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Cumin vs. Barley — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Cumin and Barley different?

  • Cumin is richer in Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Magnesium, Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Zinc, while Barley is higher in Selenium, and Fiber.
  • Cumin covers your daily need of Iron 785% more than Barley.
  • Cumin contains 28 times more Calcium than Barley. Cumin contains 931mg of Calcium, while Barley contains 33mg.

Spices, cumin seed and Barley, hulled types were 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.
Cumin
8
:
2
Barley
Contains more Calcium +2721.2%
Contains more Iron +1743.3%
Contains more Magnesium +175.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +89%
Contains more Potassium +295.6%
Contains more Zinc +73.3%
Contains more Copper +74.1%
Contains more Manganese +71.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Selenium +625%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289% 435% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166% 254% 206%
Contains more Calcium +2721.2%
Contains more Iron +1743.3%
Contains more Magnesium +175.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +89%
Contains more Potassium +295.6%
Contains more Zinc +73.3%
Contains more Copper +74.1%
Contains more Manganese +71.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Selenium +625%

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.
Cumin
7
:
4
Barley
Contains more Vitamin A +5672.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +484.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +145.5%
Contains more Folate +90%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.646
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.604
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14% 14%
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 Vitamin A +5672.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +484.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +145.5%
Contains more Folate +90%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.646
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.604

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cumin
3
:
2
Barley
Contains more Protein +42.7%
Contains more Fats +868.3%
Contains more Other +231.3%
Contains more Carbs +66.1%
Contains more Water +17.1%
18% 22% 44% 8% 8%
Protein: 17.81 g
Fats: 22.27 g
Carbs: 44.24 g
Water: 8.06 g
Other: 7.62 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 +42.7%
Contains more Fats +868.3%
Contains more Other +231.3%
Contains more Carbs +66.1%
Contains more Water +17.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cumin
2
:
1
Barley
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4659.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +195.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.6%
8% 74% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.535 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 14.04 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.279 g
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.482 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.108 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4659.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +195.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cumin 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
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Barley Opinion
Net carbs 33.74g 56.18g Barley
Protein 17.81g 12.48g Cumin
Fats 22.27g 2.3g Cumin
Carbs 44.24g 73.48g Barley
Calories 375kcal 354kcal Cumin
Sugar 2.25g 0.8g Barley
Fiber 10.5g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 931mg 33mg Cumin
Iron 66.36mg 3.6mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 133mg Cumin
Phosphorus 499mg 264mg Cumin
Potassium 1788mg 452mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 4.8mg 2.77mg Cumin
Copper 0.867mg 0.498mg Cumin
Manganese 3.333mg 1.943mg Cumin
Selenium 5.2µg 37.7µg Barley
Vitamin A 1270IU 22IU Cumin
Vitamin A RAE 64µg 1µg Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33mg 0.57mg Cumin
Vitamin C 7.7mg 0mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.285mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.435mg 0.318mg Cumin
Folate 10µg 19µg Barley
Choline 24.7mg Cumin
Vitamin K 5.4µg 2.2µg Cumin
Tryptophan 0.208mg Barley
Threonine 0.424mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.456mg Barley
Leucine 0.848mg Barley
Lysine 0.465mg Barley
Methionine 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7mg Barley
Valine 0.612mg Barley
Histidine 0.281mg Barley
Saturated Fat 1.535g 0.482g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g 0.295g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g 1.108g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cumin 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
48%
Cumin
34%
Barley
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
431%
Cumin
110%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cumin
Cumin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.45g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 156mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.053g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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

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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.