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Barley vs. Pigeon pea raw — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Barley and Pigeon pea raw

  • Barley has more Selenium, and Vitamin B3, however, Pigeon pea raw is higher in Folate, Copper, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Calcium.
  • Pigeon pea raw covers your daily Folate needs 109% more than Barley.
  • Pigeon pea raw contains 5 times less Selenium than Barley. Barley contains 37.7µg of Selenium, while Pigeon pea raw contains 8.2µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Barley, hulled and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, 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 less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Selenium +359.8%
Contains more Calcium +293.9%
Contains more Iron +45.3%
Contains more Magnesium +37.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains more Potassium +208%
Contains more Copper +112.2%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Equal in Manganese - 1.791
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 39% 197% 131% 158% 123% 3% 76% 353% 234% 45%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Selenium +359.8%
Contains more Calcium +293.9%
Contains more Iron +45.3%
Contains more Magnesium +37.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Contains more Potassium +208%
Contains more Copper +112.2%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Equal in Manganese - 1.791

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 +52.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348.9%
Contains more Folate +2300%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643
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 2% 0% 0% 0% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 342% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348.9%
Contains more Folate +2300%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +54.4%
Contains more Carbs +17%
Contains more Protein +73.9%
Contains more Water +12.2%
Contains more Other +49.6%
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
22% 63% 11% 3%
Protein: 21.7 g
Fats: 1.49 g
Carbs: 62.78 g
Water: 10.59 g
Other: 3.44 g
Contains more Fats +54.4%
Contains more Carbs +17%
Contains more Protein +73.9%
Contains more Water +12.2%
Contains more Other +49.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2358.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +36.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.5%
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.482 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.108 g
29% 70%
Saturated Fat: 0.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.012 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.814 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2358.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +36.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Pigeon pea raw Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 47.78g Barley
Protein 12.48g 21.7g Pigeon pea raw
Fats 2.3g 1.49g Barley
Carbs 73.48g 62.78g Barley
Calories 354kcal 343kcal Barley
Sugar 0.8g Pigeon pea raw
Fiber 17.3g 15g Barley
Calcium 33mg 130mg Pigeon pea raw
Iron 3.6mg 5.23mg Pigeon pea raw
Magnesium 133mg 183mg Pigeon pea raw
Phosphorus 264mg 367mg Pigeon pea raw
Potassium 452mg 1392mg Pigeon pea raw
Sodium 12mg 17mg Barley
Zinc 2.77mg 2.76mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 1.057mg Pigeon pea raw
Manganese 1.943mg 1.791mg Barley
Selenium 37.7µg 8.2µg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 28IU Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 1µg
Vitamin E 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.643mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.187mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 2.965mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 1.266mg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.283mg Barley
Folate 19µg 456µg Pigeon pea raw
Vitamin K 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.212mg Pigeon pea raw
Threonine 0.424mg 0.767mg Pigeon pea raw
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.785mg Pigeon pea raw
Leucine 0.848mg 1.549mg Pigeon pea raw
Lysine 0.465mg 1.521mg Pigeon pea raw
Methionine 0.24mg 0.243mg Pigeon pea raw
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 1.858mg Pigeon pea raw
Valine 0.612mg 0.937mg Pigeon pea raw
Histidine 0.281mg 0.774mg Pigeon pea raw
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.33g Pigeon pea raw
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.012g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 0.814g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Pigeon pea raw
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
57%
Pigeon pea raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
110%
Barley
135%
Pigeon pea raw

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.152g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea raw
Pigeon pea raw is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
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. Pigeon pea raw - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172436/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.