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Maize vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Maize and Barley

  • Maize contains less Manganese, Selenium, Fiber, Copper, Vitamin B1, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, and Vitamin B3 than Barley.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Manganese is 77% higher.

The food types used in this comparison are Corn, sweet, yellow, raw 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
Maize
0
:
8
Barley
Contains more Iron +592.3%
Contains more Calcium +1550%
Contains more Potassium +67.4%
Contains more Magnesium +259.5%
Contains more Copper +822.2%
Contains more Zinc +502.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +196.6%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 1% 24% 27% 18% 13% 39% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Iron +592.3%
Contains more Calcium +1550%
Contains more Potassium +67.4%
Contains more Magnesium +259.5%
Contains more Copper +822.2%
Contains more Zinc +502.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +196.6%
Contains less Sodium -20%

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
Maize
4
:
6
Barley
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +750%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.3%
Contains more Folate +121.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +714.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +316.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +241.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +633.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 23% 12% 2% 0% 39% 13% 34% 44% 22% 0% 1% 32%
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 Vitamin A +750%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.3%
Contains more Folate +121.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +714.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +316.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +241.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +633.3%

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
Maize
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
18
Maize
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
20%
Maize
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
19%
Maize
73%
Barley
Fats
6%
Maize
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.
Maize Barley
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Maize 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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Maize
Maize is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.157g)
Which food is cheaper?
Maize
Maize is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.46g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Maize Barley Opinion
Calories 86 354 Barley
Protein 3.27 12.48 Barley
Fats 1.35 2.3 Barley
Vitamin C 6.8 0 Maize
Carbs 18.7 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.52 3.6 Barley
Calcium 2 33 Barley
Potassium 270 452 Barley
Magnesium 37 133 Barley
Sugar 6.26 0.8 Barley
Fiber 2 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.054 0.498 Barley
Zinc 0.46 2.77 Barley
Starch 5.7 Maize
Phosphorus 89 264 Barley
Sodium 15 12 Barley
Vitamin A 187 22 Maize
Vitamin E 0.07 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.155 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 1.77 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.717 0.282 Maize
Vitamin B6 0.093 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.3 2.2 Barley
Folate 42 19 Maize
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.325 0.482 Maize
Monounsaturated Fat 0.432 0.295 Maize
Polyunsaturated fat 0.487 1.108 Barley
Tryptophan 0.023 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.129 0.424 Barley
Isoleucine 0.129 0.456 Barley
Leucine 0.348 0.848 Barley
Lysine 0.137 0.465 Barley
Methionine 0.067 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.15 0.7 Barley
Valine 0.185 0.612 Barley
Histidine 0.089 0.281 Barley
Fructose 1.94 Maize

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. Maize - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169998/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.