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Barley vs Maize - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Barley and Maize

  • Maize contains less Manganese, Selenium, Fiber, Copper, Vitamin B1, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, and Vitamin B3 than Barley.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Manganese is 77% higher.
  • Maize contains 63 times less Selenium than Barley. Barley contains 37.7µg of Selenium, while Maize contains 0.6µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Barley, hulled and Corn, sweet, yellow, raw.

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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
8
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0
Maize
Contains more Calcium +1550%
Contains more Iron +592.3%
Contains more Magnesium +259.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +196.6%
Contains more Potassium +67.4%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Zinc +502.2%
Contains more Copper +822.2%
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% 20% 27% 39% 24% 2% 13% 18%
Contains more Calcium +1550%
Contains more Iron +592.3%
Contains more Magnesium +259.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +196.6%
Contains more Potassium +67.4%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Zinc +502.2%
Contains more Copper +822.2%

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
6
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4
Maize
Contains more Vitamin E +714.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +316.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +241.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +750%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.3%
Contains more Folate +121.1%
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 12% 2% 0% 23% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 32% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +714.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +316.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +241.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +750%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.3%
Contains more Folate +121.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Maize Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 16.7g Barley
Protein 12.48g 3.27g Barley
Fats 2.3g 1.35g Barley
Carbs 73.48g 18.7g Barley
Calories 354kcal 86kcal Barley
Starch g 5.7g Maize
Fructose g 1.94g Maize
Sugar 0.8g 6.26g Barley
Fiber 17.3g 2g Barley
Calcium 33mg 2mg Barley
Iron 3.6mg 0.52mg Barley
Magnesium 133mg 37mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 89mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 270mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 15mg Barley
Zinc 2.77mg 0.46mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.054mg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 187IU Maize
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.07mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 6.8mg Maize
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.155mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.055mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 1.77mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.717mg Maize
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.093mg Barley
Folate 19µg 42µg Maize
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 0.3µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.023mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.129mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.129mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg 0.348mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg 0.137mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg 0.067mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.15mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg 0.185mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg 0.089mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.325g Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.432g Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 0.487g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Maize
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
18
Maize
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
18
Maize

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%
Maize
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
19%
Maize
Fats
11%
Barley
6%
Maize

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.157g)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.46g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/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.