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Falafel vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Falafel
Falafel contains less Sugars (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 282mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.901g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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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.

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.
Falafel Barley
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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
Falafel 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
10
Falafel
27
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
43
Falafel
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 Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +29.4%
Contains more Magnesium +62.2%
Contains more Copper +93%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Equal in Iron - 3.6
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +29.4%
Contains more Magnesium +62.2%
Contains more Copper +93%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Equal in Iron - 3.6

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 Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +342.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +341%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.282
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +342.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +341%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.282

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%
Falafel
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
73%
Barley
Fats
82%
Falafel
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 Falafel Barley Opinion
Calories 333 354 Barley
Protein 13.31 12.48 Falafel
Fats 17.8 2.3 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 3.6 Barley
Calcium 54 33 Falafel
Potassium 585 452 Falafel
Magnesium 82 133 Barley
Sugars 0.8 Barley
Fiber 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.258 0.498 Barley
Zinc 1.5 2.77 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 192 264 Barley
Sodium 294 12 Barley
Vitamin A 13 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 1.044 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.282 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folic acid (B9) 15 0 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.482 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.295 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 1.108 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.492 0.424 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 0.456 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 0.848 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 0.465 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.7 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.612 Barley
Histidine 0.364 0.281 Falafel
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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