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Bean vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bean
Bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.134g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bean
Bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 30)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Barley
Barley contains less Sugars (difference - 5.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($1.5)
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.
Bean Barley
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bean 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
32
Bean
27
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
88
Bean
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
Bean
6
:
2
Barley
Contains more Iron +87.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.1%
Contains more Copper +89%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77
Contains more Iron +87.2%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +175.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.1%
Contains more Copper +89%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77

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
Bean
5
:
4
Barley
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +577.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.646
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +577.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.646

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
143%
Bean
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
63%
Bean
73%
Barley
Fats
5%
Bean
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 Bean Barley Opinion
Calories 347 354 Barley
Protein 23.86 12.48 Bean
Fats 1.15 2.3 Barley
Vitamin C 4.8 0 Bean
Carbs 62.62 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 3.6 Bean
Calcium 132 33 Bean
Potassium 1246 452 Bean
Magnesium 189 133 Bean
Sugars 6.6 0.8 Bean
Fiber 16.3 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.941 0.498 Bean
Zinc 2.68 2.77 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 367 264 Bean
Sodium 15 12 Barley
Vitamin A 114 22 Bean
Vitamin E 0.51 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 2.251 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.282 Bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.318 Bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 2.2 Bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.482 Bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.295 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 1.108 Barley
Tryptophan 0.26 0.208 Bean
Threonine 0.782 0.424 Bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.456 Bean
Leucine 1.847 0.848 Bean
Lysine 1.664 0.465 Bean
Methionine 0.286 0.24 Bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.7 Bean
Valine 1.237 0.612 Bean
Histidine 0.695 0.281 Bean
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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