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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 Iron +620%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Potassium +927.3%
Contains more Magnesium +638.9%
Contains more Copper +398%
Contains more Zinc +443.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +355.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 3% 4% 13% 34% 14% 25% 1%
Contains more Iron +620%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Potassium +927.3%
Contains more Magnesium +638.9%
Contains more Copper +398%
Contains more Zinc +443.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +355.2%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
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% 2% 0% 5% 5% 8% 7% 12% 0% 0% 6%
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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +171.4%

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 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

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Barley Spaghetti
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.