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Buckwheat vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sugars (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Buckwheat
Buckwheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.259g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley 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?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.
Buckwheat Barley
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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
Buckwheat Barley
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
22
Buckwheat
27
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
71
Buckwheat
52
Barley

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
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Barley
Contains more Magnesium +73.7%
Contains more Copper +120.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.4%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Iron +63.6%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Zinc +15.4%
Equal in Potassium - 452
Contains more Magnesium +73.7%
Contains more Copper +120.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.4%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Iron +63.6%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Zinc +15.4%
Equal in Potassium - 452

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
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Barley
Contains more Vitamin B2 +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +337.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +539.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +337.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +539.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.4%

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
80%
Buckwheat
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
72%
Buckwheat
73%
Barley
Fats
16%
Buckwheat
11%
Barley

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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 Buckwheat Barley Opinion
Calories 343 354 Barley
Protein 13.25 12.48 Buckwheat
Fats 3.4 2.3 Buckwheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 71.5 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.2 3.6 Barley
Calcium 18 33 Barley
Potassium 460 452 Buckwheat
Magnesium 231 133 Buckwheat
Sugars 0.8 Barley
Fiber 10 17.3 Barley
Copper 1.1 0.498 Buckwheat
Zinc 2.4 2.77 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 347 264 Buckwheat
Sodium 1 12 Buckwheat
Vitamin A 0 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.101 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.425 0.285 Buckwheat
Vitamin B3 7.02 4.604 Buckwheat
Vitamin B5 1.233 0.282 Buckwheat
Vitamin B6 0.21 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.741 0.482 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 1.04 0.295 Buckwheat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.039 1.108 Barley
Tryptophan 0.192 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.506 0.424 Buckwheat
Isoleucine 0.498 0.456 Buckwheat
Leucine 0.832 0.848 Barley
Lysine 0.672 0.465 Buckwheat
Methionine 0.172 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.52 0.7 Barley
Valine 0.678 0.612 Buckwheat
Histidine 0.309 0.281 Buckwheat
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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