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Falafel vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Falafel and Barley

  • Falafel has more Folate, however Barley has more Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Copper, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Zinc.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Selenium is 67% more.
  • Falafel has 25 times more Sodium than Barley. Falafel has 294mg of Sodium, while Barley has 12mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Falafel, home-prepared 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
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Barley
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +29.4%
Contains more Magnesium +62.2%
Contains more Copper +93%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Equal in Iron - 3.6
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 129% 17% 52% 59% 86% 41% 83% 39%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +29.4%
Contains more Magnesium +62.2%
Contains more Copper +93%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Equal in Iron - 3.6

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 C +∞%
Contains more Folate +389.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +342.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +341%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.282
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 6% 1% 0% 0% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 0% 0% 70%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Folate +389.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +342.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +341%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.282

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
18
Falafel
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
63
Falafel
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
80%
Falafel
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
32%
Falafel
73%
Barley
Fats
82%
Falafel
11%
Barley

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

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Falafel Barley
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Falafel
Falafel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 282mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.901g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Barley Opinion
Calories 333 354 Barley
Protein 13.31 12.48 Falafel
Fats 17.8 2.3 Falafel
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Falafel
Carbs 31.84 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.42 3.6 Barley
Calcium 54 33 Falafel
Potassium 585 452 Falafel
Magnesium 82 133 Barley
Sugar 0.8 Falafel
Fiber 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.258 0.498 Barley
Zinc 1.5 2.77 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 192 264 Barley
Sodium 294 12 Barley
Vitamin A 13 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.146 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.166 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 1.044 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.292 0.282 Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folate 93 19 Falafel
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 2.383 0.482 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171 0.295 Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16 1.108 Falafel
Tryptophan 0.134 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.492 0.424 Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567 0.456 Falafel
Leucine 0.944 0.848 Falafel
Lysine 0.856 0.465 Falafel
Methionine 0.187 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.707 0.7 Falafel
Valine 0.562 0.612 Barley
Histidine 0.364 0.281 Falafel
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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. Falafel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172455/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.