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Flour vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Flour
Flour contains less Sugars (difference - 0.53g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.327g)
Which food is cheaper?
Flour
Flour is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
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.
Flour Barley
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals 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
Flour 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
39
Flour
27
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
22
Flour
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
Flour
2
:
6
Barley
Contains more Iron +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +322.4%
Contains more Magnesium +504.5%
Contains more Copper +245.8%
Contains more Zinc +295.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.4%
Contains more Iron +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +322.4%
Contains more Magnesium +504.5%
Contains more Copper +245.8%
Contains more Zinc +295.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.4%

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
Flour
5
:
4
Barley
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.3%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +622.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.3%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +622.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +633.3%

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
62%
Flour
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
76%
Flour
73%
Barley
Fats
5%
Flour
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 Flour Barley Opinion
Calories 364 354 Flour
Protein 10.33 12.48 Barley
Fats 0.98 2.3 Barley
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 76.31 73.48 Flour
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.64 3.6 Flour
Calcium 15 33 Barley
Potassium 107 452 Barley
Magnesium 22 133 Barley
Sugars 0.27 0.8 Barley
Fiber 2.7 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.144 0.498 Barley
Zinc 0.7 2.77 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 108 264 Barley
Sodium 2 12 Flour
Vitamin A 0 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.06 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.785 0.646 Flour
Vitamin B2 0.494 0.285 Flour
Vitamin B3 5.904 4.604 Flour
Vitamin B5 0.438 0.282 Flour
Vitamin B6 0.044 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 2.2 Barley
Folic acid (B9) 154 0 Flour
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.155 0.482 Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087 0.295 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.413 1.108 Barley
Tryptophan 0.127 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.281 0.424 Barley
Isoleucine 0.357 0.456 Barley
Leucine 0.71 0.848 Barley
Lysine 0.228 0.465 Barley
Methionine 0.183 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.52 0.7 Barley
Valine 0.415 0.612 Barley
Histidine 0.23 0.281 Barley
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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