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Spelt vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Spelt
Spelt contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.076g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spelt
Spelt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Spelt
Spelt is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Barley
Barley contains less Sugars (difference - 6.02g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.
Spelt Barley
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Spelt 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
Spelt
27
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
60
Spelt
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
Spelt
6
:
2
Barley
Contains more Iron +23.3%
Contains more Zinc +18.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.9%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +16.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 133
Equal in Copper - 0.498
Contains more Iron +23.3%
Contains more Zinc +18.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.9%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Potassium +16.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 133
Equal in Copper - 0.498

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
Spelt
4
:
5
Barley
Contains more Vitamin E +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +278.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +278.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.3%

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
87%
Spelt
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
70%
Spelt
73%
Barley
Fats
11%
Spelt
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 Spelt Barley Opinion
Calories 338 354 Barley
Protein 14.57 12.48 Spelt
Fats 2.43 2.3 Spelt
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 70.19 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Barley
Iron 4.44 3.6 Spelt
Calcium 27 33 Barley
Potassium 388 452 Barley
Magnesium 136 133 Spelt
Sugars 6.82 0.8 Spelt
Fiber 10.7 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.511 0.498 Spelt
Zinc 3.28 2.77 Spelt
Starch 53.92 Spelt
Phosphorus 401 264 Spelt
Sodium 8 12 Spelt
Vitamin A 10 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.79 0.57 Spelt
Vitamin D 0 Barley
Vitamin B1 0.364 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.113 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 6.843 4.604 Spelt
Vitamin B5 1.068 0.282 Spelt
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 3.6 2.2 Spelt
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.406 0.482 Spelt
Monounsaturated Fat 0.445 0.295 Spelt
Polyunsaturated fat 1.258 1.108 Spelt
Tryptophan 0.132 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.443 0.424 Spelt
Isoleucine 0.552 0.456 Spelt
Leucine 1.07 0.848 Spelt
Lysine 0.409 0.465 Barley
Methionine 0.258 0.24 Spelt
Phenylalanine 0.737 0.7 Spelt
Valine 0.681 0.612 Spelt
Histidine 0.36 0.281 Spelt
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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