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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 Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Copper +93%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +29.4%
Equal in Iron - 3.42
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Contains more Magnesium +62.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Copper +93%
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
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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 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 1% 0% 0% 6% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 70% 0% 0%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Falafel Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 31.84g Barley
Protein 12.48g 13.31g Falafel
Fats 2.3g 17.8g Falafel
Carbs 73.48g 31.84g Barley
Calories 354kcal 333kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.8g g Falafel
Fiber 17.3g g Barley
Calcium 33mg 54mg Falafel
Iron 3.6mg 3.42mg Barley
Magnesium 133mg 82mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 192mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 585mg Falafel
Sodium 12mg 294mg Barley
Zinc 2.77mg 1.5mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.258mg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 13IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.57mg mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1.6mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.146mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.166mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 1.044mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.292mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.125mg Barley
Folate 19µg 93µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.134mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.492mg Falafel
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.567mg Falafel
Leucine 0.848mg 0.944mg Falafel
Lysine 0.465mg 0.856mg Falafel
Methionine 0.24mg 0.187mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.707mg Falafel
Valine 0.612mg 0.562mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg 0.364mg Falafel
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482g 2.383g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 10.171g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 4.16g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Falafel
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
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

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.

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.