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Barley vs Nattō - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Barley and Nattō?

  • Barley is higher in Selenium, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Manganese and Vitamin B6, yet Nattō is higher in Iron, Vitamin B3, Copper, Calcium and Vitamin K.
  • Nattō's daily need coverage for Iron is 63% more.
  • Barley has 4 times more Selenium than Nattō. While Barley has 37.7µg of Selenium, Nattō has only 8.8µg.

We used Barley, hulled and Natto types in this article.

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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
2
:
6
Nattō
Contains more Magnesium +15.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.7%
Contains more Iron +138.9%
Contains more Calcium +557.6%
Contains more Potassium +61.3%
Contains more Copper +33.9%
Contains less Sodium -41.7%
Equal in Zinc - 3.03
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +15.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.7%
Contains more Iron +138.9%
Contains more Calcium +557.6%
Contains more Potassium +61.3%
Contains more Copper +33.9%
Contains less Sodium -41.7%
Equal in Zinc - 3.03

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
:
2
Nattō
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +303.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +144.6%
Contains more Folate +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +950%
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 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +5600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +303.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +144.6%
Contains more Folate +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +950%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
36
Barley
20
Nattō
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
114
Nattō

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 the food
Protein
75%
Barley
116%
Nattō
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
13%
Nattō
Fats
11%
Barley
51%
Nattō

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Barley Nattō
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Nattō
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?
Nattō
Nattō contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Barley
Barley contains less Sugars (difference - 4.09g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.109g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Barley Nattō Opinion
Calories 354 211 Barley
Protein 12.48 19.4 Nattō
Fats 2.3 11 Nattō
Vitamin C 0 13 Nattō
Carbs 73.48 12.68 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 8.6 Nattō
Calcium 33 217 Nattō
Potassium 452 729 Nattō
Magnesium 133 115 Barley
Sugars 0.8 4.89 Barley
Fiber 17.3 5.4 Barley
Copper 0.498 0.667 Nattō
Zinc 2.77 3.03 Nattō
Starch
Phosphorus 264 174 Barley
Sodium 12 7 Nattō
Vitamin A 22 0 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 0.01 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.16 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.19 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 0 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.215 Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.13 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 23.1 Nattō
Folate 19 8 Barley
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482 1.591 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 2.43 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 6.21 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.208 0.223 Nattō
Threonine 0.424 0.813 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.456 0.931 Nattō
Leucine 0.848 1.509 Nattō
Lysine 0.465 1.145 Nattō
Methionine 0.24 0.208 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 0.941 Nattō
Valine 0.612 1.018 Nattō
Histidine 0.281 0.512 Nattō
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.