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Broad bean vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Broad bean and Barley?

  • Broad bean is higher in Folate, and Vitamin K, yet Barley is higher in Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Selenium is 67% more.
  • Broad bean has 19 times more Vitamin K than Barley. While Broad bean has 40.9µg of Vitamin K, Barley has only 2.2µg.

We used Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Barley, hulled types 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
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Iron +132.3%
Contains more Magnesium +303%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.7%
Contains more Potassium +36.1%
Contains less Sodium -52%
Contains more Zinc +177%
Contains more Copper +23.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Iron +132.3%
Contains more Magnesium +303%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.7%
Contains more Potassium +36.1%
Contains less Sodium -52%
Contains more Zinc +177%
Contains more Copper +23.9%

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 A +1413.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +678.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1759.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +385.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +205.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.285
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1413.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +678.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +1759.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +385.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +205.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.285

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Barley Opinion
Net carbs 10.13g 56.18g Barley
Protein 7.92g 12.48g Barley
Fats 0.73g 2.3g Barley
Carbs 17.63g 73.48g Barley
Calories 88kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.21g 0.8g Barley
Fiber 7.5g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 37mg 33mg Broad bean
Iron 1.55mg 3.6mg Barley
Magnesium 33mg 133mg Barley
Phosphorus 129mg 264mg Barley
Potassium 332mg 452mg Barley
Sodium 25mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 1mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 0.402mg 0.498mg Barley
Vitamin A 333IU 22IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16mg 0.57mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.7mg 0mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.133mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.285mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.282mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0.318mg Barley
Folate 148µg 19µg Broad bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 40.9µg 2.2µg Broad bean
Tryptophan mg 0.208mg Barley
Threonine mg 0.424mg Barley
Isoleucine mg 0.456mg Barley
Leucine mg 0.848mg Barley
Lysine mg 0.465mg Barley
Methionine mg 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine mg 0.7mg Barley
Valine mg 0.612mg Barley
Histidine mg 0.281mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.118g 0.482g Broad bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104g 0.295g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342g 1.108g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Barley
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
37
Broad bean
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad 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
48%
Broad bean
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
73%
Barley
Fats
3%
Broad bean
11%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Broad bean
Broad bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.364g)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.41g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley 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.

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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.