United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28
Full Report (All Nutrients):  11003, Amaranth leaves, raw
Food Group: Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Scientific Name:  Amaranthus spp.
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.57   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 2.44   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
Refuse: 6%   Refuse Description:   Tough stems
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup 28g

leaf 14g
Proximates Water g 91.69 1 -- 25.67 12.84
Proximates Energy kcal 23 -- -- 6 3
Proximates Energy kJ 97 -- -- 27 14
Proximates Protein g 2.46 6 0.175 0.69 0.34
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 0.33 6 0.089 0.09 0.05
Proximates Ash g 1.50 6 0.320 0.42 0.21
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 4.02 -- -- 1.13 0.56
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 215 6 59.071 60 30
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 2.32 -- -- 0.65 0.32
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 55 1 -- 15 8
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 50 15 1.236 14 7
Minerals Potassium, K mg 611 1 -- 171 86
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 20 1 -- 6 3
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 0.90 -- -- 0.25 0.13
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.162 -- -- 0.045 0.023
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 0.885 -- -- 0.248 0.124
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 0.9 -- -- 0.3 0.1
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 43.3 5 8.763 12.1 6.1
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.027 5 0.014 0.008 0.004
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.158 5 0.032 0.044 0.022
Vitamins Niacin mg 0.658 5 0.106 0.184 0.092
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 0.064 -- -- 0.018 0.009
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 mg 0.192 -- -- 0.054 0.027
Vitamins Folate, total µg 85 -- -- 24 12
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 85 -- -- 24 12
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 85 -- -- 24 12
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 146 -- -- 41 20
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 2917 5 1200.755 817 408
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 1140.0 -- -- 319.2 159.6
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.091 -- -- 0.025 0.013
Lipids 14:0 g 0.001 6 -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 16:0 g 0.073 6 -- 0.020 0.010
Lipids 18:0 g 0.012 6 -- 0.003 0.002
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.076 -- -- 0.021 0.011
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.076 6 -- 0.021 0.011
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.147 -- -- 0.041 0.021
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.145 6 -- 0.041 0.020
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.002 6 -- 0.001 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Amino Acids Tryptophan g 0.031 14 -- 0.009 0.004
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.099 12 -- 0.028 0.014
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 0.119 12 -- 0.033 0.017
Amino Acids Leucine g 0.195 12 -- 0.055 0.027
Amino Acids Lysine g 0.127 16 -- 0.036 0.018
Amino Acids Methionine g 0.036 16 -- 0.010 0.005
Amino Acids Cystine g 0.029 13 -- 0.008 0.004
Amino Acids Phenylalanine g 0.133 11 -- 0.037 0.019
Amino Acids Tyrosine g 0.080 10 -- 0.022 0.011
Amino Acids Valine g 0.137 12 -- 0.038 0.019
Amino Acids Arginine g 0.121 11 -- 0.034 0.017
Amino Acids Histidine g 0.052 11 -- 0.015 0.007
Amino Acids Alanine g 0.139 6 -- 0.039 0.019
Amino Acids Aspartic acid g 0.229 6 -- 0.064 0.032
Amino Acids Glutamic acid g 0.292 6 -- 0.082 0.041
Amino Acids Glycine g 0.132 6 -- 0.037 0.018
Amino Acids Proline g 0.121 6 -- 0.034 0.017
Amino Acids Serine g 0.111 6 -- 0.031 0.016