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Barley vs Wheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sugars (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Wheat
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Wheat
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
25
Wheat
Mineral Summary Score
52
Barley
67
Wheat

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
Wheat
Contains more Copper +11%
Contains more Zinc +50.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Iron - 3.52
Equal in Calcium - 34
Equal in Potassium - 431
Equal in Magnesium - 144
Contains more Copper +11%
Contains more Zinc +50.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Iron - 3.52
Equal in Calcium - 34
Equal in Potassium - 431
Equal in Magnesium - 144

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
:
3
Wheat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +231.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +231.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.8%

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
82%
Wheat
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
71%
Wheat
Fats
11%
Barley
11%
Wheat

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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 Wheat Opinion
Calories 354 339 Barley
Protein 12.48 13.68 Wheat
Fats 2.3 2.47 Wheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 73.48 71.13 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 3.52 Barley
Calcium 33 34 Wheat
Potassium 452 431 Barley
Magnesium 133 144 Wheat
Sugars 0.8 Barley
Fiber 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.498 0.553 Wheat
Zinc 2.77 4.16 Wheat
Starch
Phosphorus 264 508 Wheat
Sodium 12 2 Wheat
Vitamin A 22 0 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.419 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.121 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 6.738 Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.935 Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.419 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.454 Wheat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.344 Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 0.978 Barley
Tryptophan 0.208 0.176 Barley
Threonine 0.424 0.366 Barley
Isoleucine 0.456 0.533 Wheat
Leucine 0.848 0.934 Wheat
Lysine 0.465 0.303 Barley
Methionine 0.24 0.221 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 0.681 Barley
Valine 0.612 0.594 Barley
Histidine 0.281 0.322 Wheat
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
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.