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Wheat vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sugars (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.028g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wheat
Wheat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
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.
Wheat Barley
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price 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
Wheat 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
25
Wheat
27
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
67
Wheat
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
Wheat
6
:
2
Barley
Contains more Copper +11%
Contains more Zinc +50.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Iron - 3.6
Equal in Calcium - 33
Equal in Potassium - 452
Equal in Magnesium - 133
Equal in Copper - 0.498
Contains more Copper +11%
Contains more Zinc +50.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.4%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Iron - 3.6
Equal in Calcium - 33
Equal in Potassium - 452
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
Wheat
3
:
5
Barley
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +231.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +231.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +135.5%

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
82%
Wheat
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
71%
Wheat
73%
Barley
Fats
11%
Wheat
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 Wheat Barley Opinion
Calories 339 354 Barley
Protein 13.68 12.48 Wheat
Fats 2.47 2.3 Wheat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 71.13 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.52 3.6 Barley
Calcium 34 33 Wheat
Potassium 431 452 Barley
Magnesium 144 133 Wheat
Sugars 0.8 Barley
Fiber 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.553 0.498 Wheat
Zinc 4.16 2.77 Wheat
Starch
Phosphorus 508 264 Wheat
Sodium 2 12 Wheat
Vitamin A 0 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.419 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.121 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 6.738 4.604 Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.935 0.282 Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.419 0.318 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.454 0.482 Wheat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.344 0.295 Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.978 1.108 Barley
Tryptophan 0.176 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.366 0.424 Barley
Isoleucine 0.533 0.456 Wheat
Leucine 0.934 0.848 Wheat
Lysine 0.303 0.465 Barley
Methionine 0.221 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.681 0.7 Barley
Valine 0.594 0.612 Barley
Histidine 0.322 0.281 Wheat
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
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.