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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
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Barley
Contains more Iron +285%
Contains more Calcium +287.9%
Contains more Potassium +237.2%
Contains more Magnesium +275.2%
Contains more Copper +660.6%
Contains more Zinc +145.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +178%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 520% 39% 135% 357% 1263% 186% 315% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Iron +285%
Contains more Calcium +287.9%
Contains more Potassium +237.2%
Contains more Magnesium +275.2%
Contains more Copper +660.6%
Contains more Zinc +145.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +178%
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 Vitamin K +13.6%
Contains more Folate +68.4%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 2% 0% 20% 56% 41% 16% 28% 0% 7% 24%
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 K +13.6%
Contains more Folate +68.4%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
118%
Cocoa solids
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
58%
Cocoa solids
73%
Barley
Fats
63%
Cocoa solids
11%
Barley

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cocoa solids 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 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 contains less Sugars?
Barley
Barley contains less Sugars (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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cocoa solids Barley Opinion
Calories 228 354 Barley
Protein 19.6 12.48 Cocoa solids
Fats 13.7 2.3 Cocoa solids
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 57.9 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 13.86 3.6 Cocoa solids
Calcium 128 33 Cocoa solids
Potassium 1524 452 Cocoa solids
Magnesium 499 133 Cocoa solids
Sugars 1.75 0.8 Barley
Fiber 37 17.3 Cocoa solids
Copper 3.788 0.498 Cocoa solids
Zinc 6.81 2.77 Cocoa solids
Starch
Phosphorus 734 264 Cocoa solids
Sodium 21 12 Barley
Vitamin A 0 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.1 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.241 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 2.185 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.254 0.282 Barley
Vitamin B6 0.118 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.5 2.2 Cocoa solids
Folate 32 19 Cocoa solids
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 8.07 0.482 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 4.57 0.295 Cocoa solids
Polyunsaturated fat 0.44 1.108 Barley
Tryptophan 0.293 0.208 Cocoa solids
Threonine 0.776 0.424 Cocoa solids
Isoleucine 0.76 0.456 Cocoa solids
Leucine 1.189 0.848 Cocoa solids
Lysine 0.983 0.465 Cocoa solids
Methionine 0.202 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.941 0.7 Cocoa solids
Valine 1.177 0.612 Cocoa solids
Histidine 0.339 0.281 Cocoa solids
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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 of 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.