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Flax vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Flax
Flax is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Barley
Barley contains less Sugars (difference - 0.75g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.181g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
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.
Flax Barley
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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
Flax 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
44
Flax
27
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
125
Flax
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
Flax
7
:
1
Barley
Contains more Iron +59.2%
Contains more Calcium +672.7%
Contains more Potassium +79.9%
Contains more Magnesium +194.7%
Contains more Copper +145%
Contains more Zinc +56.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +143.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Iron +59.2%
Contains more Calcium +672.7%
Contains more Potassium +79.9%
Contains more Magnesium +194.7%
Contains more Copper +145%
Contains more Zinc +56.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +143.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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
Flax
5
:
4
Barley
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +249.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +249.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.5%

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
110%
Flax
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
29%
Flax
73%
Barley
Fats
195%
Flax
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 Flax Barley Opinion
Calories 534 354 Flax
Protein 18.29 12.48 Flax
Fats 42.16 2.3 Flax
Vitamin C 0.6 0 Flax
Carbs 28.88 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.73 3.6 Flax
Calcium 255 33 Flax
Potassium 813 452 Flax
Magnesium 392 133 Flax
Sugars 1.55 0.8 Flax
Fiber 27.3 17.3 Flax
Copper 1.22 0.498 Flax
Zinc 4.34 2.77 Flax
Starch
Phosphorus 642 264 Flax
Sodium 30 12 Barley
Vitamin A 0 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.31 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 1.644 0.646 Flax
Vitamin B2 0.161 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 3.08 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.985 0.282 Flax
Vitamin B6 0.473 0.318 Flax
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 4.3 2.2 Flax
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.663 0.482 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 7.527 0.295 Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 28.73 1.108 Flax
Tryptophan 0.297 0.208 Flax
Threonine 0.766 0.424 Flax
Isoleucine 0.896 0.456 Flax
Leucine 1.235 0.848 Flax
Lysine 0.862 0.465 Flax
Methionine 0.37 0.24 Flax
Phenylalanine 0.957 0.7 Flax
Valine 1.072 0.612 Flax
Histidine 0.472 0.281 Flax
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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