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Bread vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bread and Barley different?

  • Bread is higher in Folate, and Calcium, however Barley is richer in Fiber, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Barley is 50% higher.
  • Bread contains 50 times more Sodium than Barley. While Bread contains 601mg of Sodium, Barley contains only 12mg.

Bread, wheat, toasted and Barley, hulled are the varieties used 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
Bread
2
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6
Barley
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +13.6%
Contains more Magnesium +125.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +102.7%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Contains more Zinc +88.4%
Contains more Copper +151.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 50% 154% 43% 81% 20% 79% 41% 66%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +13.6%
Contains more Magnesium +125.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +102.7%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Contains more Zinc +88.4%
Contains more Copper +151.5%

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
Bread
6
:
4
Barley
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +159.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 1% 110% 89% 118% 28% 36% 65% 0% 15%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.7%
Contains more Folate +352.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +159.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bread Barley Opinion
Net carbs 51.07g 56.18g Barley
Protein 12.96g 12.48g Bread
Fats 4.27g 2.3g Bread
Carbs 55.77g 73.48g Barley
Calories 313kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 6.42g 0.8g Barley
Fiber 4.7g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 165mg 33mg Bread
Iron 4.09mg 3.6mg Bread
Magnesium 59mg 133mg Barley
Phosphorus 188mg 264mg Barley
Potassium 223mg 452mg Barley
Sodium 601mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 1.47mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 0.198mg 0.498mg Barley
Vitamin A 0IU 22IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.24mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0mg Bread
Vitamin B1 0.439mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.382mg 0.285mg Bread
Vitamin B3 6.25mg 4.604mg Bread
Vitamin B5 0.456mg 0.282mg Bread
Vitamin B6 0.153mg 0.318mg Barley
Folate 86µg 19µg Bread
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.7µg 2.2µg Bread
Tryptophan 0.092mg 0.208mg Barley
Threonine 0.299mg 0.424mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.258mg 0.456mg Barley
Leucine 0.461mg 0.848mg Barley
Lysine 0.215mg 0.465mg Barley
Methionine 0.105mg 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.315mg 0.7mg Barley
Valine 0.31mg 0.612mg Barley
Histidine 0.15mg 0.281mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.989g 0.482g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 1.019g 0.295g Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 1.72g 1.108g Bread

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bread 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
38
Bread
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
66
Bread
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
78%
Bread
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
56%
Bread
73%
Barley
Fats
20%
Bread
11%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Bread
Bread is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.62g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 589mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.507g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

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. Bread - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172687/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.