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Barley flour vs. Millet flour — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Barley flour and Millet flour?

  • Barley flour is higher in Fiber, and Selenium, yet Millet flour is higher in Vitamin B5, Copper, Iron, Folate, Zinc, Magnesium, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Barley flour's daily need coverage for Fiber is 26% more.

We used Barley flour or meal and Millet flour types in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Potassium +37.9%
Contains more Selenium +15.3%
Contains more Iron +47%
Contains more Magnesium +24%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Contains more Copper +56%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Equal in Sodium - 4
Equal in Manganese - 1.002
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 101% 69% 127% 28% 1% 55% 115% 135% 206%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 148% 85% 123% 20% 1% 72% 179% 131% 179%
Contains more Calcium +128.6%
Contains more Potassium +37.9%
Contains more Selenium +15.3%
Contains more Iron +47%
Contains more Magnesium +24%
Contains more Zinc +31.5%
Contains more Copper +56%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Equal in Sodium - 4
Equal in Manganese - 1.002

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin E +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +175%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +773.8%
Contains more Folate +425%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 6.02
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.372
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 12% 0% 0% 93% 27% 118% 9% 92% 6% 0% 21% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 104% 17% 113% 77% 86% 32% 0% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin E +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +175%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +773.8%
Contains more Folate +425%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 6.02
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.372

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +39.7%
Contains more Fats +165.6%
Equal in Protein - 10.75
Equal in Carbs - 75.12
Equal in Other - 1.21
11% 75% 12%
Protein: 10.5 g
Fats: 1.6 g
Carbs: 74.52 g
Water: 12.11 g
Other: 1.27 g
11% 4% 75% 9%
Protein: 10.75 g
Fats: 4.25 g
Carbs: 75.12 g
Water: 8.67 g
Other: 1.21 g
Contains more Water +39.7%
Contains more Fats +165.6%
Equal in Protein - 10.75
Equal in Carbs - 75.12
Equal in Other - 1.21

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -37.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +350.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +239.6%
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.335 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.205 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.771 g
13% 23% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.536 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.924 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.618 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -37.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +350.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +239.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Barley flour Millet flour
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley flour Millet flour Opinion
Net carbs 64.42g 71.62g Millet flour
Protein 10.5g 10.75g Millet flour
Fats 1.6g 4.25g Millet flour
Carbs 74.52g 75.12g Millet flour
Calories 345kcal 382kcal Millet flour
Starch 69.88g Millet flour
Sugar 0.8g 1.66g Barley flour
Fiber 10.1g 3.5g Barley flour
Calcium 32mg 14mg Barley flour
Iron 2.68mg 3.94mg Millet flour
Magnesium 96mg 119mg Millet flour
Phosphorus 296mg 285mg Barley flour
Potassium 309mg 224mg Barley flour
Sodium 4mg 4mg
Zinc 2mg 2.63mg Millet flour
Copper 0.343mg 0.535mg Millet flour
Manganese 1.034mg 1.002mg Barley flour
Selenium 37.7µg 32.7µg Barley flour
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.11mg Barley flour
Vitamin B1 0.37mg 0.413mg Millet flour
Vitamin B2 0.114mg 0.073mg Barley flour
Vitamin B3 6.269mg 6.02mg Barley flour
Vitamin B5 0.145mg 1.267mg Millet flour
Vitamin B6 0.396mg 0.372mg Barley flour
Folate 8µg 42µg Millet flour
Choline 37.8mg Barley flour
Vitamin K 2.2µg 0.8µg Barley flour
Tryptophan 0.175mg 0.17mg Barley flour
Threonine 0.356mg 0.354mg Barley flour
Isoleucine 0.383mg 0.473mg Millet flour
Leucine 0.713mg 1.537mg Millet flour
Lysine 0.391mg 0.144mg Barley flour
Methionine 0.202mg 0.319mg Millet flour
Phenylalanine 0.589mg 0.675mg Millet flour
Valine 0.515mg 0.584mg Millet flour
Histidine 0.236mg 0.257mg Millet flour
Trans Fat 0.002g Barley flour
Saturated Fat 0.335g 0.536g Barley flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.205g 0.924g Millet flour
Polyunsaturated fat 0.771g 2.618g Millet flour
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Millet flour
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.549g Millet flour
Omega-3 - ALA 0.044g Millet flour

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley flour Millet flour
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
29%
Barley flour
33%
Millet flour
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
84%
Barley flour
94%
Millet flour

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Millet flour
Millet flour is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley flour
Barley flour is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.86g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley flour
Barley flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.201g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley flour
Barley flour is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (4 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (70)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Barley flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169739/nutrients
  2. Millet flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172023/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.