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Barley vs. Cumin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Barley and Cumin different?

  • Barley is richer in Selenium, and Fiber, while Cumin is higher in Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Magnesium, Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
  • Cumin covers your daily need of Iron 785% more than Barley.
  • Barley contains 7 times more Selenium than Cumin. Barley contains 37.7µg of Selenium, while Cumin contains 5.2µg.

Barley, hulled and Spices, cumin seed types were 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.
Barley
2
:
8
Cumin
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Selenium +625%
Contains more Calcium +2721.2%
Contains more Iron +1743.3%
Contains more Magnesium +175.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +89%
Contains more Potassium +295.6%
Contains more Zinc +73.3%
Contains more Copper +74.1%
Contains more Manganese +71.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166% 254% 206%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289% 435% 29%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Selenium +625%
Contains more Calcium +2721.2%
Contains more Iron +1743.3%
Contains more Magnesium +175.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +89%
Contains more Potassium +295.6%
Contains more Zinc +73.3%
Contains more Copper +74.1%
Contains more Manganese +71.5%

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.
Barley
4
:
7
Cumin
Contains more Folate +90%
Contains more Vitamin A +5672.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +484.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +145.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.628
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.579
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 0% 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 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14% 14%
Contains more Folate +90%
Contains more Vitamin A +5672.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +484.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +145.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.628
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.579

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Barley
2
:
3
Cumin
Contains more Carbs +66.1%
Contains more Water +17.1%
Contains more Protein +42.7%
Contains more Fats +868.3%
Contains more Other +231.3%
12% 2% 73% 9% 2%
Protein: 12.48 g
Fats: 2.3 g
Carbs: 73.48 g
Water: 9.44 g
Other: 2.3 g
18% 22% 44% 8% 8%
Protein: 17.81 g
Fats: 22.27 g
Carbs: 44.24 g
Water: 8.06 g
Other: 7.62 g
Contains more Carbs +66.1%
Contains more Water +17.1%
Contains more Protein +42.7%
Contains more Fats +868.3%
Contains more Other +231.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Barley
1
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2
Cumin
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4659.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +195.9%
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.482 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.108 g
8% 74% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.535 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 14.04 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.279 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4659.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +195.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Cumin Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 33.74g Barley
Protein 12.48g 17.81g Cumin
Fats 2.3g 22.27g Cumin
Carbs 73.48g 44.24g Barley
Calories 354kcal 375kcal Cumin
Sugar 0.8g 2.25g Barley
Fiber 17.3g 10.5g Barley
Calcium 33mg 931mg Cumin
Iron 3.6mg 66.36mg Cumin
Magnesium 133mg 366mg Cumin
Phosphorus 264mg 499mg Cumin
Potassium 452mg 1788mg Cumin
Sodium 12mg 168mg Barley
Zinc 2.77mg 4.8mg Cumin
Copper 0.498mg 0.867mg Cumin
Manganese 1.943mg 3.333mg Cumin
Selenium 37.7µg 5.2µg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 1270IU Cumin
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 64µg Cumin
Vitamin E 0.57mg 3.33mg Cumin
Vitamin C 0mg 7.7mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.628mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.327mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 4.579mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.435mg Cumin
Folate 19µg 10µg Barley
Choline 24.7mg Cumin
Vitamin K 2.2µg 5.4µg Cumin
Tryptophan 0.208mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482g 1.535g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 14.04g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 3.279g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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
34%
Barley
48%
Cumin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
110%
Barley
431%
Cumin

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.45g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 156mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.053g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170283/nutrients
  2. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.