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Barley vs Green bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Barley and Green bean?

  • Barley is richer in Manganese, Selenium, Fiber, Copper, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium, and Vitamin B3, yet Green bean is richer in Vitamin K.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Manganese is 75% higher.
  • Barley has 63 times more Selenium than Green bean. Barley has 37.7µg of Selenium, while Green bean has 0.6µg.

We used Barley, hulled and Beans, snap, green, raw 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
Barley
6
:
Contains more Iron +249.5%
Contains more Potassium +114.2%
Contains more Magnesium +432%
Contains more Copper +621.7%
Contains more Zinc +1054.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +594.7%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 12% 19% 18% 24% 7% 17% 1%
Contains more Iron +249.5%
Contains more Potassium +114.2%
Contains more Magnesium +432%
Contains more Copper +621.7%
Contains more Zinc +1054.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +594.7%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin E +39%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +687.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +174%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +527.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3036.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1854.5%
Contains more Folate +73.7%
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 41% 42% 9% 0% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 0% 108% 25%
Contains more Vitamin E +39%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +687.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +174%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +527.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +3036.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1854.5%
Contains more Folate +73.7%

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
27
Green bean
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
17
Green 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
11%
Green bean
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
7%
Green bean
Fats
11%
Barley
1%
Green 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 Green bean
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price 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 Green 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 contains less Sodium?
Green bean
Green bean contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.432g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.46g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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 Green bean Opinion
Calories 354 31 Barley
Protein 12.48 1.83 Barley
Fats 2.3 0.22 Barley
Vitamin C 0 12.2 Green bean
Carbs 73.48 6.97 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 1.03 Barley
Calcium 33 37 Green bean
Potassium 452 211 Barley
Magnesium 133 25 Barley
Sugar 0.8 3.26 Barley
Fiber 17.3 2.7 Barley
Copper 0.498 0.069 Barley
Zinc 2.77 0.24 Barley
Starch 0.88 Green bean
Phosphorus 264 38 Barley
Sodium 12 6 Green bean
Vitamin A 22 690 Green bean
Vitamin E 0.57 0.41 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.082 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.104 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 0.734 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.225 Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.141 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 43 Green bean
Folate 19 33 Green bean
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.05 Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.01 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 0.113 Barley
Tryptophan 0.208 0.019 Barley
Threonine 0.424 0.079 Barley
Isoleucine 0.456 0.066 Barley
Leucine 0.848 0.112 Barley
Lysine 0.465 0.088 Barley
Methionine 0.24 0.022 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 0.067 Barley
Valine 0.612 0.09 Barley
Histidine 0.281 0.034 Barley
Fructose 1.39 Green bean

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. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169961/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.