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Barley vs Falafel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Barley and Falafel

  • Barley has more Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Zinc, however Falafel has more Folate.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Selenium is 67% more.
  • Barley has 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Falafel. Barley has 0.646mg of Vitamin B1, while Falafel has 0.146mg.
  • Barley is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Barley, hulled and Falafel, home-prepared.

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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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Contains more Magnesium +62.2%
Contains more Copper +93%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +29.4%
Equal in Iron - 3.42
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Contains more Magnesium +62.2%
Contains more Copper +93%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +29.4%
Equal in Iron - 3.42

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 +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +342.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +341%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +389.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.292
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 6% 1% 0% 0% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 0% 0% 70%
Contains more Vitamin A +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +342.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +341%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +389.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.292

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
18
Falafel
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
63
Falafel

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
80%
Falafel
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
32%
Falafel
Fats
11%
Barley
82%
Falafel

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

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Barley Falafel
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?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 282mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.901g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
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)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Falafel Opinion
Calories 354 333 Barley
Protein 12.48 13.31 Falafel
Fats 2.3 17.8 Falafel
Vitamin C 0 1.6 Falafel
Carbs 73.48 31.84 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 3.42 Barley
Calcium 33 54 Falafel
Potassium 452 585 Falafel
Magnesium 133 82 Barley
Sugar 0.8 Falafel
Fiber 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.498 0.258 Barley
Zinc 2.77 1.5 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 264 192 Barley
Sodium 12 294 Barley
Vitamin A 22 13 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.146 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.166 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 1.044 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.292 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.125 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folate 19 93 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482 2.383 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 10.171 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 4.16 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.208 0.134 Barley
Threonine 0.424 0.492 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.456 0.567 Falafel
Leucine 0.848 0.944 Falafel
Lysine 0.465 0.856 Falafel
Methionine 0.24 0.187 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 0.707 Falafel
Valine 0.612 0.562 Barley
Histidine 0.281 0.364 Falafel
Fructose

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. Falafel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172455/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.