Amaranth Leaves

Amaranth Leaves, Raw has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and low-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Folate.

The food contains 4.02g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low in complex carbs and low in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. With 2.46 gms of protein, it is low in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its low fat content, it could be suitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is low in saturated fats and low in trans fats. It's low MUFA and low PUFA. The omega-3 content is low.

It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a low density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. Besides other nutrients, it is average in Magnesium, which is an essential micronutrient needed to keep muscle and nerve functioning normal and heart beat rhythmic. It also helps to support a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong.

It belongs to American cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Side Dish.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Amaranth Leaves, Raw has been given a composite ranking of 98, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein34%
 Calories from Fat10%
 Calories from Carbs56%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • Very high in Vitamin K
  • No Cholesterol
  • Very low in Saturated Fat
  • High in Calcium

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietHIGH
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A2916.7 IU58.3%Top 10%Very High
Retinol0 mcg
Retinol Activity Equivalent146 mcg
Vitamin C43.3 mg72.2%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin K1140.2 mcg1425.2%Top 10%Very High
Thiamin0.03 mg1.8%Bottom 30%Low
Riboflavin0.16 mg9.3%Mid 40%Average
Niacin0.66 mg3.3%Bottom 30%Low
Vitamin B60.19 mg9.6%Mid 40%Average
Folate85 mcg21.3%Top 10%Very High
Food Folate85 mcg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalents85 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0.06 mg0.64%Mid 40%Average

Mineral Analysis

Calcium215 mg21.5%Top 10%Very High
Iron2.3 mg12.9%Top 30%High
Magnesium55 mg13.8%Top 30%High
Phosphorus50 mg5%Bottom 30%Low
Potassium611 mg17.5%Top 10%Very High
Sodium20 mg0.8%Bottom 30%Low
Zinc0.9 mg6%Mid 40%Average
Copper0.16 mg8.1%Top 30%High
Manganese0.88 mg44.2%Top 30%High
Selenium0.9 mcg1.3%Mid 40%Average

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate4 g1.3%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber0 g
Sugars0 g
Sucrose0 mg
Glucose0 mg
Fructose0 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein2.5 g4.9%Bottom 30%Low
Tryptophan31 mg
Threonine99 mg
Isoleucine119 mg
Leucine195 mg
Lysine127 mg
Methionine36 mg
Cystine29 mg
Phenylalanine133 mg
Tyrosine80 mg
Valine137 mg
Arginine121 mg
Histidine52 mg
Alanine139 mg
Aspartic Acid229 mg
Glutamic Acid292 mg
Glycine132 mg
Proline121 mg
Serine111 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.33 g0.51%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0.09 g0.45%Bottom 30%Low
Monounsaturated Fat0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.1 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g
Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids2 mg
Total Omega 6 Fatty Acids145 mg

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0 g
Water91.7 g
Ash1.5 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 23 Calories from Fat 3

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.33 g 0.51%

Saturated Fat 0.09 g 0.45%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 20 mg 0.8%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g 1.3%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 0 g

Protein 2.5 g 4.9%

Vitamin A 58.3% Vitamin C 72.2%

Calcium 21.5% Iron 12.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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