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Barley vs Spaghetti - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Barley and Spaghetti

  • Spaghetti has less Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Selenium.
  • Barley covers your daily Manganese needs 70% more than Spaghetti.
  • Spaghetti contains 32 times less Vitamin B1 than Barley. Barley contains 0.646mg of Vitamin B1, while Spaghetti contains 0.02mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Barley, hulled and Pasta, cooked, unenriched, without 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 +371.4%
Contains more Iron +620%
Contains more Magnesium +638.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +355.2%
Contains more Potassium +927.3%
Contains more Zinc +443.1%
Contains more Copper +398%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 19% 13% 25% 4% 1% 14% 34%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Iron +620%
Contains more Magnesium +638.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +355.2%
Contains more Potassium +927.3%
Contains more Zinc +443.1%
Contains more Copper +398%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%

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
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3130%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1325%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1051%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +151.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +549%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 2% 0% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 6% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +850%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3130%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1325%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1051%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +151.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +549%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Spaghetti Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 29.06g Barley
Protein 12.48g 5.8g Barley
Fats 2.3g 0.93g Barley
Carbs 73.48g 30.86g Barley
Calories 354kcal 158kcal Barley
Starch g 26.01g Spaghetti
Fructose g 0.03g Spaghetti
Sugar 0.8g 0.56g Spaghetti
Fiber 17.3g 1.8g Barley
Calcium 33mg 7mg Barley
Iron 3.6mg 0.5mg Barley
Magnesium 133mg 18mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 58mg Barley
Potassium 452mg 44mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 1mg Spaghetti
Zinc 2.77mg 0.51mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.1mg Barley
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.06mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.02mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.02mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 0.4mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.112mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.049mg Barley
Folate 19µg 7µg Barley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 0µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.083mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.206mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.228mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg 0.44mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg 0.133mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg 0.065mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.297mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg 0.262mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg 0.132mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.176g Spaghetti
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.131g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 0.326g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Spaghetti
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
3
Spaghetti
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
14
Spaghetti

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
35%
Spaghetti
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
31%
Spaghetti
Fats
11%
Barley
4%
Spaghetti

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.24g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spaghetti
Spaghetti is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.306g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 21)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
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
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Spaghetti - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168928/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.