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Barley vs Seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Barley and Seed

  • The amount of Phosphorus, Fiber, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Zinc in Seed is higher than in Barley.
  • Seed covers your daily Phosphorus needs 85% more than Barley.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Barley, hulled and Seeds, chia seeds, dried.

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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
Seed
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Calcium +1812.1%
Contains more Iron +114.4%
Contains more Magnesium +151.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +225.8%
Contains more Zinc +65.3%
Contains more Copper +85.5%
Equal in Potassium - 407
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Calcium +1812.1%
Contains more Iron +114.4%
Contains more Magnesium +151.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +225.8%
Contains more Zinc +65.3%
Contains more Copper +85.5%
Equal in Potassium - 407

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
7
:
4
Seed
Contains more Vitamin E +14%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.8%
Contains more Folate +157.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.62
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 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +14%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.8%
Contains more Folate +157.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.62

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Seed Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 7.72g Barley
Protein 12.48g 16.54g Seed
Fats 2.3g 30.74g Seed
Carbs 73.48g 42.12g Barley
Calories 354kcal 486kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.8g g Seed
Fiber 17.3g 34.4g Seed
Calcium 33mg 631mg Seed
Iron 3.6mg 7.72mg Seed
Magnesium 133mg 335mg Seed
Phosphorus 264mg 860mg Seed
Potassium 452mg 407mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 16mg Barley
Zinc 2.77mg 4.58mg Seed
Copper 0.498mg 0.924mg Seed
Vitamin A 22IU 54IU Seed
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.5mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU IU Barley
Vitamin D 0µg µg Barley
Vitamin C 0mg 1.6mg Seed
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.62mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.17mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 8.83mg Seed
Vitamin B5 0.282mg mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318mg mg Barley
Folate 19µg 49µg Seed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.436mg Seed
Threonine 0.424mg 0.709mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.801mg Seed
Leucine 0.848mg 1.371mg Seed
Lysine 0.465mg 0.97mg Seed
Methionine 0.24mg 0.588mg Seed
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 1.016mg Seed
Valine 0.612mg 0.95mg Seed
Histidine 0.281mg 0.531mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0.14g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482g 3.33g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 2.309g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 23.665g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Seed
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
35
Seed
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
195
Seed

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
99%
Seed
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
42%
Seed
Fats
11%
Barley
142%
Seed

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.848g)
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.

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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.