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Chickpea vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chickpea
Chickpea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Barley
Barley contains less Sugars (difference - 9.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.121g)
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.
Chickpea Barley
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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
Chickpea 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
29
Chickpea
27
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
55
Chickpea
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 Iron +19.7%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Potassium +58.8%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Magnesium +68.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77
Equal in Phosphorus - 264
Contains more Iron +19.7%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Potassium +58.8%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Magnesium +68.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77
Equal in Phosphorus - 264

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +204.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +463.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +198.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +204.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +463.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +198.8%

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
123%
Chickpea
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
63%
Chickpea
73%
Barley
Fats
28%
Chickpea
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 Chickpea Barley Opinion
Calories 378 354 Chickpea
Protein 20.47 12.48 Chickpea
Fats 6.04 2.3 Chickpea
Vitamin C 4 0 Chickpea
Carbs 62.95 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.31 3.6 Chickpea
Calcium 57 33 Chickpea
Potassium 718 452 Chickpea
Magnesium 79 133 Barley
Sugars 10.7 0.8 Chickpea
Fiber 12.2 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.656 0.498 Chickpea
Zinc 2.76 2.77 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 252 264 Barley
Sodium 24 12 Barley
Vitamin A 67 22 Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.82 0.57 Chickpea
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.477 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.212 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 1.541 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 1.588 0.282 Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.535 0.318 Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 2.2 Chickpea
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.603 0.482 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 1.377 0.295 Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 2.731 1.108 Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.2 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.766 0.424 Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.882 0.456 Chickpea
Leucine 1.465 0.848 Chickpea
Lysine 1.377 0.465 Chickpea
Methionine 0.27 0.24 Chickpea
Phenylalanine 1.103 0.7 Chickpea
Valine 0.865 0.612 Chickpea
Histidine 0.566 0.281 Chickpea
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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