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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 Magnesium +87.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +98.2%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%
Contains more Zinc +51.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.498
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 92% 51% 76% 21% 50% 50% 176%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains more Calcium +15.2%
Contains more Iron +47.5%
Contains more Magnesium +87.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +50%
Contains more Potassium +98.2%
Contains less Sodium -96.8%
Contains more Zinc +51.4%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 63% 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 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%

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.
Hummus Barley
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Hummus Barley Opinion
Net carbs 8.29g 56.18g Barley
Protein 7.9g 12.48g Barley
Fats 9.6g 2.3g Hummus
Carbs 14.29g 73.48g Barley
Calories 166kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.8g Hummus
Fiber 6g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 38mg 33mg Hummus
Iron 2.44mg 3.6mg Barley
Magnesium 71mg 133mg Barley
Phosphorus 176mg 264mg Barley
Potassium 228mg 452mg Barley
Sodium 379mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 1.83mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 0.527mg 0.498mg Hummus
Vitamin A 30IU 22IU Hummus
Vitamin E mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.18mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.064mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 0.582mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.132mg 0.282mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 0.318mg Barley
Folate 83µg 19µg Hummus
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan mg 0.208mg Barley
Threonine mg 0.424mg Barley
Isoleucine mg 0.456mg Barley
Leucine mg 0.848mg Barley
Lysine mg 0.465mg Barley
Methionine mg 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine mg 0.7mg Barley
Valine mg 0.612mg Barley
Histidine mg 0.281mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.437g 0.482g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 4.039g 0.295g Hummus
Polyunsaturated fat 3.613g 1.108g Hummus

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Hummus 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
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 food.
Protein
47%
Hummus
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
14%
Hummus
73%
Barley
Fats
44%
Hummus
11%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in Sugar (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?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1.5)
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. 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.