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Barley vs. Oregano — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Barley and Oregano

  • Barley has more Selenium, and Vitamin B1, while Oregano has more Vitamin K, Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Vitamin E , Fiber, Vitamin B6, and Folate.
  • Oregano's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 516% higher.
  • Oregano contains 8 times less Selenium than Barley. Barley contains 37.7µg of Selenium, while Oregano contains 4.5µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Barley, hulled and Spices, oregano, dried.

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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
4
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Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains less Sodium -52%
Contains more Selenium +737.8%
Contains more Calcium +4739.4%
Contains more Iron +922.2%
Contains more Magnesium +103%
Contains more Potassium +178.8%
Contains more Copper +27.1%
Contains more Manganese +156.8%
Equal in Zinc - 2.69
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 480% 1380% 193% 64% 112% 4% 74% 212% 651% 25%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains less Sodium -52%
Contains more Selenium +737.8%
Contains more Calcium +4739.4%
Contains more Iron +922.2%
Contains more Magnesium +103%
Contains more Potassium +178.8%
Contains more Copper +27.1%
Contains more Manganese +156.8%
Equal in Zinc - 2.69

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
1
:
10
Oregano
Contains more Vitamin B1 +265%
Contains more Vitamin A +7631.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +3103.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.3%
Contains more Folate +1147.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +28159.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.64
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 103% 366% 0% 8% 45% 122% 87% 56% 241% 178% 0% 18% 1555%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +265%
Contains more Vitamin A +7631.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +3103.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +85.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +226.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +228.3%
Contains more Folate +1147.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +28159.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.64

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Barley
2
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Contains more Protein +38.7%
Contains more Fats +86.1%
Contains more Other +242.2%
Equal in Carbs - 68.92
Equal in Water - 9.93
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
9% 4% 69% 10% 8%
Protein: 9 g
Fats: 4.28 g
Carbs: 68.92 g
Water: 9.93 g
Other: 7.87 g
Contains more Protein +38.7%
Contains more Fats +86.1%
Contains more Other +242.2%
Equal in Carbs - 68.92
Equal in Water - 9.93

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Barley
1
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Contains less Saturated Fat -68.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +142.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.6%
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.482 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.108 g
43% 20% 38%
Saturated Fat: 1.551 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.716 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.369 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +142.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Oregano Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 26.42g Barley
Protein 12.48g 9g Barley
Fats 2.3g 4.28g Oregano
Carbs 73.48g 68.92g Barley
Calories 354kcal 265kcal Barley
Fructose 1.13g Oregano
Sugar 0.8g 4.09g Barley
Fiber 17.3g 42.5g Oregano
Calcium 33mg 1597mg Oregano
Iron 3.6mg 36.8mg Oregano
Magnesium 133mg 270mg Oregano
Phosphorus 264mg 148mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 1260mg Oregano
Sodium 12mg 25mg Barley
Zinc 2.77mg 2.69mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.633mg Oregano
Manganese 1.943mg 4.99mg Oregano
Selenium 37.7µg 4.5µg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 1701IU Oregano
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 85µg Oregano
Vitamin E 0.57mg 18.26mg Oregano
Vitamin C 0mg 2.3mg Oregano
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.177mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.528mg Oregano
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 4.64mg Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.921mg Oregano
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 1.044mg Oregano
Folate 19µg 237µg Oregano
Choline 32.3mg Oregano
Vitamin K 2.2µg 621.7µg Oregano
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.203mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.322mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.441mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg 0.78mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg 0.5mg Oregano
Methionine 0.24mg 0.127mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.449mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg 0.585mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg 0.144mg Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482g 1.551g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.716g Oregano
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 1.369g Oregano
Omega-3 - ALA 0.621g Oregano

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Oregano
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
213%
Oregano
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
110%
Barley
319%
Oregano

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oregano
Oregano is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.069g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $3.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Oregano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171328/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.