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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" charts 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 more Manganese +97.5%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Selenium +163.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 39% 520% 357% 315% 135% 3% 186% 1263% 501% 78%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166% 254% 206%
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 more Manganese +97.5%
Contains less Sodium -42.9%
Contains more Selenium +163.6%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 Choline Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 0% 20% 56% 41% 16% 28% 24% 0% 7% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +57.1%
Contains more Fats +495.7%
Contains more Other +152.2%
Contains more Carbs +26.9%
Contains more Water +214.7%
20% 14% 58% 3% 6%
Protein: 19.6 g
Fats: 13.7 g
Carbs: 57.9 g
Water: 3 g
Other: 5.8 g
12% 2% 73% 9% 2%
Protein: 12.48 g
Fats: 2.3 g
Carbs: 73.48 g
Water: 9.44 g
Other: 2.3 g
Contains more Protein +57.1%
Contains more Fats +495.7%
Contains more Other +152.2%
Contains more Carbs +26.9%
Contains more Water +214.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1449.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +151.8%
62% 35% 3%
Saturated Fat: 8.07 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.57 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.44 g
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.482 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.108 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1449.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +151.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
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
Manganese 3.837mg 1.943mg Cocoa solids
Selenium 14.3µg 37.7µg Barley
Vitamin A 0IU 22IU Barley
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1µg Barley
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.57mg Barley
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
Choline 12mg Cocoa solids
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
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?

ok
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

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
15%
Cocoa solids
34%
Barley
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
339%
Cocoa solids
110%
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.