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Barley vs Khorasan wheat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Barley and Khorasan wheat

  • Barley has more Fiber, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1, however Khorasan wheat has more Selenium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Zinc.
  • Khorasan wheat's daily need coverage for Selenium is 80% more.
  • Barley has 2 times more Fiber than Khorasan wheat. Barley has 17.3g of Fiber, while Khorasan wheat has 11.1g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Barley, hulled and Wheat, KAMUT khorasan, uncooked.

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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 Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +12.2%
Contains more Zinc +32.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Equal in Iron - 3.77
Equal in Magnesium - 130
Equal in Copper - 0.506
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 142% 7% 36% 93% 169% 101% 156% 1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +12.2%
Contains more Zinc +32.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Equal in Iron - 3.77
Equal in Magnesium - 130
Equal in Copper - 0.506

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
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +236.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.61
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% 1% 13% 0% 142% 43% 120% 57% 60% 0% 5% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +236.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.61

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
36
Khorasan wheat
Mineral Summary Score
80
Barley
88
Khorasan wheat

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
87%
Khorasan wheat
Carbohydrates
73%
Barley
71%
Khorasan wheat
Fats
11%
Barley
10%
Khorasan wheat

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

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Barley Khorasan wheat
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.286g)
Which food is cheaper?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.04g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
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 Khorasan wheat Opinion
Calories 354 337 Barley
Protein 12.48 14.54 Khorasan wheat
Fats 2.3 2.13 Barley
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 73.48 70.58 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Barley
Iron 3.6 3.77 Khorasan wheat
Calcium 33 22 Barley
Potassium 452 403 Barley
Magnesium 133 130 Barley
Sugar 0.8 7.84 Barley
Fiber 17.3 11.1 Barley
Copper 0.498 0.506 Khorasan wheat
Zinc 2.77 3.68 Khorasan wheat
Starch 52.41 Khorasan wheat
Phosphorus 264 364 Khorasan wheat
Sodium 12 5 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin A 22 10 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 0.61 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin D 0 Barley
Vitamin B1 0.646 0.566 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.285 0.184 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.604 6.375 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B5 0.282 0.949 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B6 0.318 0.259 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 Barley
Vitamin K 2.2 1.8 Barley
Folate 19 Barley
Trans Fat 0.005 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.482 0.196 Khorasan wheat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295 0.213 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.108 0.621 Barley
Tryptophan 0.208 0.13 Barley
Threonine 0.424 0.442 Khorasan wheat
Isoleucine 0.456 0.566 Khorasan wheat
Leucine 0.848 1.112 Khorasan wheat
Lysine 0.465 0.416 Barley
Methionine 0.24 0.251 Khorasan wheat
Phenylalanine 0.7 0.772 Khorasan wheat
Valine 0.612 0.687 Khorasan wheat
Histidine 0.281 0.379 Khorasan wheat
Fructose 0.11 Khorasan wheat

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. Khorasan wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169743/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.