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Millet vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Millet
Millet contains less Sugars (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Millet
Millet contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.241g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.
Millet Barley
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Millet 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
24
Millet
27
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
48
Millet
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
Millet
3
:
5
Barley
Contains more Copper +50.6%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Iron +19.6%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Potassium +131.8%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +64.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 264
Contains more Copper +50.6%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Iron +19.6%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Potassium +131.8%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +64.9%
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
Millet
4
:
4
Barley
Contains more Vitamin B5 +200.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1040%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +144.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.285
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.604
Contains more Vitamin B5 +200.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1040%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +144.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.285
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.604

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
66%
Millet
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
73%
Millet
73%
Barley
Fats
19%
Millet
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 Millet Barley Opinion
Calories 378 354 Millet
Protein 11.02 12.48 Barley
Fats 4.22 2.3 Millet
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 72.85 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.01 3.6 Barley
Calcium 8 33 Barley
Potassium 195 452 Barley
Magnesium 114 133 Barley
Sugars 0.8 Barley
Fiber 8.5 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.75 0.498 Millet
Zinc 1.68 2.77 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 285 264 Millet
Sodium 5 12 Millet
Vitamin A 0 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.05 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.421 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.285 Millet
Vitamin B3 4.72 4.604 Millet
Vitamin B5 0.848 0.282 Millet
Vitamin B6 0.384 0.318 Millet
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.9 2.2 Barley
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.723 0.482 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.773 0.295 Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 2.134 1.108 Millet
Tryptophan 0.119 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.353 0.424 Barley
Isoleucine 0.465 0.456 Millet
Leucine 1.4 0.848 Millet
Lysine 0.212 0.465 Barley
Methionine 0.221 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.58 0.7 Barley
Valine 0.578 0.612 Barley
Histidine 0.236 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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