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Barley vs Groat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Barley and Groat

  • Groat contains less Manganese, Selenium, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Magnesium than Barley.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Barley is 67% higher.
  • Groat has 17 times less Selenium than Barley. Barley has 37.7µg of Selenium, while Groat has 2.2µg.

Food types used in this article are Barley, hulled and Buckwheat groats, roasted, cooked.

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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
7
:
1
Groat
Contains more Iron +350%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Potassium +413.6%
Contains more Magnesium +160.8%
Contains more Copper +241.1%
Contains more Zinc +354.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +277.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 3% 8% 37% 49% 17% 30% 1%
Contains more Iron +350%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Potassium +413.6%
Contains more Magnesium +160.8%
Contains more Copper +241.1%
Contains more Zinc +354.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +277.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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
8
:
1
Groat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1515%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +630.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +389.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +313%
Contains more Vitamin K +15.8%
Contains more Folate +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.3%
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% 10% 9% 18% 22% 18% 0% 5% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1515%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +630.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +389.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +313%
Contains more Vitamin K +15.8%
Contains more Folate +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.3%

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
8
Groat
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
22
Groat

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
20%
Groat
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
20%
Groat
Fats
11%
Barley
3%
Groat

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

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Barley Groat
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 contains less Sodium?
Groat
Groat contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Groat
Groat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.348g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Groat Opinion
Calories 354 92 Barley
Protein 12.48 3.38 Barley
Fats 2.3 0.62 Barley
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 73.48 19.94 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 0.8 Barley
Calcium 33 7 Barley
Potassium 452 88 Barley
Magnesium 133 51 Barley
Sugar 0.8 0.9 Barley
Fiber 17.3 2.7 Barley
Copper 0.498 0.146 Barley
Zinc 2.77 0.61 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 264 70 Barley
Sodium 12 4 Groat
Vitamin A 22 0 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 0.09 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.04 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.039 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 0.94 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.359 Groat
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.077 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 1.9 Barley
Folate 19 14 Barley
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.134 Groat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.188 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 0.188 Barley
Tryptophan 0.208 0.049 Barley
Threonine 0.424 0.129 Barley
Isoleucine 0.456 0.127 Barley
Leucine 0.848 0.212 Barley
Lysine 0.465 0.172 Barley
Methionine 0.24 0.044 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 0.133 Barley
Valine 0.612 0.173 Barley
Histidine 0.281 0.079 Barley
Fructose 0.1 Groat

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. Groat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170686/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.