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Barley vs Soybean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Barley and Soybean

  • Barley has more Selenium, and Fiber, however Soybean has more Iron, Copper, Folate, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Potassium, Vitamin K, and Magnesium.
  • Soybean's daily need coverage for Iron is 151% more.
  • Barley has 2 times more Selenium than Soybean. Barley has 37.7µg of Selenium, while Soybean has 17.8µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Barley, hulled and Soybeans, mature seeds, raw.

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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
0
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Contains more Iron +336.1%
Contains more Calcium +739.4%
Contains more Potassium +297.6%
Contains more Magnesium +110.5%
Contains more Copper +232.9%
Contains more Zinc +76.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +166.7%
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 589% 84% 159% 200% 553% 134% 302% 1%
Contains more Iron +336.1%
Contains more Calcium +739.4%
Contains more Potassium +297.6%
Contains more Magnesium +110.5%
Contains more Copper +232.9%
Contains more Zinc +76.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +166.7%
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
1
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +183.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +205.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +181.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2036.4%
Contains more Folate +1873.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 22
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% 2% 17% 0% 219% 201% 31% 48% 87% 0% 118% 282%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +183.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +205.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +181.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +2036.4%
Contains more Folate +1873.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 22

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
85
Soybean
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
252
Soybean

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
219%
Soybean
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
30%
Soybean
Fats
11%
Barley
92%
Soybean

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

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Barley Soybean
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean
Soybean contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.53g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.402g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $1.9)
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 Soybean Opinion
Calories 354 446 Soybean
Protein 12.48 36.49 Soybean
Fats 2.3 19.94 Soybean
Vitamin C 0 6 Soybean
Carbs 73.48 30.16 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 15.7 Soybean
Calcium 33 277 Soybean
Potassium 452 1797 Soybean
Magnesium 133 280 Soybean
Sugar 0.8 7.33 Barley
Fiber 17.3 9.3 Barley
Copper 0.498 1.658 Soybean
Zinc 2.77 4.89 Soybean
Starch
Phosphorus 264 704 Soybean
Sodium 12 2 Soybean
Vitamin A 22 22
Vitamin E 0.57 0.85 Soybean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.874 Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.87 Soybean
Vitamin B3 4.604 1.623 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.793 Soybean
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.377 Soybean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 47 Soybean
Folate 19 375 Soybean
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482 2.884 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 4.404 Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 11.255 Soybean
Tryptophan 0.208 0.591 Soybean
Threonine 0.424 1.766 Soybean
Isoleucine 0.456 1.971 Soybean
Leucine 0.848 3.309 Soybean
Lysine 0.465 2.706 Soybean
Methionine 0.24 0.547 Soybean
Phenylalanine 0.7 2.122 Soybean
Valine 0.612 2.029 Soybean
Histidine 0.281 1.097 Soybean
Fructose

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. Soybean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174270/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.