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Barley vs. Parsley — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Barley and Parsley

  • Barley has more Selenium, however, Parsley is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Parsley covers your daily need of Vitamin K 1366% more than Barley.
  • Barley has 86 times more Selenium than Parsley. While Barley has 8.6µg of Selenium, Parsley has only 0.1µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Barley, pearled, cooked and Parsley, fresh.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Barley
3
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Contains less Sodium -94.6%
Contains more Manganese +61.9%
Contains more Selenium +8500%
Contains more Calcium +1154.5%
Contains more Iron +366.2%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Potassium +495.7%
Contains more Zinc +30.5%
Contains more Copper +41.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 58
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 50% 16% 24% 9% 1% 23% 35% 34% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50% 21% 1%
Contains less Sodium -94.6%
Contains more Manganese +61.9%
Contains more Selenium +8500%
Contains more Calcium +1154.5%
Contains more Iron +366.2%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Potassium +495.7%
Contains more Zinc +30.5%
Contains more Copper +41.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 58

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Barley
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +120242.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +7400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +196.3%
Contains more Folate +850%
Contains more Vitamin K +204900%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.086
Equal in Choline - 12.8
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 0% 21% 15% 39% 9% 27% 12% 0% 8% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 506% 15% 0% 444% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 114% 0% 7% 4100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +120242.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +7400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +196.3%
Contains more Folate +850%
Contains more Vitamin K +204900%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.086
Equal in Choline - 12.8

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Barley
1
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Contains more Carbs +345.8%
Contains more Protein +31.4%
Contains more Fats +79.5%
Contains more Water +27.5%
Contains more Other +685.7%
2% 28% 69%
Protein: 2.26 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 28.22 g
Water: 68.8 g
Other: 0.28 g
3% 6% 88% 2%
Protein: 2.97 g
Fats: 0.79 g
Carbs: 6.33 g
Water: 87.71 g
Other: 2.2 g
Contains more Carbs +345.8%
Contains more Protein +31.4%
Contains more Fats +79.5%
Contains more Water +27.5%
Contains more Other +685.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Barley
2
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Contains less Saturated Fat -29.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +72.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +417.5%
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.093 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.057 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.214 g
24% 54% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.132 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.124 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +72.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +417.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Barley Parsley
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Parsley Opinion
Net carbs 24.42g 3.03g Barley
Protein 2.26g 2.97g Parsley
Fats 0.44g 0.79g Parsley
Carbs 28.22g 6.33g Barley
Calories 123kcal 36kcal Barley
Sugar 0.28g 0.85g Barley
Fiber 3.8g 3.3g Barley
Calcium 11mg 138mg Parsley
Iron 1.33mg 6.2mg Parsley
Magnesium 22mg 50mg Parsley
Phosphorus 54mg 58mg Parsley
Potassium 93mg 554mg Parsley
Sodium 3mg 56mg Barley
Zinc 0.82mg 1.07mg Parsley
Copper 0.105mg 0.149mg Parsley
Manganese 0.259mg 0.16mg Barley
Selenium 8.6µg 0.1µg Barley
Vitamin A 7IU 8424IU Parsley
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 421µg Parsley
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.75mg Parsley
Vitamin C 0mg 133mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.083mg 0.086mg Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.062mg 0.098mg Parsley
Vitamin B3 2.063mg 1.313mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 0.4mg Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.115mg 0.09mg Barley
Folate 16µg 152µg Parsley
Choline 13.4mg 12.8mg Barley
Vitamin K 0.8µg 1640µg Parsley
Tryptophan 0.038mg 0.045mg Parsley
Threonine 0.077mg 0.122mg Parsley
Isoleucine 0.083mg 0.118mg Parsley
Leucine 0.154mg 0.204mg Parsley
Lysine 0.084mg 0.181mg Parsley
Methionine 0.043mg 0.042mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.127mg 0.145mg Parsley
Valine 0.111mg 0.172mg Parsley
Histidine 0.051mg 0.061mg Parsley
Saturated Fat 0.093g 0.132g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.057g 0.295g Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.214g 0.124g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Parsley
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Barley
408%
Parsley
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
24%
Barley
49%
Parsley

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Barley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170285/nutrients
  2. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/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.