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Barley flour vs. Rice noodles — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Barley flour and Rice noodles

  • Rice noodles contains less Selenium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium than Barley flour.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Barley flour is 60% higher.
  • Rice noodles has 87 times less Vitamin B3 than Barley flour. Barley flour has 6.269mg of Vitamin B3, while Rice noodles has 0.072mg.

Food types used in this article are Barley flour or meal and Rice noodles, cooked.

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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 +700%
Contains more Iron +1814.3%
Contains more Magnesium +3100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1380%
Contains more Potassium +7625%
Contains less Sodium -78.9%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Copper +802.6%
Contains more Manganese +807%
Contains more Selenium +737.8%
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 2% 6% 3% 9% 1% 3% 7% 13% 15% 25%
Contains more Calcium +700%
Contains more Iron +1814.3%
Contains more Magnesium +3100%
Contains more Phosphorus +1380%
Contains more Potassium +7625%
Contains less Sodium -78.9%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Copper +802.6%
Contains more Manganese +807%
Contains more Selenium +737.8%

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 +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1955.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +8606.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6500%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Choline +2262.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 1% 0% 0% 5% 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 0% 1% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1955.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +8606.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +6500%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Choline +2262.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +486.6%
Contains more Fats +700%
Contains more Carbs +210.4%
Contains more Other +605.6%
Contains more Water +509.6%
11% 75% 12%
Protein: 10.5 g
Fats: 1.6 g
Carbs: 74.52 g
Water: 12.11 g
Other: 1.27 g
2% 24% 74%
Protein: 1.79 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 24.01 g
Water: 73.82 g
Other: 0.18 g
Contains more Protein +486.6%
Contains more Fats +700%
Contains more Carbs +210.4%
Contains more Other +605.6%
Contains more Water +509.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +688.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3252.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.1%
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.335 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.205 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.771 g
32% 36% 32%
Saturated Fat: 0.023 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.026 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.023 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +688.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3252.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.1%

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 Rice noodles
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley flour Rice noodles Opinion
Net carbs 64.42g 23.01g Barley flour
Protein 10.5g 1.79g Barley flour
Fats 1.6g 0.2g Barley flour
Carbs 74.52g 24.01g Barley flour
Calories 345kcal 108kcal Barley flour
Sugar 0.8g 0.03g Rice noodles
Fiber 10.1g 1g Barley flour
Calcium 32mg 4mg Barley flour
Iron 2.68mg 0.14mg Barley flour
Magnesium 96mg 3mg Barley flour
Phosphorus 296mg 20mg Barley flour
Potassium 309mg 4mg Barley flour
Sodium 4mg 19mg Barley flour
Zinc 2mg 0.25mg Barley flour
Copper 0.343mg 0.038mg Barley flour
Manganese 1.034mg 0.114mg Barley flour
Selenium 37.7µg 4.5µg Barley flour
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.03mg Barley flour
Vitamin B1 0.37mg 0.018mg Barley flour
Vitamin B2 0.114mg 0.004mg Barley flour
Vitamin B3 6.269mg 0.072mg Barley flour
Vitamin B5 0.145mg 0.011mg Barley flour
Vitamin B6 0.396mg 0.006mg Barley flour
Folate 8µg 1µg Barley flour
Choline 37.8mg 1.6mg Barley flour
Vitamin K 2.2µg 0µg Barley flour
Tryptophan 0.175mg 0.022mg Barley flour
Threonine 0.356mg 0.063mg Barley flour
Isoleucine 0.383mg 0.073mg Barley flour
Leucine 0.713mg 0.147mg Barley flour
Lysine 0.391mg 0.062mg Barley flour
Methionine 0.202mg 0.043mg Barley flour
Phenylalanine 0.589mg 0.095mg Barley flour
Valine 0.515mg 0.104mg Barley flour
Histidine 0.236mg 0.045mg Barley flour
Saturated Fat 0.335g 0.023g Rice noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 0.205g 0.026g Barley flour
Polyunsaturated fat 0.771g 0.023g Barley flour

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley flour Rice noodles
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
1%
Rice noodles
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
84%
Barley flour
8%
Rice noodles

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rice noodles
Rice noodles is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.77g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice noodles
Rice noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.312g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rice noodles
Rice noodles is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley flour
Barley flour contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley flour
Barley flour is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley flour
Barley flour is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($)

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. Rice noodles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168914/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.