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Barley vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Barley and Cayenne pepper

  • Barley has more Selenium, however Cayenne pepper is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin B2, Potassium and Fiber.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily Vitamin A needs 231% more than Barley.
  • Cayenne pepper contains 4 times less Selenium than Barley. Barley contains 37.7µg of Selenium, while Cayenne pepper contains 8.8µg.

Food varieties used in this article are Barley, hulled and Spices, pepper, red or cayenne.

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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
3
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Contains more Copper +33.5%
Contains more Zinc +11.7%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Iron +116.7%
Contains more Calcium +348.5%
Contains more Potassium +345.6%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains more Copper +33.5%
Contains more Zinc +11.7%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Iron +116.7%
Contains more Calcium +348.5%
Contains more Potassium +345.6%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%

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
2
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +189036.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +5133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +670.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +3550%
Contains more Folate +457.9%
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 255% 2497% 597% 0% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 0% 201% 80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +189036.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +5133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +670.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +3550%
Contains more Folate +457.9%

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
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
118
Cayenne pepper

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
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
11%
Barley
80%
Cayenne pepper

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 Cayenne pepper
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Cayenne pepper
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 richer in minerals?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Barley
Barley contains less Sugars (difference - 9.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.778g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 354 318 Barley
Protein 12.48 12.01 Barley
Fats 2.3 17.27 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 0 76.4 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 73.48 56.63 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.6 7.8 Cayenne pepper
Calcium 33 148 Cayenne pepper
Potassium 452 2014 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 133 152 Cayenne pepper
Sugars 0.8 10.34 Barley
Fiber 17.3 27.2 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.498 0.373 Barley
Zinc 2.77 2.48 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 264 293 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 12 30 Barley
Vitamin A 22 41610 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 0.57 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.328 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.919 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 4.604 8.701 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.282 Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folate 19 106 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.482 3.26 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 2.75 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 8.37 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.424 Barley
Isoleucine 0.456 Barley
Leucine 0.848 Barley
Lysine 0.465 Barley
Methionine 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 Barley
Valine 0.612 Barley
Histidine 0.281 Barley
Fructose

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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.