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Barley vs Glutinous rice - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Barley and Glutinous rice different?

  • Barley has more Manganese, Fiber, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6 than Glutinous rice.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Barley is 73% higher.
  • Barley contains 33 times more Phosphorus than Glutinous rice. While Barley contains 264mg of Phosphorus, Glutinous rice contains only 8mg.

Barley, hulled and Rice, white, glutinous, unenriched, cooked 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
Contains more Calcium +1550%
Contains more Iron +2471.4%
Contains more Magnesium +2560%
Contains more Phosphorus +3200%
Contains more Potassium +4420%
Contains more Zinc +575.6%
Contains more Copper +916.3%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 6% 4% 4% 1% 1% 12% 17%
Contains more Calcium +1550%
Contains more Iron +2471.4%
Contains more Magnesium +2560%
Contains more Phosphorus +3200%
Contains more Potassium +4420%
Contains more Zinc +575.6%
Contains more Copper +916.3%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%

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
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1325%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3130%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2092.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1487.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1123.1%
Contains more Folate +1800%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 0% 1% 0% 0% 5% 3% 6% 13% 6% 1% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1325%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3130%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2092.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1487.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1123.1%
Contains more Folate +1800%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Glutinous rice Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 20.09g Barley
Protein 12.48g 2.02g Barley
Fats 2.3g 0.19g Barley
Carbs 73.48g 21.09g Barley
Calories 354kcal 97kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.8g 0.05g Glutinous rice
Fiber 17.3g 1g Barley
Calcium 33mg 2mg Barley
Iron 3.6mg 0.14mg Barley
Magnesium 133mg 5mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 8mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 10mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 5mg Glutinous rice
Zinc 2.77mg 0.41mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.049mg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.04mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.02mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.013mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 0.29mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.215mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.026mg Barley
Folate 19µg 1µg Barley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 0µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.023mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.072mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.087mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg 0.167mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg 0.073mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg 0.047mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.108mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg 0.123mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg 0.047mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.039g Glutinous rice
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.07g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 0.069g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Glutinous rice
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
3
Glutinous rice
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
5
Glutinous rice

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
12%
Glutinous rice
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
21%
Glutinous rice
Fats
11%
Barley
1%
Glutinous rice

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.75g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.443g)
Which food is cheaper?
Glutinous rice
Glutinous rice is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Glutinous rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169711/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.