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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 Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Copper +93%
Equal in Iron - 3.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 129% 59% 83% 52% 39% 41% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +29.4%
Contains more Magnesium +62.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Copper +93%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 6% 37% 39% 20% 18% 29% 70% 0% 0%
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 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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Falafel Barley Opinion
Net carbs 31.84g 56.18g Barley
Protein 13.31g 12.48g Falafel
Fats 17.8g 2.3g Falafel
Carbs 31.84g 73.48g Barley
Calories 333kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.8g Falafel
Fiber g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 54mg 33mg Falafel
Iron 3.42mg 3.6mg Barley
Magnesium 82mg 133mg Barley
Phosphorus 192mg 264mg Barley
Potassium 585mg 452mg Falafel
Sodium 294mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 1.5mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 0.258mg 0.498mg Barley
Vitamin A 13IU 22IU Barley
Vitamin E mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0mg Falafel
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.166mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 1.044mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.292mg 0.282mg Falafel
Vitamin B6 0.125mg 0.318mg Barley
Folate 93µg 19µg Falafel
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.134mg 0.208mg Barley
Threonine 0.492mg 0.424mg Falafel
Isoleucine 0.567mg 0.456mg Falafel
Leucine 0.944mg 0.848mg Falafel
Lysine 0.856mg 0.465mg Falafel
Methionine 0.187mg 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.707mg 0.7mg Falafel
Valine 0.562mg 0.612mg Barley
Histidine 0.364mg 0.281mg Falafel
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Barley
Saturated Fat 2.383g 0.482g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 10.171g 0.295g Falafel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.16g 1.108g Falafel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Falafel 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
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

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.

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.