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Barley vs Adzuki bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Barley and Adzuki bean?

  • Barley is richer in Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, yet Adzuki bean is richer in Folate.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Selenium is 66% higher.
  • Barley has 6 times more Vitamin B3 than Adzuki bean. Barley has 4.604mg of Vitamin B3, while Adzuki bean has 0.717mg.

We used Barley, hulled and Beans, adzuki, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt types in this comparison.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +17.9%
Contains more Iron +80%
Contains more Magnesium +155.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains more Zinc +56.5%
Contains more Copper +67.1%
Contains more Potassium +17.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 75% 38% 72% 47% 2% 49% 100%
Contains more Calcium +17.9%
Contains more Iron +80%
Contains more Magnesium +155.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains more Zinc +56.5%
Contains more Copper +67.1%
Contains more Potassium +17.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart 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 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +461.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +345.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +542.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +52.5%
Contains more Folate +536.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 0% 29% 15% 14% 26% 23% 91% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +461.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +345.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +542.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +231.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +52.5%
Contains more Folate +536.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Barley Adzuki bean
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Adzuki bean Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 17.47g Barley
Protein 12.48g 7.52g Barley
Fats 2.3g 0.1g Barley
Carbs 73.48g 24.77g Barley
Calories 354kcal 128kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.8g g Adzuki bean
Fiber 17.3g 7.3g Barley
Calcium 33mg 28mg Barley
Iron 3.6mg 2mg Barley
Magnesium 133mg 52mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 168mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 532mg Adzuki bean
Sodium 12mg 8mg Adzuki bean
Zinc 2.77mg 1.77mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.298mg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 6IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.57mg mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.115mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.064mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 0.717mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.43mg Adzuki bean
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.096mg Barley
Folate 19µg 121µg Adzuki bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.072mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.255mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.3mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg 0.632mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg 0.567mg Adzuki bean
Methionine 0.24mg 0.079mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.398mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg 0.387mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg 0.198mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.036g Adzuki bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.009g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 0.021g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Adzuki bean
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
36
Barley
16
Adzuki bean
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
49
Adzuki bean

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
75%
Barley
45%
Adzuki bean
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
25%
Adzuki bean
Fats
11%
Barley
0%
Adzuki bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.446g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Barley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170283/nutrients
  2. Adzuki bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173728/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.