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Barley vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Barley and Cinnamon

  • Barley has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2, however Cinnamon has more Manganese, Fiber, Calcium, Iron, and Vitamin K.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Cinnamon is 675% higher.
  • Cinnamon has 29 times less Vitamin B1 than Barley. Barley has 0.646mg of Vitamin B1, while Cinnamon has 0.022mg.

Food types used in this article are Barley, hulled and Spices, cinnamon, ground.

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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 Magnesium +121.7%
Contains more Copper +46.9%
Contains more Zinc +51.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.5%
Contains more Iron +131.1%
Contains more Calcium +2936.4%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Equal in Potassium - 431
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Contains more Magnesium +121.7%
Contains more Copper +46.9%
Contains more Zinc +51.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.5%
Contains more Iron +131.1%
Contains more Calcium +2936.4%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Equal in Potassium - 431

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +2836.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +595.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +245.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.3%
Contains more Folate +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1240.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +307%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27%
Contains more Vitamin K +1318.2%
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 13% 18% 47% 0% 6% 10% 25% 22% 37% 0% 78% 5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2836.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +595.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +245.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.3%
Contains more Folate +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1240.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +307%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27%
Contains more Vitamin K +1318.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Cinnamon Opinion
Calories 354kcal 247kcal Barley
Protein 12.48g 3.99g Barley
Fats 2.3g 1.24g Barley
Vitamin C 0mg 3.8mg Cinnamon
Net carbs 56.18g 27.49g Barley
Carbs 73.48g 80.59g Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 3.6mg 8.32mg Cinnamon
Calcium 33mg 1002mg Cinnamon
Potassium 452mg 431mg Barley
Magnesium 133mg 60mg Barley
Sugar 0.8g 2.17g Barley
Fiber 17.3g 53.1g Cinnamon
Copper 0.498mg 0.339mg Barley
Zinc 2.77mg 1.83mg Barley
Starch g g
Phosphorus 264mg 64mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 10mg Cinnamon
Vitamin A 22IU 295IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E 0.57mg 2.32mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.022mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.041mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 1.332mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.358mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.158mg Barley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.2µg 31.2µg Cinnamon
Folate 19µg 6µg Barley
Trans Fat g 0g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482g 0.345g Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.246g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 0.068g Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.049mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.136mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.146mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg 0.253mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg 0.243mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg 0.078mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.146mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg 0.224mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg 0.117mg Barley
Fructose g 1.11g Cinnamon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Cinnamon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
111
Cinnamon

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
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
11%
Barley
6%
Cinnamon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.137g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.37g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
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 stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Cinnamon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171320/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.