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Barley vs Bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bean
Bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.134g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bean
Bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Barley
Barley contains less Sugars (difference - 5.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($1.5)
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 Bean
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Bean
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
32
Bean
Mineral Summary Score
52
Barley
88
Bean

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
2
:
6
Bean
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Iron +87.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.1%
Contains more Copper +89%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Equal in Zinc - 2.68
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Iron +87.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.1%
Contains more Copper +89%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Equal in Zinc - 2.68

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
:
5
Bean
Contains more Vitamin E +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +577.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.621
Contains more Vitamin E +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +577.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.621

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
143%
Bean
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
63%
Bean
Fats
11%
Barley
5%
Bean

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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 Bean Opinion
Calories 354 347 Barley
Protein 12.48 23.86 Bean
Fats 2.3 1.15 Barley
Vitamin C 0 4.8 Bean
Carbs 73.48 62.62 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 6.74 Bean
Calcium 33 132 Bean
Potassium 452 1246 Bean
Magnesium 133 189 Bean
Sugars 0.8 6.6 Bean
Fiber 17.3 16.3 Barley
Copper 0.498 0.941 Bean
Zinc 2.77 2.68 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 264 367 Bean
Sodium 12 15 Barley
Vitamin A 22 114 Bean
Vitamin E 0.57 0.51 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.621 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.233 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 2.251 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 1.91 Bean
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.382 Bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 9 Bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.348 Bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.161 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 0.384 Barley
Tryptophan 0.208 0.26 Bean
Threonine 0.424 0.782 Bean
Isoleucine 0.456 1.008 Bean
Leucine 0.848 1.847 Bean
Lysine 0.465 1.664 Bean
Methionine 0.24 0.286 Bean
Phenylalanine 0.7 1.443 Bean
Valine 0.612 1.237 Bean
Histidine 0.281 0.695 Bean
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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