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Barley vs. Peanut — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Barley and Peanut

  • Barley has more Selenium, and Fiber, while Peanut has more Copper, Folate, Vitamin E , Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, and Iron.
  • Peanut's daily need coverage for Copper is 72% higher.
  • Peanut contains 5 times less Selenium than Barley. Barley contains 37.7µg of Selenium, while Peanut contains 7.2µg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Barley is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Barley, hulled and Peanuts, all types, 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.
Barley
3
:
7
Peanut
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Selenium +423.6%
Contains more Calcium +178.8%
Contains more Iron +27.2%
Contains more Magnesium +26.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.4%
Contains more Potassium +56%
Contains more Zinc +18.1%
Contains more Copper +129.7%
Equal in Manganese - 1.934
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 28% 172% 120% 162% 63% 3% 90% 382% 253% 40%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Selenium +423.6%
Contains more Calcium +178.8%
Contains more Iron +27.2%
Contains more Magnesium +26.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.4%
Contains more Potassium +56%
Contains more Zinc +18.1%
Contains more Copper +129.7%
Equal in Manganese - 1.934

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
:
6
Peanut
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1361.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +162.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +526.6%
Contains more Folate +1163.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.64
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.348
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% 167% 0% 0% 160% 32% 227% 107% 81% 180% 0% 29% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1361.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +162.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +526.6%
Contains more Folate +1163.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.64
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.348

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Barley
2
:
3
Peanut
Contains more Carbs +355.5%
Contains more Water +45.2%
Contains more Protein +106.7%
Contains more Fats +2040.9%
Equal in Other - 2.33
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
26% 49% 16% 7% 2%
Protein: 25.8 g
Fats: 49.24 g
Carbs: 16.13 g
Water: 6.5 g
Other: 2.33 g
Contains more Carbs +355.5%
Contains more Water +45.2%
Contains more Protein +106.7%
Contains more Fats +2040.9%
Equal in Other - 2.33

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Barley
1
:
2
Peanut
Contains less Saturated Fat -92.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +8180%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1304.2%
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.482 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.108 g
14% 53% 34%
Saturated Fat: 6.279 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 24.426 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 15.558 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -92.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +8180%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1304.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Barley Peanut
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 Peanut Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 7.63g Barley
Protein 12.48g 25.8g Peanut
Fats 2.3g 49.24g Peanut
Carbs 73.48g 16.13g Barley
Calories 354kcal 567kcal Peanut
Sugar 0.8g 4.72g Barley
Fiber 17.3g 8.5g Barley
Calcium 33mg 92mg Peanut
Iron 3.6mg 4.58mg Peanut
Magnesium 133mg 168mg Peanut
Phosphorus 264mg 376mg Peanut
Potassium 452mg 705mg Peanut
Sodium 12mg 18mg Barley
Zinc 2.77mg 3.27mg Peanut
Copper 0.498mg 1.144mg Peanut
Manganese 1.943mg 1.934mg Barley
Selenium 37.7µg 7.2µg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Barley
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Barley
Vitamin E 0.57mg 8.33mg Peanut
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.64mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.135mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 12.066mg Peanut
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 1.767mg Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.348mg Peanut
Folate 19µg 240µg Peanut
Choline 52.5mg Peanut
Vitamin K 2.2µg 0µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.25mg Peanut
Threonine 0.424mg 0.883mg Peanut
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.907mg Peanut
Leucine 0.848mg 1.672mg Peanut
Lysine 0.465mg 0.926mg Peanut
Methionine 0.24mg 0.317mg Peanut
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 1.377mg Peanut
Valine 0.612mg 1.082mg Peanut
Histidine 0.281mg 0.652mg Peanut
Saturated Fat 0.482g 6.279g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 24.426g Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 15.558g Peanut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Peanut
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
75%
Peanut
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
110%
Barley
131%
Peanut

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Peanut
Peanut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.797g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
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. Peanut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172430/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.