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Barley vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.262g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Barley
Barley contains less Sugars (difference - 0.81g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Cornmeal
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Cornmeal
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
36
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
52
Barley
21
Cornmeal

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
6
:
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Potassium +218.3%
Contains more Magnesium +315.6%
Contains more Copper +555.3%
Contains more Zinc +319.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +166.7%
Contains more Iron +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -41.7%
Contains more Calcium +1000%
Contains more Potassium +218.3%
Contains more Magnesium +315.6%
Contains more Copper +555.3%
Contains more Zinc +319.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +166.7%
Contains more Iron +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -41.7%

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin E +375%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +872.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.968
Contains more Vitamin E +375%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +872.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.968

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
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
11%
Barley
8%
Cornmeal

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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 Cornmeal Opinion
Calories 354 370 Cornmeal
Protein 12.48 7.11 Barley
Fats 2.3 1.75 Barley
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 73.48 79.45 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 4.36 Cornmeal
Calcium 33 3 Barley
Potassium 452 142 Barley
Magnesium 133 32 Barley
Sugars 0.8 1.61 Cornmeal
Fiber 17.3 3.9 Barley
Copper 0.498 0.076 Barley
Zinc 2.77 0.66 Barley
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 264 99 Barley
Sodium 12 7 Cornmeal
Vitamin A 22 214 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.57 0.12 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.551 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.382 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.604 4.968 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.24 Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.182 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 0 Barley
Folic acid (B9) 0 180 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.22 Cornmeal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.39 Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 0.828 Barley
Tryptophan 0.208 0.038 Barley
Threonine 0.424 0.172 Barley
Isoleucine 0.456 0.242 Barley
Leucine 0.848 1.006 Cornmeal
Lysine 0.465 0.105 Barley
Methionine 0.24 0.162 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 0.366 Barley
Valine 0.612 0.337 Barley
Histidine 0.281 0.172 Barley
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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