]0g
 
Gamma-Linolenic Acid   [Gamma-Linolenic Acid]0g
 
Linoleic Acid   [Octadecadienoic Acid]2.736g
 
Linolenic Acid   [Octadecatrienoic Acid]0.042g
 
Parinaric Acid   [Octadecatetraenoic Acid]~
 
Timnodonic Acid   [Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)]~
 
The common name for each fatty acid is shown with the systematic name in square parentheses.

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Fatty Acids & Fat

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
AmountRDI%
 
Total Fat6.07g9%
 
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.307g
 
Total Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.986g
 
Total Trans Fatty Acids~
 
Total Trans-monoenoic Fatty Acids~
 
Total Trans-polyenoic Fatty Acids~
 

Total Saturated Fats (Bad Fats)

0.706g4%
 
Arachidic Acid   [Eicosanoic Acid]0.03g
 
Behenic Acid   [Docosanoic Acid]0.03g
 
Butyric Acid   [Butanoic Acid]~
 
Capric Acid   [Decanoic Acid]0g
 
Caproic Acid   [Hexanoic Acid]~
 
Caprylic Acid   [Octanoic Acid]0g
 
Lauric Acid   [Dodecanoic Acid]0g
 
Lignoceric Acid   [Tetracosanoic Acid]0.01g
 
Margaric Acid   [Heptadecanoic Acid]0g
 
Myristic Acid   [Tetradecanoic Acid]0g
 
Palmitic Acid   [Hexadecanoic Acid]0.6g
 
Pentadecanoic Acid   [Pentadecanoic Acid]0g
 
Stearic Acid   [Octadecanoic Acid]0.037g
 
Tridecanoic Acid   [Tridecanoic Acid]~
 

Total Monounsaturated Fat (Good Fats)

1.613g
 
16:1 c~
 
16:1 t~
 
18:1 c~
 
18:1 t~
 
18:1-11t (18:1t n-7)~
 
22:1 c~
 
22:1 t~
 
Erucic Acid   [Docosenoic Acid]0.083g
 
Gadoleic Acid   [Eicosenoic Acid]0.093g
 
Heptadecenoic Acid   [Heptadecenoic Acid]0g
 
Myristoleic Acid   [Tetradecenoic Acid]0g
 
Nervonic Acid   [Cis-Tetracosenoic Acid]0.017g
 
Oleic Acid   [Octadecenoic Acid]1.42g
 
Palmitoleic Acid   [Hexadecenoic Acid]0g
 
Pentadecenoic Acid   [Pentadecenoic Acid]0g
 

Total Polyunsaturated Fat (Good Fats)

3.292g
 
18:2 CLAs~
 
18:2 i~
 
18:2 n-6 c,c~
 
18:2 t not further defined~
 
18:2 t,t~
 
18:3i~
 
20:3 n-3~
 
20:3 n-6~
 
20:4 n-6~
 
21:50g
 
22:40g
 
Alpha-Linolenic Acid~
 
Arachidonic Acid   [Eicosatetraenoic Acid]0.009g
 
Clupanodonic Acid   [Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA)]0g
 
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)   [Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)]0.047g
 
Eicosadienoic Acid   [Eicosadienoic Acid]0g
 
Eicosatrienoic Acid   [Eicosatrienoic Acid]0g
 
Gamma-Linolenic Acid   [Gamma-Linolenic Acid]~
 
Linoleic Acid   [Octadecadienoic Acid]2.977g
 
Linolenic Acid   [Octadecatrienoic Acid]0.26g
 
Parinaric Acid   [Octadecatetraenoic Acid]0g
 
Timnodonic Acid   [Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)]0g
 
The common name for each fatty acid is shown with the systematic name in square parentheses.

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Caffeine, Alcohol, Phytosterols and Other Nutrients Compared

Amaranth (raw) vs Quinoa, uncooked

Other Nutrients

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
Amount
 
Alcohol0g
 
Water11.29g
 
Ash2.88g
 
Caffeine~
 
Theobromine~
 
Cholesterol0mg
 
Phytosterols~
 
Campesterol~
 
Stigmasterol~
 
Beta-sitosterol~
 
~Data not available for tilde (~) items.

Other Nutrients

Serving Size: 100g or 3.5oz
Amount
 
Alcohol~
 
Water13.28g
 
Ash2.38g
 
Caffeine~
 
Theobromine~
 
Cholesterol0mg
 
Phytosterols~
 
Campesterol~
 
Stigmasterol~
 
Beta-sitosterol~
 
~Data not available for tilde (~) items.
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