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Black gram vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Black gram and Barley?

  • Black gram is higher in Copper, Iron, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium, yet Barley is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Manganese.
  • Black gram's daily need coverage for Copper is 54% more.
  • Black gram has 11 times more Folate than Barley. While Black gram has 216µg of Folate, Barley has only 19µg.

We used Mungo beans, mature seeds, 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 Iron +110.3%
Contains more Calcium +318.2%
Contains more Potassium +117.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100.8%
Contains more Copper +97%
Contains more Zinc +20.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.6%
Contains less Sodium -68.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 284% 42% 87% 191% 327% 92% 163% 5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Iron +110.3%
Contains more Calcium +318.2%
Contains more Potassium +117.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100.8%
Contains more Copper +97%
Contains more Zinc +20.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.6%
Contains less Sodium -68.4%

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 +221.3%
Contains more Folate +1036.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +136.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.2%
Equal in Vitamin A - 22
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% 69% 59% 28% 55% 65% 0% 0% 162%
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 +221.3%
Contains more Folate +1036.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +136.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.2%
Equal in Vitamin A - 22

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
Black gram
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
149
Black gram
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
151%
Black gram
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
59%
Black gram
73%
Barley
Fats
8%
Black gram
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.
Black gram Barley
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Black gram 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 Sugar?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black gram
Black gram is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.368g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black gram
Black gram is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1.5)
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 Black gram Barley Opinion
Calories 341 354 Barley
Protein 25.21 12.48 Black gram
Fats 1.64 2.3 Barley
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 58.99 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.57 3.6 Black gram
Calcium 138 33 Black gram
Potassium 983 452 Black gram
Magnesium 267 133 Black gram
Sugar 0.8 Black gram
Fiber 18.3 17.3 Black gram
Copper 0.981 0.498 Black gram
Zinc 3.35 2.77 Black gram
Starch
Phosphorus 379 264 Black gram
Sodium 38 12 Barley
Vitamin A 23 22 Black gram
Vitamin E 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.273 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.254 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 1.447 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.906 0.282 Black gram
Vitamin B6 0.281 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folate 216 19 Black gram
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.114 0.482 Black gram
Monounsaturated Fat 0.085 0.295 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 1.071 1.108 Barley
Tryptophan 0.263 0.208 Black gram
Threonine 0.875 0.424 Black gram
Isoleucine 1.287 0.456 Black gram
Leucine 2.089 0.848 Black gram
Lysine 1.674 0.465 Black gram
Methionine 0.367 0.24 Black gram
Phenylalanine 1.473 0.7 Black gram
Valine 1.416 0.612 Black gram
Histidine 0.706 0.281 Black gram
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. Black gram - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174259/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.