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Cereal vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cereal and Barley

  • Cereal has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, and Zinc, however Barley has more Fiber, Selenium, and Manganese.
  • Cereal's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 470% more.
  • Cereal has 814 times more Vitamin A RAE than Barley. Cereal has 814µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Barley has 1µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all commodity brands) 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
Cereal
2
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6
Barley
Contains more Iron +846.1%
Contains more Zinc +174.4%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Magnesium +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +242.9%
Contains more Potassium +330.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Contains more Copper +263.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 1278% 14% 33% 10% 104% 208% 46%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains more Iron +846.1%
Contains more Zinc +174.4%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Magnesium +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +242.9%
Contains more Potassium +330.5%
Contains less Sodium -98.5%
Contains more Copper +263.5%

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
Cereal
6
:
6
Barley
Contains more Vitamin A +12590.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +873.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1257.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +543.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1782.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +612.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 168% 2% 0% 129% 1572% 894% 556% 14% 1382% 0% 0% 0%
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 +12590.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +873.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1257.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +543.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1782.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +612.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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.
Cereal Barley
Lower in Cholesterol ok
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 Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cereal Barley Opinion
Net carbs 85.45g 56.18g Cereal
Protein 6.06g 12.48g Barley
Fats 1.08g 2.3g Barley
Carbs 86.85g 73.48g Cereal
Calories 378kcal 354kcal Cereal
Starch g g
Fructose 0.26g g Cereal
Sugar 10.35g 0.8g Barley
Fiber 1.4g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 10mg 33mg Barley
Iron 34.06mg 3.6mg Cereal
Magnesium 19mg 133mg Barley
Phosphorus 77mg 264mg Barley
Potassium 105mg 452mg Barley
Sodium 795mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 7.6mg 2.77mg Cereal
Copper 0.137mg 0.498mg Barley
Vitamin A 2792IU 22IU Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin D IU 0IU Barley
Vitamin D µg 0µg Barley
Vitamin C 38.5mg 0mg Cereal
Vitamin B1 6.288mg 0.646mg Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87mg 0.285mg Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62mg 4.604mg Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226mg 0.282mg Barley
Vitamin B6 5.986mg 0.318mg Cereal
Folate µg 19µg Barley
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Barley
Vitamin K 0µg 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.066mg 0.208mg Barley
Threonine 0.241mg 0.424mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.26mg 0.456mg Barley
Leucine 0.767mg 0.848mg Barley
Lysine 0.113mg 0.465mg Barley
Methionine 0.13mg 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.365mg 0.7mg Barley
Valine 0.344mg 0.612mg Barley
Histidine 0.162mg 0.281mg Barley
Cholesterol mg 0mg Cereal
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.26g 0.482g Cereal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204g 0.295g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354g 1.108g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cereal 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
393
Cereal
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
212
Cereal
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
36%
Cereal
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
73%
Barley
Fats
5%
Cereal
11%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.222g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.55g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 783mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. 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.