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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
:
2
Hummus
Contains more Iron +47.5%
Contains more Potassium +98.2%
Contains more Magnesium +87.3%
Contains more Zinc +51.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%
Contains more Calcium +15.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.527
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 12% 21% 51% 176% 50% 76% 50%
Contains more Iron +47.5%
Contains more Potassium +98.2%
Contains more Magnesium +87.3%
Contains more Zinc +51.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%
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 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% 2% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 0% 0% 63%
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 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 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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.