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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 Potassium +36.1%
Contains more Magnesium +303%
Contains more Copper +23.9%
Contains more Zinc +177%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.7%
Contains less Sodium -52%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Contains more Iron +132.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.1%
Contains more Magnesium +303%
Contains more Copper +23.9%
Contains more Zinc +177%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.7%
Contains less Sodium -52%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1413.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1759.1%
Contains more Folate +678.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.29
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 12% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 0% 6% 15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 20% 24% 0% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 0% 103% 111%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1413.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1759.1%
Contains more Folate +678.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.29

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.