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Barley vs Tempeh - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Barley and Tempeh different?

  • Barley is richer in Vitamin B1, Manganese, Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Iron, and Vitamin B6, while Tempeh is higher in Selenium, and Calcium.
  • Barley covers your daily need of Selenium 69% more than Tempeh.
  • Barley contains 8 times more Vitamin B1 than Tempeh. Barley contains 0.646mg of Vitamin B1, while Tempeh contains 0.078mg.
  • Barley is lower in Saturated Fat.

Barley, hulled and Tempeh types were used in this article.

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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
4
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4
Tempeh
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +64.2%
Contains more Zinc +143%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Copper +12.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 266
Equal in Potassium - 412
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 102% 58% 114% 37% 2% 32% 187%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +64.2%
Contains more Zinc +143%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Copper +12.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 266
Equal in Potassium - 412

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
7
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3
Tempeh
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +728.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.6%
Contains more Folate +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.278
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% 0% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 18% 10% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +728.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.6%
Contains more Folate +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.278

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Tempeh Opinion
Net carbs 56.18g 7.64g Barley
Protein 12.48g 20.29g Tempeh
Fats 2.3g 10.8g Tempeh
Carbs 73.48g 7.64g Barley
Calories 354kcal 192kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.8g g Tempeh
Fiber 17.3g g Barley
Calcium 33mg 111mg Tempeh
Iron 3.6mg 2.7mg Barley
Magnesium 133mg 81mg Barley
Phosphorus 264mg 266mg Tempeh
Potassium 452mg 412mg Barley
Sodium 12mg 9mg Tempeh
Zinc 2.77mg 1.14mg Barley
Copper 0.498mg 0.56mg Tempeh
Vitamin A 22IU 0IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.57mg mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.646mg 0.078mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285mg 0.358mg Tempeh
Vitamin B3 4.604mg 2.64mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg 0.278mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318mg 0.215mg Barley
Folate 19µg 24µg Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.08µg Tempeh
Vitamin K 2.2µg µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.194mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg 0.796mg Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.456mg 0.88mg Tempeh
Leucine 0.848mg 1.43mg Tempeh
Lysine 0.465mg 0.908mg Tempeh
Methionine 0.24mg 0.175mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg 0.893mg Tempeh
Valine 0.612mg 0.92mg Tempeh
Histidine 0.281mg 0.466mg Tempeh
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482g 2.539g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 3.205g Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108g 4.3g Tempeh

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Barley Tempeh
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
20
Tempeh
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
70
Tempeh

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
122%
Tempeh
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
8%
Tempeh
Fats
11%
Barley
50%
Tempeh

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.057g)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/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.