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Adzuki bean vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Adzuki bean and Barley

  • Adzuki bean has more Folate, Copper, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Zinc, Iron, and Phosphorus, however Barley is higher in Selenium, Fiber, and Vitamin B1.
  • Adzuki bean covers your daily Folate needs 151% more than Barley.
  • Barley contains 5 times less Vitamin B5 than Adzuki bean. Adzuki bean contains 1.471mg of Vitamin B5, while Barley contains 0.282mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Beans, adzuki, mature seeds, raw and Barley, hulled.

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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
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Barley
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +177.4%
Contains more Copper +119.7%
Contains more Zinc +81.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.3%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 133
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 187% 20% 111% 91% 365% 138% 164% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +177.4%
Contains more Copper +119.7%
Contains more Zinc +81.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.3%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 133

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
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Barley
Contains more Vitamin B5 +421.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.4%
Contains more Folate +3173.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.318
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% 0% 0% 114% 51% 50% 89% 81% 0% 0% 467%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +421.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.4%
Contains more Folate +3173.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.318

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
71
Adzuki bean
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
134
Adzuki bean
80
Barley

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
119%
Adzuki bean
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
63%
Adzuki bean
73%
Barley
Fats
2%
Adzuki bean
11%
Barley

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.
Adzuki bean Barley
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Adzuki bean Barley
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 cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.291g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean is relatively richer in minerals
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Adzuki bean Barley Opinion
Calories 329 354 Barley
Protein 19.87 12.48 Adzuki bean
Fats 0.53 2.3 Barley
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 62.9 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.98 3.6 Adzuki bean
Calcium 66 33 Adzuki bean
Potassium 1254 452 Adzuki bean
Magnesium 127 133 Barley
Sugar 0.8 Adzuki bean
Fiber 12.7 17.3 Barley
Copper 1.094 0.498 Adzuki bean
Zinc 5.04 2.77 Adzuki bean
Starch
Phosphorus 381 264 Adzuki bean
Sodium 5 12 Adzuki bean
Vitamin A 17 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.455 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.22 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 2.63 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 1.471 0.282 Adzuki bean
Vitamin B6 0.351 0.318 Adzuki bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folate 622 19 Adzuki bean
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.191 0.482 Adzuki bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05 0.295 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113 1.108 Barley
Tryptophan 0.191 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.674 0.424 Adzuki bean
Isoleucine 0.791 0.456 Adzuki bean
Leucine 1.668 0.848 Adzuki bean
Lysine 1.497 0.465 Adzuki bean
Methionine 0.21 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 1.052 0.7 Adzuki bean
Valine 1.023 0.612 Adzuki bean
Histidine 0.524 0.281 Adzuki bean
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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. Adzuki bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173727/nutrients
  2. Barley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170283/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.