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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
Barley
6
:
Contains more Iron +386.5%
Contains more Potassium +159.8%
Contains more Magnesium +392.6%
Contains more Copper +75.4%
Contains more Zinc +171.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.5%
Contains more Calcium +115.2%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 28% 22% 16% 20% 95% 28% 66% 1%
Contains more Iron +386.5%
Contains more Potassium +159.8%
Contains more Magnesium +392.6%
Contains more Copper +75.4%
Contains more Zinc +171.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.5%
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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +470%
Contains more Vitamin K +2100%
Contains more Folate +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.048
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% 0% 1% 0% 56% 12% 95% 41% 105% 0% 1% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +470%
Contains more Vitamin K +2100%
Contains more Folate +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +138.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.048

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
75%
Barley
45%
Semolina
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
81%
Semolina
Fats
11%
Barley
5%
Semolina

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Barley Semolina
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Semolina
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 contains less Sugars?
Semolina
Semolina contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Barley Semolina Opinion
Calories 354 374 Semolina
Protein 12.48 7.51 Barley
Fats 2.3 1.03 Barley
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 73.48 80.89 Semolina
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 0.74 Barley
Calcium 33 71 Semolina
Potassium 452 174 Barley
Magnesium 133 27 Barley
Sugars 0.8 0.33 Semolina
Fiber 17.3 1.8 Barley
Copper 0.498 0.284 Barley
Zinc 2.77 1.02 Barley
Starch 68.29 Semolina
Phosphorus 264 153 Barley
Sodium 12 2 Semolina
Vitamin A 22 0 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 0.03 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.224 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.05 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 5.048 Semolina
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.672 Semolina
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.452 Semolina
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 0.1 Barley
Folate 19 8 Barley
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.294 Semolina
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.258 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 0.322 Barley
Tryptophan 0.208 0.103 Barley
Threonine 0.424 0.271 Barley
Isoleucine 0.456 0.339 Barley
Leucine 0.848 0.656 Barley
Lysine 0.465 0.215 Barley
Methionine 0.24 0.183 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 0.398 Barley
Valine 0.612 0.47 Barley
Histidine 0.281 0.185 Barley
Fructose 0.02 Semolina

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.