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Oat vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Oat
Oat contains less Sugars (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oat
Oat contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oat
Oat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Oat
Oat is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oat
Oat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.735g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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.
Oat Barley
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Oat 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
21
Oat
27
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
74
Oat
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
Oat
7
:
1
Barley
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Magnesium +33.1%
Contains more Copper +25.7%
Contains more Zinc +43.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.1%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Potassium - 452
Contains more Iron +31.1%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Magnesium +33.1%
Contains more Copper +25.7%
Contains more Zinc +43.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +98.1%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Potassium - 452

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
Oat
2
:
6
Barley
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +378.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +379.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +167.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +378.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +379.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +167.2%

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
101%
Oat
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
66%
Oat
73%
Barley
Fats
32%
Oat
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 Oat Barley Opinion
Calories 389 354 Oat
Protein 16.89 12.48 Oat
Fats 6.9 2.3 Oat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 66.27 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.72 3.6 Oat
Calcium 54 33 Oat
Potassium 429 452 Barley
Magnesium 177 133 Oat
Sugars 0.8 Barley
Fiber 10.6 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.626 0.498 Oat
Zinc 3.97 2.77 Oat
Starch
Phosphorus 523 264 Oat
Sodium 2 12 Oat
Vitamin A 0 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.763 0.646 Oat
Vitamin B2 0.139 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 0.961 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 1.349 0.282 Oat
Vitamin B6 0.119 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.217 0.482 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 2.178 0.295 Oat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.535 1.108 Oat
Tryptophan 0.234 0.208 Oat
Threonine 0.575 0.424 Oat
Isoleucine 0.694 0.456 Oat
Leucine 1.284 0.848 Oat
Lysine 0.701 0.465 Oat
Methionine 0.312 0.24 Oat
Phenylalanine 0.895 0.7 Oat
Valine 0.937 0.612 Oat
Histidine 0.405 0.281 Oat
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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