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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 Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Iron +350%
Contains more Magnesium +160.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +277.1%
Contains more Potassium +413.6%
Contains more Zinc +354.1%
Contains more Copper +241.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 30% 37% 30% 8% 1% 17% 49%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Iron +350%
Contains more Magnesium +160.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +277.1%
Contains more Potassium +413.6%
Contains more Zinc +354.1%
Contains more Copper +241.1%
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 Folate +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.3%
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% 2% 0% 0% 10% 9% 18% 22% 18% 11% 0% 5%
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 Folate +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Groat Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 17.24g Barley
Protein 12.48g 3.38g Barley
Fats 2.3g 0.62g Barley
Carbs 73.48g 19.94g Barley
Calories 354kcal 92kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.1g Groat
Sugar 0.8g 0.9g Barley
Fiber 17.3g 2.7g Barley
Calcium 33mg 7mg Barley
Iron 3.6mg 0.8mg Barley
Magnesium 133mg 51mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 70mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 88mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 4mg Groat
Zinc 2.77mg 0.61mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.146mg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.09mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.04mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.039mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 0.94mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.359mg Groat
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.077mg Barley
Folate 19µg 14µg Barley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 1.9µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.049mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.129mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.127mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg 0.212mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg 0.172mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg 0.044mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.133mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg 0.173mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg 0.079mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.134g Groat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.188g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 0.188g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Groat
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
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

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)

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.