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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
Barley
5
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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%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
75%
Barley
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
11%
Barley
6%
Cinnamon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
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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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 contains less Sugars?
Barley
Barley contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Barley Cinnamon Opinion
Calories 354 247 Barley
Protein 12.48 3.99 Barley
Fats 2.3 1.24 Barley
Vitamin C 0 3.8 Cinnamon
Carbs 73.48 80.59 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 8.32 Cinnamon
Calcium 33 1002 Cinnamon
Potassium 452 431 Barley
Magnesium 133 60 Barley
Sugars 0.8 2.17 Barley
Fiber 17.3 53.1 Cinnamon
Copper 0.498 0.339 Barley
Zinc 2.77 1.83 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 264 64 Barley
Sodium 12 10 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 22 295 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 0.57 2.32 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.022 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.041 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 1.332 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.358 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.158 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 31.2 Cinnamon
Folate 19 6 Barley
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.345 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.246 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 0.068 Barley
Tryptophan 0.208 0.049 Barley
Threonine 0.424 0.136 Barley
Isoleucine 0.456 0.146 Barley
Leucine 0.848 0.253 Barley
Lysine 0.465 0.243 Barley
Methionine 0.24 0.078 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 0.146 Barley
Valine 0.612 0.224 Barley
Histidine 0.281 0.117 Barley
Fructose 1.11 Cinnamon

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 of 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.