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Barley vs Hummus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Barley and Hummus

  • Barley has more Selenium, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, and Iron, however Hummus has more Folate.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Selenium is 64% more.
  • Barley has 8 times more Vitamin B3 than Hummus. Barley has 4.604mg of Vitamin B3, while Hummus has 0.582mg.
  • Barley is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Barley, hulled and Hummus, commercial.

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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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2
Hummus
Contains more Iron +47.5%
Contains more Magnesium +87.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +98.2%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%
Contains more Zinc +51.4%
Contains more Calcium +15.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.527
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 92% 51% 76% 21% 50% 50% 176%
Contains more Iron +47.5%
Contains more Magnesium +87.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +98.2%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%
Contains more Zinc +51.4%
Contains more Calcium +15.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.527

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
:
2
Hummus
Contains more Vitamin B1 +258.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +345.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +691.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +113.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59%
Contains more Vitamin A +36.4%
Contains more Folate +336.8%
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 2% 0% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 63% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +258.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +345.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +691.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +113.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59%
Contains more Vitamin A +36.4%
Contains more Folate +336.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Hummus Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 8.29g Barley
Protein 12.48g 7.9g Barley
Fats 2.3g 9.6g Hummus
Carbs 73.48g 14.29g Barley
Calories 354kcal 166kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.8g g Hummus
Fiber 17.3g 6g Barley
Calcium 33mg 38mg Hummus
Iron 3.6mg 2.44mg Barley
Magnesium 133mg 71mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 176mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 228mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 379mg Barley
Zinc 2.77mg 1.83mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.527mg Hummus
Vitamin A 22IU 30IU Hummus
Vitamin E 0.57mg mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.18mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.064mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 0.582mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.132mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.2mg Barley
Folate 19µg 83µg Hummus
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.482g 1.437g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 4.039g Hummus
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 3.613g Hummus

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Hummus
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
16
Hummus
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
66
Hummus

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
47%
Hummus
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
14%
Hummus
Fats
11%
Barley
44%
Hummus

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 367mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.955g)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1.5)
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. Hummus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174289/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.