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Cocoa solids vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cocoa solids and Barley different?

  • Cocoa solids are higher in Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Fiber, Phosphorus, and Zinc, however Barley is richer in Vitamin B1, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Cocoa solids is 366% higher.
  • Cocoa solids contain 17 times more Saturated Fat than Barley. While Cocoa solids contain 8.07g of Saturated Fat, Barley contains only 0.482g.

Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened 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
Contains more Calcium +287.9%
Contains more Iron +285%
Contains more Magnesium +275.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +178%
Contains more Potassium +237.2%
Contains more Zinc +145.8%
Contains more Copper +660.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 39% 520% 357% 315% 135% 3% 186% 1263%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains more Calcium +287.9%
Contains more Iron +285%
Contains more Magnesium +275.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +178%
Contains more Potassium +237.2%
Contains more Zinc +145.8%
Contains more Copper +660.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%

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 Folate +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +470%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +728.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 0% 20% 56% 41% 16% 28% 24% 0% 7%
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 Folate +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +470%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +728.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cocoa solids Barley Opinion
Net carbs 20.9g 56.18g Barley
Protein 19.6g 12.48g Cocoa solids
Fats 13.7g 2.3g Cocoa solids
Carbs 57.9g 73.48g Barley
Calories 228kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.75g 0.8g Barley
Fiber 37g 17.3g Cocoa solids
Calcium 128mg 33mg Cocoa solids
Iron 13.86mg 3.6mg Cocoa solids
Magnesium 499mg 133mg Cocoa solids
Phosphorus 734mg 264mg Cocoa solids
Potassium 1524mg 452mg Cocoa solids
Sodium 21mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 6.81mg 2.77mg Cocoa solids
Copper 3.788mg 0.498mg Cocoa solids
Vitamin A 0IU 22IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.241mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 2.185mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.254mg 0.282mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.118mg 0.318mg Barley
Folate 32µg 19µg Cocoa solids
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.5µg 2.2µg Cocoa solids
Tryptophan 0.293mg 0.208mg Cocoa solids
Threonine 0.776mg 0.424mg Cocoa solids
Isoleucine 0.76mg 0.456mg Cocoa solids
Leucine 1.189mg 0.848mg Cocoa solids
Lysine 0.983mg 0.465mg Cocoa solids
Methionine 0.202mg 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.941mg 0.7mg Cocoa solids
Valine 1.177mg 0.612mg Cocoa solids
Histidine 0.339mg 0.281mg Cocoa solids
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 8.07g 0.482g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 4.57g 0.295g Cocoa solids
Polyunsaturated fat 0.44g 1.108g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cocoa solids 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
16
Cocoa solids
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
352
Cocoa solids
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
118%
Cocoa solids
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
58%
Cocoa solids
73%
Barley
Fats
63%
Cocoa solids
11%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cocoa solids
Cocoa solids is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.95g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.588g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cocoa solids - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169593/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.