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Barley vs Millet - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Millet
Millet contains less Sugars (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Millet
Millet contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.241g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
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 Millet
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Millet
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
24
Millet
Mineral Summary Score
52
Barley
48
Millet

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
5
:
3
Millet
Contains more Iron +19.6%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Potassium +131.8%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +64.9%
Contains more Copper +50.6%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Contains more Iron +19.6%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Potassium +131.8%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +64.9%
Contains more Copper +50.6%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285

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
4
:
4
Millet
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1040%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +200.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.29
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.72
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1040%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +200.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.29
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.72

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
66%
Millet
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
73%
Millet
Fats
11%
Barley
19%
Millet

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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 Millet Opinion
Calories 354 378 Millet
Protein 12.48 11.02 Barley
Fats 2.3 4.22 Millet
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 73.48 72.85 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 3.01 Barley
Calcium 33 8 Barley
Potassium 452 195 Barley
Magnesium 133 114 Barley
Sugars 0.8 Barley
Fiber 17.3 8.5 Barley
Copper 0.498 0.75 Millet
Zinc 2.77 1.68 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 264 285 Millet
Sodium 12 5 Millet
Vitamin A 22 0 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 0.05 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.421 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.29 Millet
Vitamin B3 4.604 4.72 Millet
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.848 Millet
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.384 Millet
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 0.9 Barley
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.723 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.773 Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 2.134 Millet
Tryptophan 0.208 0.119 Barley
Threonine 0.424 0.353 Barley
Isoleucine 0.456 0.465 Millet
Leucine 0.848 1.4 Millet
Lysine 0.465 0.212 Barley
Methionine 0.24 0.221 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 0.58 Barley
Valine 0.612 0.578 Barley
Histidine 0.281 0.236 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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