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Barley vs Pigeon pea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Barley and Pigeon pea

  • Barley has more Selenium, and Vitamin B3, however Pigeon pea is higher in Folate, Copper, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Calcium.
  • Pigeon pea covers your daily Folate needs 109% more than Barley.
  • Pigeon pea contains 5 times less Selenium than Barley. Barley contains 37.7µg of Selenium, while Pigeon pea contains 8.2µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Barley, hulled and Pigeon peas (red gram), mature seeds, 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
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Iron +45.3%
Contains more Calcium +293.9%
Contains more Potassium +208%
Contains more Magnesium +37.6%
Contains more Copper +112.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 197% 39% 123% 131% 353% 76% 158% 3%
Contains less Sodium -29.4%
Contains more Iron +45.3%
Contains more Calcium +293.9%
Contains more Potassium +208%
Contains more Magnesium +37.6%
Contains more Copper +112.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +39%
Equal in Zinc - 2.76

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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Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348.9%
Contains more Folate +2300%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643
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% 161% 44% 56% 76% 66% 0% 0% 342%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348.9%
Contains more Folate +2300%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.643

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
62
Pigeon pea
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
134
Pigeon pea

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
130%
Pigeon pea
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
63%
Pigeon pea
Fats
11%
Barley
7%
Pigeon pea

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

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Barley Pigeon pea
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 is lower in Sugar?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.152g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is cheaper?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pigeon pea
Pigeon pea is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Pigeon pea Opinion
Calories 354 343 Barley
Protein 12.48 21.7 Pigeon pea
Fats 2.3 1.49 Barley
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 73.48 62.78 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 5.23 Pigeon pea
Calcium 33 130 Pigeon pea
Potassium 452 1392 Pigeon pea
Magnesium 133 183 Pigeon pea
Sugar 0.8 Pigeon pea
Fiber 17.3 15 Barley
Copper 0.498 1.057 Pigeon pea
Zinc 2.77 2.76 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 264 367 Pigeon pea
Sodium 12 17 Barley
Vitamin A 22 28 Pigeon pea
Vitamin E 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.643 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.187 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 2.965 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 1.266 Pigeon pea
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.283 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folate 19 456 Pigeon pea
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.33 Pigeon pea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.012 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 0.814 Barley
Tryptophan 0.208 0.212 Pigeon pea
Threonine 0.424 0.767 Pigeon pea
Isoleucine 0.456 0.785 Pigeon pea
Leucine 0.848 1.549 Pigeon pea
Lysine 0.465 1.521 Pigeon pea
Methionine 0.24 0.243 Pigeon pea
Phenylalanine 0.7 1.858 Pigeon pea
Valine 0.612 0.937 Pigeon pea
Histidine 0.281 0.774 Pigeon pea
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. Pigeon pea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172436/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.