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Barley vs. Macadamia — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Barley and Macadamia

  • Barley has more Selenium, Fiber, Zinc, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus, however, Macadamia is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B1, Copper, and Vitamin B5.
  • Macadamia covers your daily Manganese needs 95% more than Barley.
  • Macadamia contains 10 times less Selenium than Barley. Barley contains 37.7µg of Selenium, while Macadamia contains 3.6µg.
  • Barley has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Barley, hulled and Nuts, macadamia nuts, raw.

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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 Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +22.8%
Contains more Zinc +113.1%
Contains more Selenium +947.2%
Contains more Calcium +157.6%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Copper +51.8%
Contains more Manganese +112.6%
Equal in Iron - 3.69
Equal in Magnesium - 130
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 26% 139% 93% 81% 33% 1% 36% 252% 539% 20%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +22.8%
Contains more Zinc +113.1%
Contains more Selenium +947.2%
Contains more Calcium +157.6%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Copper +51.8%
Contains more Manganese +112.6%
Equal in Iron - 3.69
Equal in Magnesium - 130

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.6%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +168.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.54
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 0% 11% 0% 4% 299% 38% 47% 46% 64% 9% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.6%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +168.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.54

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +57.8%
Contains more Carbs +431.7%
Contains more Water +594.1%
Contains more Other +101.8%
Contains more Fats +3194.3%
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
8% 76% 14%
Protein: 7.91 g
Fats: 75.77 g
Carbs: 13.82 g
Water: 1.36 g
Other: 1.14 g
Contains more Protein +57.8%
Contains more Carbs +431.7%
Contains more Water +594.1%
Contains more Other +101.8%
Contains more Fats +3194.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -96%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +19858.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +35.6%
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.482 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.108 g
17% 81% 2%
Saturated Fat: 12.061 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 58.877 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.502 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -96%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +19858.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +35.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Macadamia Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 5.22g Barley
Protein 12.48g 7.91g Barley
Fats 2.3g 75.77g Macadamia
Carbs 73.48g 13.82g Barley
Calories 354kcal 718kcal Macadamia
Starch 1.05g Macadamia
Fructose 0.07g Macadamia
Sugar 0.8g 4.57g Barley
Fiber 17.3g 8.6g Barley
Calcium 33mg 85mg Macadamia
Iron 3.6mg 3.69mg Macadamia
Magnesium 133mg 130mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 188mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 368mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 5mg Macadamia
Zinc 2.77mg 1.3mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.756mg Macadamia
Manganese 1.943mg 4.131mg Macadamia
Selenium 37.7µg 3.6µg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Barley
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Barley
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.54mg Barley
Vitamin C 0mg 1.2mg Macadamia
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 1.195mg Macadamia
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.162mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 2.473mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.758mg Macadamia
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.275mg Barley
Folate 19µg 11µg Barley
Vitamin K 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.067mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.37mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.314mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg 0.602mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg 0.018mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg 0.023mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.665mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg 0.363mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg 0.195mg Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482g 12.061g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 58.877g Macadamia
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 1.502g Macadamia

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Macadamia
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
40%
Macadamia
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
110%
Barley
122%
Macadamia

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Macadamia
Macadamia contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Macadamia
Macadamia is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.77g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.579g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley 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 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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170283/nutrients
  2. Macadamia - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170178/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.