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 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup 246 g
Proximates Water 1 g 75.16 3 -- 184.89
Proximates Energy kcal 102 -- -- 251
Proximates Energy kJ 429 -- -- 1055
Proximates Protein 1 g 3.80 3 -- 9.35
Proximates Total lipid (fat) 1 g 1.58 3 -- 3.89
Proximates Ash 1 g 0.77 3 -- 1.89
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 18.69 -- -- 45.98
Proximates Fiber, total dietary 1 g 2.1 3 -- 5.2
Proximates Starch 1 g 16.23 3 -- 39.93
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1 mg 47 3 -- 116
Minerals Iron, Fe 1 mg 2.10 3 -- 5.17
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1 mg 65 3 -- 160
Minerals Phosphorus, P 1 mg 148 3 -- 364
Minerals Potassium, K 1 mg 135 3 -- 332
Minerals Sodium, Na 1 mg 6 3 -- 15
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1 mg 0.86 3 -- 2.12
Minerals Copper, Cu 1 mg 0.149 3 -- 0.367
Minerals Manganese, Mn 1 mg 0.854 3 -- 2.101
Minerals Selenium, Se 1 µg 5.5 3 -- 13.5
Vitamins Thiamin 1 mg 0.015 3 -- 0.037
Vitamins Riboflavin 1 mg 0.022 3 -- 0.054
Vitamins Niacin 1 mg 0.235 3 -- 0.578
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 1 mg 0.113 3 -- 0.278
Vitamins Folate, total 1 µg 22 3 -- 54
Vitamins Folate, food 1 µg 22 3 -- 54
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg 0.19 3 -- 0.47
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta 1 mg 0.38 3 -- 0.93
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg 0.05 3 -- 0.12
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta 1 mg 0.24 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 0.02 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