Amaranth: Calories and Nutrition Analyse

Amaranth: calories, protein, carbs and fat exact data

Also known as (other names): amaranth seeds

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How many calories in amaranth?

Amaranth - caloies, wieghtScroll down to read more about calories in Amaranth

100g of amaranth seeds have about 409 calories (kcal).
Calories per: ounce | tablespoon | teaspoon | glass | cup | small glass

Case in point, tablespoon of amaranth (14 g) has about 57 calories.

It is about 2% of daily calories intake for adult person with medium weight and medium activity (for calculation we assumed 2400 kcal daily intake).

To visualize how much it actualy is, take in mind that calories amount from tablespoon of amaranth is similar to calories amount from ie.:

  • 1 apple
  • 0.5 glass of Coca Cola (220 ml glass)
  • 0.5 slice of cheese
  • 0.5 slice of bread
  • 3 cubes of sugar

For burning such amount of calories you would have to bike at least 8 minutes, swim for about 7 minutes or run for 6 minutes.

Amaranth: calories and nutrition per 100g


Calories and nutrition per ounce (oz)


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How many calories in tablespoon, teaspoon, glass, cup or small glass of amaranth seeds?

As I wrote before 100g have 409 calories. It is also easy to count how many calories will be in ie. tablespoon, teaspoon, glass, cup or small glass of amaranth.

  • Tablespoon of amaranth (14g)57 kcal
  • Teaspoon of amaranth (7g)29 kcal
  • Glass full of amaranth (200g)818 kcal
  • Cup (100ml) of amaranth (92g)376 kcal
  • Small glass (40ml) of amaranth (37g)151 kcal
  • Ounce (oz) of amaranth seeds116 kcal
  • 10g of amaranth seeds41 kcal
  • 20g of amaranth seeds82 kcal
  • 50g of amaranth seeds205 kcal
  • 100g of amaranth seeds409 kcal

Protein in amaranth

Amaranth seeds have 17 g protein per 100g.
When you multiplay this value with weight of tablespoon of amaranth (14 g) you can see that you will get about 2.4 g of protein.

Carbs in amaranth seeds

Amaranth seeds have 67 g carbohydrates per 100g.
In the same way as for protein we can calculate that tablespoon of amaranth (14 g) has about 9.4 g of carbs.

Fat in amaranth seeds

Amaranth seeds have 8 g fat per 100g.
So it is easy to count that tablespoon of amaranth (14 g) has about 1.1 g of fat.

tablespoon of amaranth (14 g) has:

57kcalFor burning these calories you have to:
Bike8 min.Bike
Horse ride10 min.Horse ride
Play tennis6 min.Tennis
Run6 min.Run
Swim7 min.Swim
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amaranth - vitamins per 100g

  • Vitaminium B60.6 mg

Energy content of amaranth

  • 66% CARBS
  • 17% PROTEIN
  • 18% FAT

amaranth - minerals per 100g

  • Potassium508 mg
  • Phosphorus557 mg
  • Magnessium248 mg
  • Calcium159 mg
  • Sodium0.01 mg
  • Iron7.6 mg
  • Zink2.9 mg

Does amaranth cause weight gain? How it affects your diet?

This is a product with really low energy amount (low calorific). If you are on diet and you are looking for low-calorific seeds, amaranth seems to be a pretty good choice. Just remember we compare it with other products from seeds

This is not many but you can easily find less calorific products. Less calories we can find in such seeds as chickpeas or quinoa seeds.

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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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