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Barley vs Teff - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Teff
Teff is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 67)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Barley
Barley contains less Sugars (difference - 1.04g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (12 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 Teff
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Teff
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
Teff
Mineral Summary Score
52
Barley
85
Teff

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
1
:
6
Teff
Contains more Iron +111.9%
Contains more Calcium +445.5%
Contains more Magnesium +38.3%
Contains more Copper +62.7%
Contains more Zinc +31%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Equal in Potassium - 427
Equal in Sodium - 12
Contains more Iron +111.9%
Contains more Calcium +445.5%
Contains more Magnesium +38.3%
Contains more Copper +62.7%
Contains more Zinc +31%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Equal in Potassium - 427
Equal in Sodium - 12

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
10
:
2
Teff
Contains more Vitamin A +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +612.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +234%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27
Contains more Vitamin A +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +612.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +234%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27

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
80%
Teff
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
73%
Teff
Fats
11%
Barley
11%
Teff

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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 Teff Opinion
Calories 354 367 Teff
Protein 12.48 13.3 Teff
Fats 2.3 2.38 Teff
Vitamin C 0 Barley
Carbs 73.48 73.13 Barley
Cholesterol 0 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Barley
Iron 3.6 7.63 Teff
Calcium 33 180 Teff
Potassium 452 427 Barley
Magnesium 133 184 Teff
Sugars 0.8 1.84 Teff
Fiber 17.3 8 Barley
Copper 0.498 0.81 Teff
Zinc 2.77 3.63 Teff
Starch 36.56 Teff
Phosphorus 264 429 Teff
Sodium 12 12
Vitamin A 22 9 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 0.08 Barley
Vitamin D 0 Barley
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.39 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.27 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 3.363 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.942 Teff
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.482 Teff
Vitamin B12 0 Barley
Vitamin K 2.2 1.9 Barley
Folic acid (B9) 0 Barley
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.449 Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.589 Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 1.071 Barley
Tryptophan 0.208 0.139 Barley
Threonine 0.424 0.51 Teff
Isoleucine 0.456 0.501 Teff
Leucine 0.848 1.068 Teff
Lysine 0.465 0.376 Barley
Methionine 0.24 0.428 Teff
Phenylalanine 0.7 0.698 Barley
Valine 0.612 0.686 Teff
Histidine 0.281 0.301 Teff
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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