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Barley vs Cocoa solids - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Barley and Cocoa solids different?

  • Barley is higher in Vitamin B1, and Selenium, however Cocoa solids are richer in Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Fiber, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Cocoa solids is 366% higher.
  • Barley contains 8 times more Vitamin B1 than Cocoa solids. While Barley contains 0.646mg of Vitamin B1, Cocoa solids contain only 0.078mg.
  • Barley has less Saturated Fat.

Barley, hulled and Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened 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
1
:
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Iron +285%
Contains more Calcium +287.9%
Contains more Potassium +237.2%
Contains more Magnesium +275.2%
Contains more Copper +660.6%
Contains more Zinc +145.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +178%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 520% 39% 135% 357% 1263% 186% 315% 3%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Iron +285%
Contains more Calcium +287.9%
Contains more Potassium +237.2%
Contains more Magnesium +275.2%
Contains more Copper +660.6%
Contains more Zinc +145.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +178%

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
7
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +470%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +728.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Folate +68.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.254
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% 0% 2% 0% 20% 56% 41% 16% 28% 0% 7% 24%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +470%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +728.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Folate +68.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.254

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
16
Cocoa solids
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
352
Cocoa solids

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
118%
Cocoa solids
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
58%
Cocoa solids
Fats
11%
Barley
63%
Cocoa solids

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

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Cocoa solids
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 richer in minerals?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.588g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Cocoa solids Opinion
Calories 354 228 Barley
Protein 12.48 19.6 Cocoa solids
Fats 2.3 13.7 Cocoa solids
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 73.48 57.9 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 13.86 Cocoa solids
Calcium 33 128 Cocoa solids
Potassium 452 1524 Cocoa solids
Magnesium 133 499 Cocoa solids
Sugar 0.8 1.75 Barley
Fiber 17.3 37 Cocoa solids
Copper 0.498 3.788 Cocoa solids
Zinc 2.77 6.81 Cocoa solids
Starch
Phosphorus 264 734 Cocoa solids
Sodium 12 21 Barley
Vitamin A 22 0 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 0.1 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.078 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.241 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 2.185 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.254 Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.118 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 2.5 Cocoa solids
Folate 19 32 Cocoa solids
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.482 8.07 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 4.57 Cocoa solids
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 0.44 Barley
Tryptophan 0.208 0.293 Cocoa solids
Threonine 0.424 0.776 Cocoa solids
Isoleucine 0.456 0.76 Cocoa solids
Leucine 0.848 1.189 Cocoa solids
Lysine 0.465 0.983 Cocoa solids
Methionine 0.24 0.202 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 0.941 Cocoa solids
Valine 0.612 1.177 Cocoa solids
Histidine 0.281 0.339 Cocoa solids
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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. Cocoa solids - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169593/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.