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Barley vs Cereal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Barley and Cereal

  • Barley has more Fiber, Selenium, and Manganese, however Cereal has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, and Zinc.
  • Cereal's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 470% more.
  • Barley has 12 times more Fiber than Cereal. Barley has 17.3g of Fiber, while Cereal has 1.4g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Barley, hulled and Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands).

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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
Cereal
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Magnesium +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +242.9%
Contains more Potassium +330.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Contains more Copper +263.5%
Contains more Iron +846.1%
Contains more Zinc +174.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Magnesium +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +242.9%
Contains more Potassium +330.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Contains more Copper +263.5%
Contains more Iron +846.1%
Contains more Zinc +174.4%

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
:
6
Cereal
Contains more Vitamin E +612.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +12590.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +873.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1257.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +543.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1782.4%
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 168% 2% 0% 129% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +612.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +12590.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +873.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1257.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +543.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1782.4%

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 Cereal
Lower in Cholesterol ok
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 Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Cereal Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 85.45g Cereal
Protein 12.48g 6.06g Barley
Fats 2.3g 1.08g Barley
Carbs 73.48g 86.85g Cereal
Calories 354kcal 378kcal Cereal
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.26g Cereal
Sugar 0.8g 10.35g Barley
Fiber 17.3g 1.4g Barley
Calcium 33mg 10mg Barley
Iron 3.6mg 34.06mg Cereal
Magnesium 133mg 19mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 77mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 105mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 795mg Barley
Zinc 2.77mg 7.6mg Cereal
Copper 0.498mg 0.137mg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 2792IU Cereal
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.08mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU IU Barley
Vitamin D 0µg µg Barley
Vitamin C 0mg 38.5mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 6.288mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 3.87mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 29.62mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.226mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 5.986mg Cereal
Folate 19µg µg Barley
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Barley
Vitamin K 2.2µg 0µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.066mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.241mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.26mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg 0.767mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg 0.113mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg 0.13mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.365mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg 0.344mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg 0.162mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg mg Cereal
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.26g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.204g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 0.354g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Cereal
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
393
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
212
Cereal

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
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
87%
Cereal
Fats
11%
Barley
5%
Cereal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.222g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.55g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 783mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

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.