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Hummus vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Hummus and Barley

  • Hummus has more Folate, however Barley has more Selenium, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Magnesium and Iron.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Selenium is 64% more.
  • Hummus has 32 times more Sodium than Barley. Hummus has 379mg of Sodium, while Barley has 12mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Hummus, commercial 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
Hummus
2
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6
Barley
Contains more Calcium +15.2%
Contains more Iron +47.5%
Contains more Potassium +98.2%
Contains more Magnesium +87.3%
Contains more Zinc +51.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.498
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 12% 21% 51% 176% 50% 76% 50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Calcium +15.2%
Contains more Iron +47.5%
Contains more Potassium +98.2%
Contains more Magnesium +87.3%
Contains more Zinc +51.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.498

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
Hummus
2
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7
Barley
Contains more Vitamin A +36.4%
Contains more Folate +336.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +258.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +345.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +691.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +113.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59%
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% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 0% 0% 63%
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 A +36.4%
Contains more Folate +336.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +258.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +345.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +691.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +113.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59%

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
Hummus
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
66
Hummus
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
47%
Hummus
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
14%
Hummus
73%
Barley
Fats
44%
Hummus
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.
Hummus Barley
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Hummus 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 contains less Sugars?
Hummus
Hummus contains less Sugars (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 367mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.955g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Hummus Barley Opinion
Calories 166 354 Barley
Protein 7.9 12.48 Barley
Fats 9.6 2.3 Hummus
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 14.29 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.44 3.6 Barley
Calcium 38 33 Hummus
Potassium 228 452 Barley
Magnesium 71 133 Barley
Sugars 0.8 Hummus
Fiber 6 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.527 0.498 Hummus
Zinc 1.83 2.77 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 176 264 Barley
Sodium 379 12 Barley
Vitamin A 30 22 Hummus
Vitamin E 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.18 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.064 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 0.582 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.132 0.282 Barley
Vitamin B6 0.2 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folate 83 19 Hummus
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.437 0.482 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 4.039 0.295 Hummus
Polyunsaturated fat 3.613 1.108 Hummus
Tryptophan 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.424 Barley
Isoleucine 0.456 Barley
Leucine 0.848 Barley
Lysine 0.465 Barley
Methionine 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 Barley
Valine 0.612 Barley
Histidine 0.281 Barley
Fructose

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. Hummus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174289/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.