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Barley vs Bread - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Barley and Bread different?

  • Barley is higher in Fiber, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Zinc, however Bread is richer in Folate, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Barley is 50% higher.
  • Barley contains 3 times more Copper than Bread. While Barley contains 0.498mg of Copper, Bread contains only 0.198mg.
  • Barley has less Sodium.

Barley, hulled and Bread, wheat, toasted are the varieties used 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
Barley
6
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2
Bread
Contains more Magnesium +125.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +102.7%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Contains more Zinc +88.4%
Contains more Copper +151.5%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +13.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 50% 154% 43% 81% 20% 79% 41% 66%
Contains more Magnesium +125.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +102.7%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Contains more Zinc +88.4%
Contains more Copper +151.5%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +13.6%

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
4
:
6
Bread
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +159.1%
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 0% 5% 0% 1% 110% 89% 118% 28% 36% 65% 0% 15%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +159.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Bread Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 51.07g Barley
Protein 12.48g 12.96g Bread
Fats 2.3g 4.27g Bread
Carbs 73.48g 55.77g Barley
Calories 354kcal 313kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.8g 6.42g Barley
Fiber 17.3g 4.7g Barley
Calcium 33mg 165mg Bread
Iron 3.6mg 4.09mg Bread
Magnesium 133mg 59mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 188mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 223mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 601mg Barley
Zinc 2.77mg 1.47mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.198mg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.24mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.2mg Bread
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.439mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.382mg Bread
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 6.25mg Bread
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.456mg Bread
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.153mg Barley
Folate 19µg 86µg Bread
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 5.7µg Bread
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.092mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.299mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.258mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg 0.461mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg 0.215mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg 0.105mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.315mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg 0.31mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg 0.15mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.989g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 1.019g Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 1.72g Bread

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Bread
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
38
Bread
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
66
Bread

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
78%
Bread
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
56%
Bread
Fats
11%
Barley
20%
Bread

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Bread
Bread is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.62g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 589mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.507g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Bread - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172687/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.