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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
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Barley
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Iron +132.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.1%
Contains more Magnesium +303%
Contains more Copper +23.9%
Contains more Zinc +177%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.7%
Contains less Sodium -52%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 12% 30% 24% 134% 28% 56% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Calcium +12.1%
Contains more Iron +132.3%
Contains more Potassium +36.1%
Contains more Magnesium +303%
Contains more Copper +23.9%
Contains more Zinc +177%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.7%
Contains less Sodium -52%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1413.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1759.1%
Contains more Folate +678.9%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 20% 24% 0% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 0% 103% 111%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1413.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +1759.1%
Contains more Folate +678.9%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Broad 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.