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Barley vs Semolina - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Barley and Semolina

  • The amount of Fiber, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B2, Zinc, and Phosphorus in Barley is higher than in Semolina.
  • Barley covers your daily Fiber needs 62% more than Semolina.
  • Semolina has 6 times less Vitamin B2 than Barley. Barley has 0.285mg of Vitamin B2, while Semolina has 0.05mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Barley, hulled and Rice, white, long-grain, parboiled, unenriched, dry.

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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 Iron +386.5%
Contains more Magnesium +392.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.5%
Contains more Potassium +159.8%
Contains more Zinc +171.6%
Contains more Copper +75.4%
Contains more Calcium +115.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 28% 20% 66% 16% 1% 28% 95%
Contains more Iron +386.5%
Contains more Magnesium +392.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.5%
Contains more Potassium +159.8%
Contains more Zinc +171.6%
Contains more Copper +75.4%
Contains more Calcium +115.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +470%
Contains more Folate +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.048
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% 56% 12% 95% 41% 105% 6% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +470%
Contains more Folate +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.048

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 Semolina
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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Semolina Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 79.09g Semolina
Protein 12.48g 7.51g Barley
Fats 2.3g 1.03g Barley
Carbs 73.48g 80.89g Semolina
Calories 354kcal 374kcal Semolina
Starch g 68.29g Semolina
Fructose g 0.02g Semolina
Sugar 0.8g 0.33g Semolina
Fiber 17.3g 1.8g Barley
Calcium 33mg 71mg Semolina
Iron 3.6mg 0.74mg Barley
Magnesium 133mg 27mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 153mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 174mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 2mg Semolina
Zinc 2.77mg 1.02mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.284mg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.03mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.224mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.05mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 5.048mg Semolina
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.672mg Semolina
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.452mg Semolina
Folate 19µg 8µg Barley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 0.1µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.103mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.271mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.339mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg 0.656mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg 0.215mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg 0.183mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.398mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg 0.47mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg 0.185mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.294g Semolina
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.258g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 0.322g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Semolina
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
26
Semolina
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
34
Semolina

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
45%
Semolina
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
81%
Semolina
Fats
11%
Barley
5%
Semolina

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Semolina
Semolina is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.47g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Semolina
Semolina contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Semolina
Semolina is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.188g)
Which food is cheaper?
Semolina
Semolina is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 26)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
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. Semolina - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169758/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.