United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  20002, Amaranth grain, cooked
Food Group: Cereal Grains and Pasta
Scientific Name:  Amaranthus spp.
Carbohydrate Factor: 4.07   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 3.47   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 5.85  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 30 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup 246 g
Proximates Water 1 g 22.55 3 -- 184.89
Proximates Energy kcal 31 -- -- 251
Proximates Energy kJ 129 -- -- 1055
Proximates Protein 1 g 1.14 3 -- 9.35
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1 g 0.47 3 -- 3.89
Proximates Ash 1 g 0.23 3 -- 1.89
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 5.61 -- -- 45.98
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 1 g 0.6 3 -- 5.2
Proximates Starch 1 g 4.87 3 -- 39.93
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1 mg 14 3 -- 116
Minerals Iron, Fe 1 mg 0.63 3 -- 5.17
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1 mg 20 3 -- 160
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1 mg 44 3 -- 364
Minerals Potassium, K 1 mg 40 3 -- 332
Minerals Sodium, Na 1 mg 2 3 -- 15
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1 mg 0.26 3 -- 2.12
Minerals Copper, Cu 1 mg 0.045 3 -- 0.367
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1 mg 0.256 3 -- 2.101
Minerals Selenium, Se 1 µg 1.6 3 -- 13.5
Vitamins Thiamin 1 mg 0.004 3 -- 0.037
Vitamins Riboflavin 1 mg 0.007 3 -- 0.054
Vitamins Niacin 1 mg 0.070 3 -- 0.578
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1 mg 0.034 3 -- 0.278
Vitamins Folate, total 1 µg 7 3 -- 54
Vitamins Folate, food 1 µg 7 3 -- 54
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg 0.06 3 -- 0.47
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta 1 mg 0.11 3 -- 0.93
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg 0.01 3 -- 0.12
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 1 mg 0.07 3 -- 0.59
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha 1 mg 0.00 3 -- 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta 1 mg 0.00 3 -- 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma 1 mg 0.01 3 -- 0.05
Vitamins Tocotrienol, delta 1 mg 0.00 3 -- 0.00

Sources of Data

1Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program, Wave 9o , 2005  Beltsville MD  
Langual Code(s)

  • A0125 GRAIN OR STARCH PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1290 2000 CEREAL GRAINS AND PASTA (USDA SR)
  • B1717 AMARANTH
  • C0133 SEED, SKIN PRESENT, GERM PRESENT
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0014 FULLY HEAT-TREATED
  • G0013 COOKED IN WATER OR WATER-BASED LIQUID
  • H0148 WATER ADDED
  • J0001 PRESERVATION METHOD NOT KNOWN
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION