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Barley vs Rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Rice
Rice contains less Sugars (difference - 0.75g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rice
Rice contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice
Rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.405g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rice
Rice is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Rice
Rice is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Rice
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Rice
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
10
Rice
Mineral Summary Score
52
Barley
9
Rice

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
7
:
1
Rice
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Potassium +1191.4%
Contains more Magnesium +1008.3%
Contains more Copper +621.7%
Contains more Zinc +465.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +514%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Potassium +1191.4%
Contains more Magnesium +1008.3%
Contains more Copper +621.7%
Contains more Zinc +465.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +514%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%

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
7
:
2
Rice
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1325%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +296.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2092.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +211.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +241.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.3%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1325%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +296.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2092.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +211.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +241.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38.3%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%

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
16%
Rice
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
28%
Rice
Fats
11%
Barley
1%
Rice

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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 Rice Opinion
Calories 354 130 Barley
Protein 12.48 2.69 Barley
Fats 2.3 0.28 Barley
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 73.48 28.17 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 1.2 Barley
Calcium 33 10 Barley
Potassium 452 35 Barley
Magnesium 133 12 Barley
Sugars 0.8 0.05 Barley
Fiber 17.3 0.4 Barley
Copper 0.498 0.069 Barley
Zinc 2.77 0.49 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 264 43 Barley
Sodium 12 1 Rice
Vitamin A 22 0 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 0.04 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.163 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.013 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 1.476 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.39 Rice
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.093 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 0 Barley
Folic acid (B9) 0 55 Rice
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.077 Rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.088 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 0.076 Barley
Tryptophan 0.208 0.031 Barley
Threonine 0.424 0.096 Barley
Isoleucine 0.456 0.116 Barley
Leucine 0.848 0.222 Barley
Lysine 0.465 0.097 Barley
Methionine 0.24 0.063 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 0.144 Barley
Valine 0.612 0.164 Barley
Histidine 0.281 0.063 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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