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Barley vs Refried beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Barley and Refried beans?

  • Barley is richer than Refried beans in Manganese, Selenium, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Zinc.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Manganese is 72% more.
  • Barley has 13 times more Vitamin B3 than Refried beans. While Barley has 4.604mg of Vitamin B3, Refried beans have only 0.367mg.

We used Barley, hulled and Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity) 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
8
:
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Calcium +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +41.7%
Contains more Magnesium +280%
Contains more Copper +286%
Contains more Zinc +377.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +187%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 54% 9% 29% 25% 43% 16% 40% 49%
Contains more Iron +150%
Contains more Calcium +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +41.7%
Contains more Magnesium +280%
Contains more Copper +286%
Contains more Zinc +377.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +187%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +750%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +208.7%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.1
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 20% 0% 2% 0% 19% 19% 7% 12% 24% 0% 6% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +750%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +260.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +208.7%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin K - 2.1

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
10
Refried beans
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
33
Refried beans

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
30%
Refried beans
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
14%
Refried beans
Fats
11%
Barley
9%
Refried beans

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Refried beans
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?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.26g)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 358mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.149g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Refried beans Opinion
Calories 354 90 Barley
Protein 12.48 4.98 Barley
Fats 2.3 2.01 Barley
Vitamin C 0 6 Refried beans
Carbs 73.48 13.55 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 1.44 Barley
Calcium 33 29 Barley
Potassium 452 319 Barley
Magnesium 133 35 Barley
Sugar 0.8 0.54 Refried beans
Fiber 17.3 3.7 Barley
Copper 0.498 0.129 Barley
Zinc 2.77 0.58 Barley
Starch 7.43 Refried beans
Phosphorus 264 92 Barley
Sodium 12 370 Barley
Vitamin A 22 0 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 0.09 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.076 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.079 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 0.367 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.189 Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.103 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 2.1 Barley
Folate 19 11 Barley
Trans Fat 0.016 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.631 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.601 Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 0.543 Barley
Tryptophan 0.208 0.065 Barley
Threonine 0.424 0.231 Barley
Isoleucine 0.456 0.242 Barley
Leucine 0.848 0.438 Barley
Lysine 0.465 0.377 Barley
Methionine 0.24 0.083 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 0.297 Barley
Valine 0.612 0.287 Barley
Histidine 0.281 153 Refried beans
Fructose 0 Refried beans

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. Refried beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172438/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.