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Barley vs. Triticale — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Barley and Triticale

  • Triticale is higher than Barley in Manganese, Phosphorus, Copper, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Iron, Folate, and Potassium.
  • Triticale covers your daily Manganese needs 128% more than Barley.

Food varieties used in this article are Barley, pearled, cooked and Triticale.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Iron +93.2%
Contains more Magnesium +490.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +563%
Contains more Potassium +257%
Contains more Zinc +320.7%
Contains more Copper +335.2%
Contains more Manganese +1139.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 50% 16% 24% 9% 1% 23% 35% 34% 47%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 97% 93% 154% 30% 1% 95% 153% 419% 0%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Iron +93.2%
Contains more Magnesium +490.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +563%
Contains more Potassium +257%
Contains more Zinc +320.7%
Contains more Copper +335.2%
Contains more Manganese +1139.4%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Barley
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +8900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +401.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +880%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Contains more Folate +356.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 0% 21% 15% 39% 9% 27% 12% 0% 8% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 19% 0% 0% 105% 31% 27% 80% 32% 55% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +8900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +401.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +880%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Contains more Folate +356.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +554.6%
Contains more Protein +477.4%
Contains more Fats +375%
Contains more Carbs +155.6%
Contains more Other +692.9%
2% 28% 69%
Protein: 2.26 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 28.22 g
Water: 68.8 g
Other: 0.28 g
13% 2% 72% 11% 2%
Protein: 13.05 g
Fats: 2.09 g
Carbs: 72.13 g
Water: 10.51 g
Other: 2.22 g
Contains more Water +554.6%
Contains more Protein +477.4%
Contains more Fats +375%
Contains more Carbs +155.6%
Contains more Other +692.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +270.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +326.6%
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.093 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.057 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.214 g
25% 14% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.366 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.211 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.913 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +270.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +326.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Barley Triticale
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barley Triticale Opinion
Net carbs 24.42g 72.13g Triticale
Protein 2.26g 13.05g Triticale
Fats 0.44g 2.09g Triticale
Carbs 28.22g 72.13g Triticale
Calories 123kcal 336kcal Triticale
Sugar 0.28g Triticale
Fiber 3.8g Barley
Calcium 11mg 37mg Triticale
Iron 1.33mg 2.57mg Triticale
Magnesium 22mg 130mg Triticale
Phosphorus 54mg 358mg Triticale
Potassium 93mg 332mg Triticale
Sodium 3mg 5mg Barley
Zinc 0.82mg 3.45mg Triticale
Copper 0.105mg 0.457mg Triticale
Manganese 0.259mg 3.21mg Triticale
Selenium 8.6µg Barley
Vitamin A 7IU 0IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.9mg Triticale
Vitamin B1 0.083mg 0.416mg Triticale
Vitamin B2 0.062mg 0.134mg Triticale
Vitamin B3 2.063mg 1.43mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.135mg 1.323mg Triticale
Vitamin B6 0.115mg 0.138mg Triticale
Folate 16µg 73µg Triticale
Choline 13.4mg Barley
Vitamin K 0.8µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.038mg 0.157mg Triticale
Threonine 0.077mg 0.405mg Triticale
Isoleucine 0.083mg 0.479mg Triticale
Leucine 0.154mg 0.911mg Triticale
Lysine 0.084mg 0.365mg Triticale
Methionine 0.043mg 0.204mg Triticale
Phenylalanine 0.127mg 0.638mg Triticale
Valine 0.111mg 0.609mg Triticale
Histidine 0.051mg 0.311mg Triticale
Saturated Fat 0.093g 0.366g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.057g 0.211g Triticale
Polyunsaturated fat 0.214g 0.913g Triticale

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barley Triticale
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Barley
27%
Triticale
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
24%
Barley
105%
Triticale

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Triticale
Triticale is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.28g)
Which food is cheaper?
Triticale
Triticale is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Triticale
Triticale is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.273g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Barley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170285/nutrients
  2. Triticale - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169718/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.