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Basil vs. Barley flour — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Basil and Barley flour

  • Basil has more Vitamin K, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, and Folate, however, Barley flour has more Selenium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin K from Basil is 344% higher.

Food types used in this article are Basil, fresh and Barley flour or meal.

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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 more Calcium +453.1%
Contains more Iron +18.3%
Contains more Copper +12.2%
Contains more Manganese +11%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +428.6%
Contains more Zinc +146.9%
Contains more Selenium +12466.7%
Equal in Potassium - 309
Equal in Sodium - 4
Equal in Manganese - 1.034
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129% 150% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 101% 69% 127% 28% 1% 55% 115% 135% 206%
Contains more Calcium +453.1%
Contains more Iron +18.3%
Contains more Copper +12.2%
Contains more Manganese +11%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +428.6%
Contains more Zinc +146.9%
Contains more Selenium +12466.7%
Equal in Potassium - 309
Equal in Sodium - 4
Equal in Manganese - 1.034

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.
Basil
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.1%
Contains more Folate +750%
Contains more Vitamin K +18754.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +988.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +595%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +155.5%
Contains more Choline +231.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 317% 16% 0% 60% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 51% 0% 7% 1037%
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% 12% 0% 0% 93% 27% 118% 9% 92% 6% 0% 21% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.1%
Contains more Folate +750%
Contains more Vitamin K +18754.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +988.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +595%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +155.5%
Contains more Choline +231.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +660.2%
Contains more Other +18.1%
Contains more Protein +233.3%
Contains more Fats +150%
Contains more Carbs +2712.1%
3% 3% 92%
Protein: 3.15 g
Fats: 0.64 g
Carbs: 2.65 g
Water: 92.06 g
Other: 1.5 g
11% 75% 12%
Protein: 10.5 g
Fats: 1.6 g
Carbs: 74.52 g
Water: 12.11 g
Other: 1.27 g
Contains more Water +660.2%
Contains more Other +18.1%
Contains more Protein +233.3%
Contains more Fats +150%
Contains more Carbs +2712.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +133%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +98.2%
8% 17% 75%
Saturated Fat: 0.041 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.088 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.389 g
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.335 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.205 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.771 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -87.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +133%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +98.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Basil Barley flour Opinion
Net carbs 1.05g 64.42g Barley flour
Protein 3.15g 10.5g Barley flour
Fats 0.64g 1.6g Barley flour
Carbs 2.65g 74.52g Barley flour
Calories 23kcal 345kcal Barley flour
Fructose 0.02g Basil
Sugar 0.3g 0.8g Basil
Fiber 1.6g 10.1g Barley flour
Calcium 177mg 32mg Basil
Iron 3.17mg 2.68mg Basil
Magnesium 64mg 96mg Barley flour
Phosphorus 56mg 296mg Barley flour
Potassium 295mg 309mg Barley flour
Sodium 4mg 4mg
Zinc 0.81mg 2mg Barley flour
Copper 0.385mg 0.343mg Basil
Manganese 1.148mg 1.034mg Basil
Selenium 0.3µg 37.7µg Barley flour
Vitamin A 5275IU 0IU Basil
Vitamin A RAE 264µg 0µg Basil
Vitamin E 0.8mg 0.57mg Basil
Vitamin C 18mg 0mg Basil
Vitamin B1 0.034mg 0.37mg Barley flour
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 0.114mg Barley flour
Vitamin B3 0.902mg 6.269mg Barley flour
Vitamin B5 0.209mg 0.145mg Basil
Vitamin B6 0.155mg 0.396mg Barley flour
Folate 68µg 8µg Basil
Choline 11.4mg 37.8mg Barley flour
Vitamin K 414.8µg 2.2µg Basil
Tryptophan 0.039mg 0.175mg Barley flour
Threonine 0.104mg 0.356mg Barley flour
Isoleucine 0.104mg 0.383mg Barley flour
Leucine 0.191mg 0.713mg Barley flour
Lysine 0.11mg 0.391mg Barley flour
Methionine 0.036mg 0.202mg Barley flour
Phenylalanine 0.13mg 0.589mg Barley flour
Valine 0.127mg 0.515mg Barley flour
Histidine 0.051mg 0.236mg Barley flour
Saturated Fat 0.041g 0.335g Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088g 0.205g Barley flour
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389g 0.771g Barley flour

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Basil Barley flour
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
121%
Basil
29%
Barley flour
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
Basil
84%
Barley flour

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Basil
Basil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.5g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.294g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley flour
Barley flour is cheaper (difference - $2.8)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (4 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (70)
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.
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. Basil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/nutrients
  2. Barley flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169739/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.