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Pistachio vs. Barley — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pistachio and Barley

  • Pistachio has more Vitamin B6, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Potassium, however, Barley is higher in Selenium, Manganese, Fiber, and Vitamin B3.
  • Pistachio covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 106% more than Barley.
  • Barley contains 12 times less Saturated Fat than Pistachio. Pistachio contains 5.907g of Saturated Fat, while Barley contains 0.482g.

Food varieties used in this article are Nuts, pistachio 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 +218.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.6%
Contains more Potassium +126.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Copper +161%
Contains more Zinc +25.9%
Contains more Manganese +61.9%
Contains more Selenium +438.6%
Equal in Iron - 3.6
Equal in Magnesium - 133
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 147% 87% 210% 91% 1% 60% 434% 157% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166% 254% 206%
Contains more Calcium +218.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.6%
Contains more Potassium +126.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Copper +161%
Contains more Zinc +25.9%
Contains more Manganese +61.9%
Contains more Selenium +438.6%
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 A +2245.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +401.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +434.6%
Contains more Folate +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +254.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 31% 58% 0% 19% 218% 37% 25% 32% 393% 39% 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 A +2245.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +401.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +84.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +434.6%
Contains more Folate +168.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +254.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +61.5%
Contains more Fats +1870.4%
Contains more Other +29.6%
Contains more Carbs +170.4%
Contains more Water +116%
20% 45% 27% 4% 3%
Protein: 20.16 g
Fats: 45.32 g
Carbs: 27.17 g
Water: 4.37 g
Other: 2.98 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 Protein +61.5%
Contains more Fats +1870.4%
Contains more Other +29.6%
Contains more Carbs +170.4%
Contains more Water +116%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +7783.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1197.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.8%
14% 53% 33%
Saturated Fat: 5.907 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 23.257 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 14.38 g
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.482 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.108 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +7783.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1197.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pistachio Barley Opinion
Net carbs 16.57g 56.18g Barley
Protein 20.16g 12.48g Pistachio
Fats 45.32g 2.3g Pistachio
Carbs 27.17g 73.48g Barley
Calories 560kcal 354kcal Pistachio
Starch 1.67g Pistachio
Fructose 0.24g Pistachio
Sugar 7.66g 0.8g Barley
Fiber 10.6g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 105mg 33mg Pistachio
Iron 3.92mg 3.6mg Pistachio
Magnesium 121mg 133mg Barley
Phosphorus 490mg 264mg Pistachio
Potassium 1025mg 452mg Pistachio
Sodium 1mg 12mg Pistachio
Zinc 2.2mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 1.3mg 0.498mg Pistachio
Manganese 1.2mg 1.943mg Barley
Selenium 7µg 37.7µg Barley
Vitamin A 516IU 22IU Pistachio
Vitamin A RAE 26µg 1µg Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86mg 0.57mg Pistachio
Vitamin C 5.6mg 0mg Pistachio
Vitamin B1 0.87mg 0.646mg Pistachio
Vitamin B2 0.16mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.52mg 0.282mg Pistachio
Vitamin B6 1.7mg 0.318mg Pistachio
Folate 51µg 19µg Pistachio
Vitamin K 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.251mg 0.208mg Pistachio
Threonine 0.684mg 0.424mg Pistachio
Isoleucine 0.917mg 0.456mg Pistachio
Leucine 1.604mg 0.848mg Pistachio
Lysine 1.138mg 0.465mg Pistachio
Methionine 0.36mg 0.24mg Pistachio
Phenylalanine 1.092mg 0.7mg Pistachio
Valine 1.249mg 0.612mg Pistachio
Histidine 0.512mg 0.281mg Pistachio
Saturated Fat 5.907g 0.482g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257g 0.295g Pistachio
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38g 1.108g Pistachio
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 14.091g Pistachio

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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
65%
Pistachio
34%
Barley
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
125%
Pistachio
110%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pistachio
Pistachio is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.86g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.425g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
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. Pistachio - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170184/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.