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

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Summary of differences between Barley flour and Potato flour

  • Barley flour has more Selenium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Iron, Copper, and Zinc, while Potato flour has more Vitamin B6, and Potassium.
  • Barley flour covers your daily need of Selenium 67% more than Potato flour.
  • Barley flour contains 4 times more Zinc than Potato flour. While Barley flour contains 2mg of Zinc, Potato flour contains only 0.54mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Barley flour or meal and Potato flour.

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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 Iron +94.2%
Contains more Magnesium +47.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Zinc +270.4%
Contains more Copper +74.1%
Contains more Manganese +230.4%
Contains more Selenium +3327.3%
Contains more Calcium +103.1%
Contains more Potassium +223.9%
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 20% 52% 47% 72% 89% 8% 15% 66% 41% 6%
Contains more Iron +94.2%
Contains more Magnesium +47.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Zinc +270.4%
Contains more Copper +74.1%
Contains more Manganese +230.4%
Contains more Selenium +3327.3%
Contains more Calcium +103.1%
Contains more Potassium +223.9%

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 +128%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.2%
Contains more Folate +212.5%
Equal in Choline - 39.5
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% 5% 0% 13% 57% 12% 66% 29% 178% 19% 0% 22% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +128%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.2%
Contains more Folate +212.5%
Equal in Choline - 39.5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +52.2%
Contains more Fats +370.6%
Contains more Water +85.7%
Contains more Carbs +11.5%
Contains more Other +147.2%
11% 75% 12%
Protein: 10.5 g
Fats: 1.6 g
Carbs: 74.52 g
Water: 12.11 g
Other: 1.27 g
7% 83% 7% 3%
Protein: 6.9 g
Fats: 0.34 g
Carbs: 83.1 g
Water: 6.52 g
Other: 3.14 g
Contains more Protein +52.2%
Contains more Fats +370.6%
Contains more Water +85.7%
Contains more Carbs +11.5%
Contains more Other +147.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2462.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +414%
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.1%
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.335 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.205 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.771 g
36% 3% 60%
Saturated Fat: 0.09 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.008 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.15 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2462.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +414%
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.1%

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 Potato flour
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley flour Potato flour Opinion
Net carbs 64.42g 77.2g Potato flour
Protein 10.5g 6.9g Barley flour
Fats 1.6g 0.34g Barley flour
Carbs 74.52g 83.1g Potato flour
Calories 345kcal 357kcal Potato flour
Sugar 0.8g 3.52g Barley flour
Fiber 10.1g 5.9g Barley flour
Calcium 32mg 65mg Potato flour
Iron 2.68mg 1.38mg Barley flour
Magnesium 96mg 65mg Barley flour
Phosphorus 296mg 168mg Barley flour
Potassium 309mg 1001mg Potato flour
Sodium 4mg 55mg Barley flour
Zinc 2mg 0.54mg Barley flour
Copper 0.343mg 0.197mg Barley flour
Manganese 1.034mg 0.313mg Barley flour
Selenium 37.7µg 1.1µg Barley flour
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.25mg Barley flour
Vitamin C 0mg 3.8mg Potato flour
Vitamin B1 0.37mg 0.228mg Barley flour
Vitamin B2 0.114mg 0.051mg Barley flour
Vitamin B3 6.269mg 3.507mg Barley flour
Vitamin B5 0.145mg 0.474mg Potato flour
Vitamin B6 0.396mg 0.769mg Potato flour
Folate 8µg 25µg Potato flour
Choline 37.8mg 39.5mg Potato flour
Vitamin K 2.2µg 0µg Barley flour
Tryptophan 0.175mg 0.115mg Barley flour
Threonine 0.356mg 0.28mg Barley flour
Isoleucine 0.383mg 0.299mg Barley flour
Leucine 0.713mg 0.425mg Barley flour
Lysine 0.391mg 0.413mg Potato flour
Methionine 0.202mg 0.107mg Barley flour
Phenylalanine 0.589mg 0.316mg Barley flour
Valine 0.515mg 0.356mg Barley flour
Histidine 0.236mg 0.166mg Barley flour
Saturated Fat 0.335g 0.09g Potato flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.205g 0.008g Barley flour
Polyunsaturated fat 0.771g 0.15g Barley flour

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
31%
Potato flour
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
84%
Barley flour
41%
Potato flour

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Potato flour
Potato flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.245g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Potato flour
Potato flour is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley flour
Barley flour is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.72g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley flour
Barley flour contains less Sodium (difference - 51mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley flour
Barley flour is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Potato flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168446/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.