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Barley vs. Pistachio — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Barley and Pistachio

  • Barley has more Selenium, Manganese, Fiber, and Vitamin B3, however, Pistachio is higher in Vitamin B6, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Potassium.
  • Pistachio covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 106% more than Barley.
  • Pistachio contains 5 times less Selenium than Barley. Barley contains 37.7µg of Selenium, while Pistachio contains 7µg.
  • Barley has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Barley, hulled and Nuts, pistachio 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 Zinc +25.9%
Contains more Manganese +61.9%
Contains more Selenium +438.6%
Contains more Calcium +218.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.6%
Contains more Potassium +126.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Copper +161%
Equal in Iron - 3.92
Equal in Magnesium - 121
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 32% 147% 87% 210% 91% 1% 60% 434% 157% 39%
Contains more Zinc +25.9%
Contains more Manganese +61.9%
Contains more Selenium +438.6%
Contains more Calcium +218.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.6%
Contains more Potassium +126.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Copper +161%
Equal in Iron - 3.92
Equal in Magnesium - 121

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 B2 +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +254.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +2245.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +401.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +434.6%
Contains more Folate +168.4%
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 31% 58% 0% 19% 218% 37% 25% 32% 393% 39% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +254.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +2245.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +401.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +434.6%
Contains more Folate +168.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +170.4%
Contains more Water +116%
Contains more Protein +61.5%
Contains more Fats +1870.4%
Contains more Other +29.6%
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
20% 45% 27% 4% 3%
Protein: 20.16 g
Fats: 45.32 g
Carbs: 27.17 g
Water: 4.37 g
Other: 2.98 g
Contains more Carbs +170.4%
Contains more Water +116%
Contains more Protein +61.5%
Contains more Fats +1870.4%
Contains more Other +29.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +7783.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1197.8%
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.482 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.108 g
14% 53% 33%
Saturated Fat: 5.907 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 23.257 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 14.38 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +7783.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1197.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Pistachio Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 16.57g Barley
Protein 12.48g 20.16g Pistachio
Fats 2.3g 45.32g Pistachio
Carbs 73.48g 27.17g Barley
Calories 354kcal 560kcal Pistachio
Starch 1.67g Pistachio
Fructose 0.24g Pistachio
Sugar 0.8g 7.66g Barley
Fiber 17.3g 10.6g Barley
Calcium 33mg 105mg Pistachio
Iron 3.6mg 3.92mg Pistachio
Magnesium 133mg 121mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 490mg Pistachio
Potassium 452mg 1025mg Pistachio
Sodium 12mg 1mg Pistachio
Zinc 2.77mg 2.2mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 1.3mg Pistachio
Manganese 1.943mg 1.2mg Barley
Selenium 37.7µg 7µg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 516IU Pistachio
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 26µg Pistachio
Vitamin E 0.57mg 2.86mg Pistachio
Vitamin C 0mg 5.6mg Pistachio
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.87mg Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.16mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 1.3mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.52mg Pistachio
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 1.7mg Pistachio
Folate 19µg 51µg Pistachio
Vitamin K 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.251mg Pistachio
Threonine 0.424mg 0.684mg Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.917mg Pistachio
Leucine 0.848mg 1.604mg Pistachio
Lysine 0.465mg 1.138mg Pistachio
Methionine 0.24mg 0.36mg Pistachio
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 1.092mg Pistachio
Valine 0.612mg 1.249mg Pistachio
Histidine 0.281mg 0.512mg Pistachio
Saturated Fat 0.482g 5.907g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 23.257g Pistachio
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 14.38g Pistachio
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 14.091g Pistachio

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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
65%
Pistachio
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
110%
Barley
125%
Pistachio

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pistachio
Pistachio is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.86g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.425g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
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. Pistachio - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170184/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.