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Barley vs Chickpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Barley
Barley contains less Sugars (difference - 9.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.121g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Barley Chickpea
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Chickpea
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
27
Barley
29
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
52
Barley
55
Chickpea

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Barley
4
:
Contains more Magnesium +68.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +19.7%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Potassium +58.8%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Equal in Phosphorus - 252
Contains more Magnesium +68.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +19.7%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Potassium +58.8%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Equal in Phosphorus - 252

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Barley
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +198.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +204.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +463.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +198.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +204.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +463.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
75%
Barley
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
63%
Chickpea
Fats
11%
Barley
28%
Chickpea

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Barley Chickpea Opinion
Calories 354 378 Chickpea
Protein 12.48 20.47 Chickpea
Fats 2.3 6.04 Chickpea
Vitamin C 0 4 Chickpea
Carbs 73.48 62.95 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 4.31 Chickpea
Calcium 33 57 Chickpea
Potassium 452 718 Chickpea
Magnesium 133 79 Barley
Sugars 0.8 10.7 Chickpea
Fiber 17.3 12.2 Barley
Copper 0.498 0.656 Chickpea
Zinc 2.77 2.76 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 264 252 Barley
Sodium 12 24 Barley
Vitamin A 22 67 Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.57 0.82 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.477 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.212 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 1.541 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 1.588 Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.535 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 9 Chickpea
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.603 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 1.377 Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 2.731 Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.208 0.2 Barley
Threonine 0.424 0.766 Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.456 0.882 Chickpea
Leucine 0.848 1.465 Chickpea
Lysine 0.465 1.377 Chickpea
Methionine 0.24 0.27 Chickpea
Phenylalanine 0.7 1.103 Chickpea
Valine 0.612 0.865 Chickpea
Histidine 0.281 0.566 Chickpea
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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