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Barley vs Chickpea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Barley and Chickpea

  • Barley has more Selenium, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium, however Chickpea is richer in Manganese, Folate, Vitamin B5, Copper, and Vitamin B6.
  • Chickpea covers your daily Manganese needs 842% more than Barley.
  • Chickpea has 10000000 times less Selenium than Barley. Barley has 37.7µg of Selenium, while Chickpea has 0µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Barley, hulled and Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw.

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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 Magnesium +68.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Iron +19.7%
Contains more Potassium +58.8%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 252
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 162% 57% 108% 64% 4% 76% 219%
Contains more Magnesium +68.4%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Iron +19.7%
Contains more Potassium +58.8%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 252
Equal in Zinc - 2.76

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 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +198.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +204.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +463.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.2%
Contains more Folate +2831.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%
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 5% 17% 0% 14% 120% 49% 29% 96% 124% 418% 0% 23%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +198.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +204.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +463.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68.2%
Contains more Folate +2831.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +309.1%

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 Chickpea
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Chickpea Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 50.75g Barley
Protein 12.48g 20.47g Chickpea
Fats 2.3g 6.04g Chickpea
Carbs 73.48g 62.95g Barley
Calories 354kcal 378kcal Chickpea
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.8g 10.7g Barley
Fiber 17.3g 12.2g Barley
Calcium 33mg 57mg Chickpea
Iron 3.6mg 4.31mg Chickpea
Magnesium 133mg 79mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 252mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 718mg Chickpea
Sodium 12mg 24mg Barley
Zinc 2.77mg 2.76mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.656mg Chickpea
Vitamin A 22IU 67IU Chickpea
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.82mg Chickpea
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 4mg Chickpea
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.477mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.212mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 1.541mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 1.588mg Chickpea
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.535mg Chickpea
Folate 19µg 557µg Chickpea
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 9µg Chickpea
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.2mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.766mg Chickpea
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.882mg Chickpea
Leucine 0.848mg 1.465mg Chickpea
Lysine 0.465mg 1.377mg Chickpea
Methionine 0.24mg 0.27mg Chickpea
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 1.103mg Chickpea
Valine 0.612mg 0.865mg Chickpea
Histidine 0.281mg 0.566mg Chickpea
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.603g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 1.377g Chickpea
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 2.731g Chickpea

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Chickpea
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
74
Chickpea
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
88
Chickpea

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
123%
Chickpea
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
63%
Chickpea
Fats
11%
Barley
28%
Chickpea

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Chickpea
Chickpea is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chickpea
Chickpea is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.121g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 8)
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.

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. Chickpea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173756/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.