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Barley flour vs. Triticale — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Barley flour and Triticale different?

  • Barley flour is higher in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, however, Triticale is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B5, Folate, Zinc, Copper, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Triticale is 95% higher.
  • Barley flour contains 4 times more Vitamin B3 than Triticale. While Barley flour contains 6.269mg of Vitamin B3, Triticale contains only 1.43mg.

Barley flour or meal and Triticale are the varieties used 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 less Sodium -20%
Contains more Calcium +15.6%
Contains more Magnesium +35.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.9%
Contains more Zinc +72.5%
Contains more Copper +33.2%
Contains more Manganese +210.4%
Equal in Iron - 2.57
Equal in Potassium - 332
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 12% 97% 93% 154% 30% 1% 95% 153% 419% 0%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Calcium +15.6%
Contains more Magnesium +35.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.9%
Contains more Zinc +72.5%
Contains more Copper +33.2%
Contains more Manganese +210.4%
Equal in Iron - 2.57
Equal in Potassium - 332

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 B3 +338.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +187%
Contains more Vitamin E +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +812.4%
Contains more Folate +812.5%
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% 19% 0% 0% 105% 31% 27% 80% 32% 55% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +338.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +187%
Contains more Vitamin E +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +812.4%
Contains more Folate +812.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +15.2%
Contains more Protein +24.3%
Contains more Fats +30.6%
Contains more Other +74.8%
Equal in Carbs - 72.13
11% 75% 12%
Protein: 10.5 g
Fats: 1.6 g
Carbs: 74.52 g
Water: 12.11 g
Other: 1.27 g
13% 2% 72% 11% 2%
Protein: 13.05 g
Fats: 2.09 g
Carbs: 72.13 g
Water: 10.51 g
Other: 2.22 g
Contains more Water +15.2%
Contains more Protein +24.3%
Contains more Fats +30.6%
Contains more Other +74.8%
Equal in Carbs - 72.13

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +18.4%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.366
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.211
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.335 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.205 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.771 g
25% 14% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.366 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.211 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.913 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +18.4%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.366
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.211

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley flour Triticale Opinion
Net carbs 64.42g 72.13g Triticale
Protein 10.5g 13.05g Triticale
Fats 1.6g 2.09g Triticale
Carbs 74.52g 72.13g Barley flour
Calories 345kcal 336kcal Barley flour
Sugar 0.8g Triticale
Fiber 10.1g Barley flour
Calcium 32mg 37mg Triticale
Iron 2.68mg 2.57mg Barley flour
Magnesium 96mg 130mg Triticale
Phosphorus 296mg 358mg Triticale
Potassium 309mg 332mg Triticale
Sodium 4mg 5mg Barley flour
Zinc 2mg 3.45mg Triticale
Copper 0.343mg 0.457mg Triticale
Manganese 1.034mg 3.21mg Triticale
Selenium 37.7µg Barley flour
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.9mg Triticale
Vitamin B1 0.37mg 0.416mg Triticale
Vitamin B2 0.114mg 0.134mg Triticale
Vitamin B3 6.269mg 1.43mg Barley flour
Vitamin B5 0.145mg 1.323mg Triticale
Vitamin B6 0.396mg 0.138mg Barley flour
Folate 8µg 73µg Triticale
Choline 37.8mg Barley flour
Vitamin K 2.2µg Barley flour
Tryptophan 0.175mg 0.157mg Barley flour
Threonine 0.356mg 0.405mg Triticale
Isoleucine 0.383mg 0.479mg Triticale
Leucine 0.713mg 0.911mg Triticale
Lysine 0.391mg 0.365mg Barley flour
Methionine 0.202mg 0.204mg Triticale
Phenylalanine 0.589mg 0.638mg Triticale
Valine 0.515mg 0.609mg Triticale
Histidine 0.236mg 0.311mg Triticale
Saturated Fat 0.335g 0.366g Barley flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.205g 0.211g Triticale
Polyunsaturated fat 0.771g 0.913g Triticale

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley flour Triticale
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
27%
Triticale
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
84%
Barley flour
105%
Triticale

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Triticale
Triticale is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Triticale
Triticale is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Triticale
Triticale is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley flour
Barley flour contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley flour
Barley flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.031g)
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. Triticale - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169718/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.