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

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
:
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 Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +26.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.278
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% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 10% 0% 18%
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 Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +26.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.278

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Tempeh
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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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