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Barley vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Barley and Broad bean?

  • Barley is higher in Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6, yet Broad bean is higher in Folate, and Vitamin K.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Selenium is 67% more.
  • Barley has 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Broad bean. While Barley has 0.646mg of Vitamin B1, Broad bean has only 0.133mg.

We used Barley, hulled and Beans, fava, in pod, raw types in this article.

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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 Iron +132.3%
Contains more Magnesium +303%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.7%
Contains more Potassium +36.1%
Contains less Sodium -52%
Contains more Zinc +177%
Contains more Copper +23.9%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Contains more Iron +132.3%
Contains more Magnesium +303%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.7%
Contains more Potassium +36.1%
Contains less Sodium -52%
Contains more Zinc +177%
Contains more Copper +23.9%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%

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 B1 +385.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +205.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1413.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +678.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1759.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.29
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 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +385.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +205.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +1413.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +678.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1759.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.29

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 Broad bean
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Broad bean Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 10.13g Barley
Protein 12.48g 7.92g Barley
Fats 2.3g 0.73g Barley
Carbs 73.48g 17.63g Barley
Calories 354kcal 88kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.8g 9.21g Barley
Fiber 17.3g 7.5g Barley
Calcium 33mg 37mg Broad bean
Iron 3.6mg 1.55mg Barley
Magnesium 133mg 33mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 129mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 332mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 25mg Barley
Zinc 2.77mg 1mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.402mg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 333IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.57mg 1.16mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 3.7mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.133mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.29mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 2.249mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.225mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.104mg Barley
Folate 19µg 148µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 40.9µg Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.208mg mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.118g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.104g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 0.342g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Broad 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
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
43
Broad 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
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
18%
Broad bean
Fats
11%
Barley
3%
Broad bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.364g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.41g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
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

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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.