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Cereal vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.222g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Barley
Barley contains less Sugars (difference - 9.55g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 783mg)
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.
Cereal Barley
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
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
Cereal 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
304
Cereal
27
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cereal
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
Cereal
2
:
6
Barley
Contains more Iron +846.1%
Contains more Zinc +174.4%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Potassium +330.5%
Contains more Magnesium +600%
Contains more Copper +263.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +242.9%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Contains more Iron +846.1%
Contains more Zinc +174.4%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Potassium +330.5%
Contains more Magnesium +600%
Contains more Copper +263.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +242.9%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%

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
Cereal
6
:
6
Barley
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +12590.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +873.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1257.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +543.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1782.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +612.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +12590.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +873.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1257.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +543.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1782.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +612.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.8%
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
36%
Cereal
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
73%
Barley
Fats
5%
Cereal
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 Cereal Barley Opinion
Calories 378 354 Cereal
Protein 6.06 12.48 Barley
Fats 1.08 2.3 Barley
Vitamin C 38.5 0 Cereal
Carbs 86.85 73.48 Cereal
Cholesterol 0 Cereal
Vitamin D 0 Barley
Iron 34.06 3.6 Cereal
Calcium 10 33 Barley
Potassium 105 452 Barley
Magnesium 19 133 Barley
Sugars 10.35 0.8 Cereal
Fiber 1.4 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.137 0.498 Barley
Zinc 7.6 2.77 Cereal
Starch
Phosphorus 77 264 Barley
Sodium 795 12 Barley
Vitamin A 2792 22 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 Barley
Vitamin B1 6.288 0.646 Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87 0.285 Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62 4.604 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226 0.282 Barley
Vitamin B6 5.986 0.318 Cereal
Vitamin B12 0 Barley
Vitamin K 0 2.2 Barley
Folic acid (B9) 0 Barley
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.26 0.482 Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204 0.295 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354 1.108 Barley
Tryptophan 0.066 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.241 0.424 Barley
Isoleucine 0.26 0.456 Barley
Leucine 0.767 0.848 Barley
Lysine 0.113 0.465 Barley
Methionine 0.13 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.365 0.7 Barley
Valine 0.344 0.612 Barley
Histidine 0.162 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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