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Barley vs Black gram - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Barley and Black gram?

  • Barley is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Manganese, yet Black gram is higher in Copper, Iron, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium.
  • Black gram's daily need coverage for Copper is 54% more.
  • Barley has 5 times more Selenium than Black gram. While Barley has 37.7µg of Selenium, Black gram has only 8.2µg.

We used Barley, hulled and Mungo beans, mature seeds, 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 less Sodium -68.4%
Contains more Iron +110.3%
Contains more Calcium +318.2%
Contains more Potassium +117.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100.8%
Contains more Copper +97%
Contains more Zinc +20.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 284% 42% 87% 191% 327% 92% 163% 5%
Contains less Sodium -68.4%
Contains more Iron +110.3%
Contains more Calcium +318.2%
Contains more Potassium +117.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100.8%
Contains more Copper +97%
Contains more Zinc +20.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.6%

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 +136.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +221.3%
Contains more Folate +1036.8%
Equal in Vitamin A - 23
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 0% 2% 0% 0% 69% 59% 28% 55% 65% 0% 0% 162%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +136.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +221.3%
Contains more Folate +1036.8%
Equal in Vitamin A - 23

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
36
Black gram
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
149
Black gram

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
151%
Black gram
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
59%
Black gram
Fats
11%
Barley
8%
Black gram

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 Black gram
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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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 Sugar?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.368g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black gram
Black gram is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1.5)
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 Black gram Opinion
Calories 354 341 Barley
Protein 12.48 25.21 Black gram
Fats 2.3 1.64 Barley
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 73.48 58.99 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 7.57 Black gram
Calcium 33 138 Black gram
Potassium 452 983 Black gram
Magnesium 133 267 Black gram
Sugar 0.8 Black gram
Fiber 17.3 18.3 Black gram
Copper 0.498 0.981 Black gram
Zinc 2.77 3.35 Black gram
Starch
Phosphorus 264 379 Black gram
Sodium 12 38 Barley
Vitamin A 22 23 Black gram
Vitamin E 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.273 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.254 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 1.447 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.906 Black gram
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.281 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folate 19 216 Black gram
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.114 Black gram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.085 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 1.071 Barley
Tryptophan 0.208 0.263 Black gram
Threonine 0.424 0.875 Black gram
Isoleucine 0.456 1.287 Black gram
Leucine 0.848 2.089 Black gram
Lysine 0.465 1.674 Black gram
Methionine 0.24 0.367 Black gram
Phenylalanine 0.7 1.473 Black gram
Valine 0.612 1.416 Black gram
Histidine 0.281 0.706 Black gram
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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. Black gram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174259/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.