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Barley vs Porridge - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Barley and Porridge?

  • Barley is richer than Porridge in Manganese, Fiber, Selenium, Copper, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Manganese is 84% more.
  • Barley has 35 times more Fiber than Porridge. While Barley has 17.3g of Fiber, Porridge has only 0.5g.

We used Barley, hulled and Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, regular (10 minute), cooked with water, without salt 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
Contains more Magnesium +2560%
Contains more Phosphorus +1660%
Contains more Potassium +2725%
Contains more Zinc +2030.8%
Contains more Copper +1145%
Contains more Calcium +163.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Iron - 3.74
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 27% 141% 4% 7% 2% 1% 4% 14%
Contains more Magnesium +2560%
Contains more Phosphorus +1660%
Contains more Potassium +2725%
Contains more Zinc +2030.8%
Contains more Copper +1145%
Contains more Calcium +163.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Iron - 3.74

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
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1074.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1040%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +785.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2346.2%
Contains more Folate +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2100%
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 0% 1% 0% 0% 14% 6% 10% 5% 3% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1074.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1040%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +785.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2346.2%
Contains more Folate +58.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2100%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Porridge Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 10.02g Barley
Protein 12.48g 1.44g Barley
Fats 2.3g 0.21g Barley
Carbs 73.48g 10.52g Barley
Calories 354kcal 50kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.8g 0.03g Porridge
Fiber 17.3g 0.5g Barley
Calcium 33mg 87mg Porridge
Iron 3.6mg 3.74mg Porridge
Magnesium 133mg 5mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 15mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 16mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 6mg Porridge
Zinc 2.77mg 0.13mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.04mg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.02mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.055mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.025mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 0.52mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.071mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.013mg Barley
Folate 19µg 12µg Barley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 0.1µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.02mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.045mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.063mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg 0.11mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg 0.037mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg 0.027mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.078mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg 0.07mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg 0.033mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.033g Porridge
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.028g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 0.114g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Porridge
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
4
Porridge
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
24
Porridge

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
9%
Porridge
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
11%
Porridge
Fats
11%
Barley
1%
Porridge

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.77g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Porridge
Porridge contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.449g)
Which food is cheaper?
Porridge
Porridge is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Porridge - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171657/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.