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Macadamia vs. Barley — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Macadamia and Barley

  • Macadamia has more Manganese, Vitamin B1, Copper, and Vitamin B5, however, Barley is higher in Selenium, Fiber, Zinc, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus.
  • Macadamia covers your daily Manganese needs 95% more than Barley.
  • Barley contains 25 times less Saturated Fat than Macadamia. Macadamia contains 12.061g of Saturated Fat, while Barley contains 0.482g.

Food varieties used in this article are Nuts, macadamia nuts, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +157.6%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Copper +51.8%
Contains more Manganese +112.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +22.8%
Contains more Zinc +113.1%
Contains more Selenium +947.2%
Equal in Iron - 3.6
Equal in Magnesium - 133
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 26% 139% 93% 81% 33% 1% 36% 252% 539% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166% 254% 206%
Contains more Calcium +157.6%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Copper +51.8%
Contains more Manganese +112.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.4%
Contains more Potassium +22.8%
Contains more Zinc +113.1%
Contains more Selenium +947.2%
Equal in Iron - 3.6
Equal in Magnesium - 133

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +168.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.6%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.57
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 11% 0% 4% 299% 38% 47% 46% 64% 9% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +85%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +168.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.6%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.57

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +3194.3%
Contains more Protein +57.8%
Contains more Carbs +431.7%
Contains more Water +594.1%
Contains more Other +101.8%
8% 76% 14%
Protein: 7.91 g
Fats: 75.77 g
Carbs: 13.82 g
Water: 1.36 g
Other: 1.14 g
12% 2% 73% 9% 2%
Protein: 12.48 g
Fats: 2.3 g
Carbs: 73.48 g
Water: 9.44 g
Other: 2.3 g
Contains more Fats +3194.3%
Contains more Protein +57.8%
Contains more Carbs +431.7%
Contains more Water +594.1%
Contains more Other +101.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +19858.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +35.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -96%
17% 81% 2%
Saturated Fat: 12.061 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 58.877 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.502 g
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.482 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.108 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +19858.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +35.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -96%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Macadamia Barley
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Macadamia Barley Opinion
Net carbs 5.22g 56.18g Barley
Protein 7.91g 12.48g Barley
Fats 75.77g 2.3g Macadamia
Carbs 13.82g 73.48g Barley
Calories 718kcal 354kcal Macadamia
Starch 1.05g Macadamia
Fructose 0.07g Macadamia
Sugar 4.57g 0.8g Barley
Fiber 8.6g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 85mg 33mg Macadamia
Iron 3.69mg 3.6mg Macadamia
Magnesium 130mg 133mg Barley
Phosphorus 188mg 264mg Barley
Potassium 368mg 452mg Barley
Sodium 5mg 12mg Macadamia
Zinc 1.3mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 0.756mg 0.498mg Macadamia
Manganese 4.131mg 1.943mg Macadamia
Selenium 3.6µg 37.7µg Barley
Vitamin A 0IU 22IU Barley
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1µg Barley
Vitamin E 0.54mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin C 1.2mg 0mg Macadamia
Vitamin B1 1.195mg 0.646mg Macadamia
Vitamin B2 0.162mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 2.473mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.758mg 0.282mg Macadamia
Vitamin B6 0.275mg 0.318mg Barley
Folate 11µg 19µg Barley
Vitamin K 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.067mg 0.208mg Barley
Threonine 0.37mg 0.424mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.456mg Barley
Leucine 0.602mg 0.848mg Barley
Lysine 0.018mg 0.465mg Barley
Methionine 0.023mg 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.665mg 0.7mg Barley
Valine 0.363mg 0.612mg Barley
Histidine 0.195mg 0.281mg Barley
Saturated Fat 12.061g 0.482g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 58.877g 0.295g Macadamia
Polyunsaturated fat 1.502g 1.108g Macadamia

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Macadamia Barley
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
40%
Macadamia
34%
Barley
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
122%
Macadamia
110%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Macadamia
Macadamia contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Macadamia
Macadamia is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.77g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.579g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Macadamia - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170178/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.