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Tempeh vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sugars (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 52)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.057g)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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.
Tempeh Barley
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tempeh 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
14
Tempeh
27
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
45
Tempeh
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
Tempeh
4
:
4
Barley
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Copper +12.4%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +64.2%
Contains more Zinc +143%
Equal in Potassium - 452
Equal in Phosphorus - 264
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Copper +12.4%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +64.2%
Contains more Zinc +143%
Equal in Potassium - 452
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
Tempeh
2
:
7
Barley
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +728.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.282
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +728.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.282

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
122%
Tempeh
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
73%
Barley
Fats
50%
Tempeh
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 Tempeh Barley Opinion
Calories 192 354 Barley
Protein 20.29 12.48 Tempeh
Fats 10.8 2.3 Tempeh
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 7.64 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.7 3.6 Barley
Calcium 111 33 Tempeh
Potassium 412 452 Barley
Magnesium 81 133 Barley
Sugars 0.8 Barley
Fiber 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.56 0.498 Tempeh
Zinc 1.14 2.77 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 266 264 Tempeh
Sodium 9 12 Tempeh
Vitamin A 0 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.358 0.285 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.278 0.282 Barley
Vitamin B6 0.215 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0.08 0 Tempeh
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 2.539 0.482 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205 0.295 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 1.108 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.194 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.796 0.424 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88 0.456 Tempeh
Leucine 1.43 0.848 Tempeh
Lysine 0.908 0.465 Tempeh
Methionine 0.175 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.893 0.7 Tempeh
Valine 0.92 0.612 Tempeh
Histidine 0.466 0.281 Tempeh
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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