Food profile: Amaranth grain, uncooked

Full name: Amaranth grain, uncooked

Amaranthus is a pseudocereal, but a real good source of proteins. It is supposed to have been very important for the Aztecs.

Category: Cereal Grains and Pasta

Efficiency: 0.73.

Amino Acid Score: > 100 (104).

Amino acid quantities (g per 100 g)

In relative terms, this food in particularly poor in methionine and rich in tryptophan.

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General nutritional values

Macronutrient quantities (g) per 100 g

Energy: 371 kcal for 100 g.

14.6 percents of proteins in total calories.

Table of nutritional values

Ratio of essential amino acids to total protein (mg/g)

Amino acid In food Required
(g/kg protein) (g/kg protein)
methionine 16.7 16
leucine 64.8 59
lysine 55.1 45
valine 50.1 39
methionine + cysteine 30.8 22
isoleucine 42.9 30
threonine 41.2 23
histidine 28.7 15
phenylalanine + tyrosine 64.2 30
tryptophan 13.3 6

Food pairs including this food

PairBest efficiencyAmino profile similarity
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Asparagus, cooked 0.730.90
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Cheese, ricotta 0.740.23
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Cocoa, dry powder 0.730.77
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Carrots, raw 0.730.69
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Beans, adzuki 0.730.49
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Buckwheat 0.730.92
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Bread, pita 0.730.62
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Beans, black 0.730.81
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Avocados, raw 0.790.84
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Bulgur, dry 0.730.64
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Beans, pinto 0.730.66
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram) 0.730.75
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Cheese, camembert 0.810.43
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Bananas, raw 0.730.51
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Cabbage, red 0.730.94
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Cheese, parmesan 0.810.44
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Bread, pumpernickel 0.760.62
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Bread, rye 0.750.61
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Broccoli, cooked 0.740.86
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Baking chocolate, unsweetened 0.730.77
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Apples, dried 0.730.57
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Celery, raw 0.730.86
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Cauliflower, cooked 0.730.92
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi) 0.730.54
Amaranth grain, uncooked-Buckwheat flour, whole-groat 0.730.92

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