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Barley vs Spätzle - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Barley and Spätzle

  • Spätzle contains less Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Vitamin B6 than Barley.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Barley is 71% higher.
  • Spätzle has 22 times less Vitamin B1 than Barley. Barley has 0.646mg of Vitamin B1, while Spätzle has 0.03mg.

Food types used in this article are Barley, hulled and Noodles, egg, cooked, unenriched, with added salt.

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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 Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Magnesium +533.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +247.4%
Contains more Potassium +1089.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Zinc +326.2%
Contains more Copper +408.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 23% 15% 33% 4% 22% 18% 33%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Magnesium +533.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +247.4%
Contains more Potassium +1089.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Zinc +326.2%
Contains more Copper +408.2%

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
10
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Contains more Vitamin E +235.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2053.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1325%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1051%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +591.3%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.263
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 2% 4% 0% 0% 8% 5% 8% 16% 11% 6% 12% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +235.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2053.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1325%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1051%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +591.3%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin A - 21
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.263

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Spätzle Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 23.96g Barley
Protein 12.48g 4.54g Barley
Fats 2.3g 2.07g Barley
Carbs 73.48g 25.16g Barley
Calories 354kcal 138kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Spätzle
Sugar 0.8g 0.4g Spätzle
Fiber 17.3g 1.2g Barley
Calcium 33mg 12mg Barley
Iron 3.6mg 0.6mg Barley
Magnesium 133mg 21mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 76mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 38mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 165mg Barley
Zinc 2.77mg 0.65mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.098mg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 21IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.17mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU IU Barley
Vitamin D 0µg µg Barley
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.03mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.02mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 0.4mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.263mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.046mg Barley
Folate 19µg 7µg Barley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.09µg Spätzle
Vitamin K 2.2µg 0µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.043mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.138mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.19mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg 0.365mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg 0.137mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg 0.086mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.24mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg 0.22mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg 0.121mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 29mg Barley
Trans Fat g 0.029g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.419g Spätzle
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.581g Spätzle
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 0.552g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Barley Spätzle
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
6
Spätzle
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
19
Spätzle

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
27%
Spätzle
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
25%
Spätzle
Fats
11%
Barley
10%
Spätzle

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.4g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.063g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spätzle
Spätzle is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Spätzle
Spätzle is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 153mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Barley
Barley is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
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

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. Spätzle - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169762/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.