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Barley vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten contains less Sugars (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.21g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Wheat gluten
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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
52
Barley
35
Wheat gluten

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
6
:
Contains more Potassium +352%
Contains more Magnesium +432%
Contains more Copper +173.6%
Contains more Zinc +225.9%
Contains less Sodium -58.6%
Contains more Iron +44.4%
Contains more Calcium +330.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 260
Contains more Potassium +352%
Contains more Magnesium +432%
Contains more Copper +173.6%
Contains more Zinc +225.9%
Contains less Sodium -58.6%
Contains more Iron +44.4%
Contains more Calcium +330.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 260

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
8
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
11%
Barley
9%
Wheat gluten

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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 gluten Opinion
Calories 354 370 Wheat gluten
Protein 12.48 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 2.3 1.85 Barley
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 73.48 13.79 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 5.2 Wheat gluten
Calcium 33 142 Wheat gluten
Potassium 452 100 Barley
Magnesium 133 25 Barley
Sugars 0.8 0 Barley
Fiber 17.3 0.6 Barley
Copper 0.498 0.182 Barley
Zinc 2.77 0.85 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 264 260 Barley
Sodium 12 29 Barley
Vitamin A 22 0 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 0 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 0 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 0 Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318 0 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 0 Barley
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.272 Wheat gluten
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.156 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 0.81 Barley
Tryptophan 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.424 Barley
Isoleucine 0.456 Barley
Leucine 0.848 Barley
Lysine 0.465 Barley
Methionine 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 Barley
Valine 0.612 Barley
Histidine 0.281 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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