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Parsley vs. Barley — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Parsley and Barley

  • Parsley has more Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5, however, Barley is higher in Selenium.
  • Parsley covers your daily need of Vitamin K 1366% more than Barley.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Parsley, fresh and Barley, pearled, cooked.

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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.
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Barley
Contains more Calcium +1154.5%
Contains more Iron +366.2%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Potassium +495.7%
Contains more Zinc +30.5%
Contains more Copper +41.9%
Contains less Sodium -94.6%
Contains more Manganese +61.9%
Contains more Selenium +8500%
Equal in Phosphorus - 54
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50% 21% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 50% 16% 24% 9% 1% 23% 35% 34% 47%
Contains more Calcium +1154.5%
Contains more Iron +366.2%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Potassium +495.7%
Contains more Zinc +30.5%
Contains more Copper +41.9%
Contains less Sodium -94.6%
Contains more Manganese +61.9%
Contains more Selenium +8500%
Equal in Phosphorus - 54

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 +120242.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +7400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +196.3%
Contains more Folate +850%
Contains more Vitamin K +204900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.083
Equal in Choline - 13.4
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 506% 15% 0% 444% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 114% 0% 7% 4100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 0% 21% 15% 39% 9% 27% 12% 0% 8% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +120242.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +7400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +196.3%
Contains more Folate +850%
Contains more Vitamin K +204900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.083
Equal in Choline - 13.4

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Barley
Contains more Protein +31.4%
Contains more Fats +79.5%
Contains more Water +27.5%
Contains more Other +685.7%
Contains more Carbs +345.8%
3% 6% 88% 2%
Protein: 2.97 g
Fats: 0.79 g
Carbs: 6.33 g
Water: 87.71 g
Other: 2.2 g
2% 28% 69%
Protein: 2.26 g
Fats: 0.44 g
Carbs: 28.22 g
Water: 68.8 g
Other: 0.28 g
Contains more Protein +31.4%
Contains more Fats +79.5%
Contains more Water +27.5%
Contains more Other +685.7%
Contains more Carbs +345.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Barley
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +417.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +72.6%
24% 54% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.132 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.124 g
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.093 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.057 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.214 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +417.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +72.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsley Barley Opinion
Net carbs 3.03g 24.42g Barley
Protein 2.97g 2.26g Parsley
Fats 0.79g 0.44g Parsley
Carbs 6.33g 28.22g Barley
Calories 36kcal 123kcal Barley
Sugar 0.85g 0.28g Barley
Fiber 3.3g 3.8g Barley
Calcium 138mg 11mg Parsley
Iron 6.2mg 1.33mg Parsley
Magnesium 50mg 22mg Parsley
Phosphorus 58mg 54mg Parsley
Potassium 554mg 93mg Parsley
Sodium 56mg 3mg Barley
Zinc 1.07mg 0.82mg Parsley
Copper 0.149mg 0.105mg Parsley
Manganese 0.16mg 0.259mg Barley
Selenium 0.1µg 8.6µg Barley
Vitamin A 8424IU 7IU Parsley
Vitamin A RAE 421µg 0µg Parsley
Vitamin E 0.75mg 0.01mg Parsley
Vitamin C 133mg 0mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.086mg 0.083mg Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.098mg 0.062mg Parsley
Vitamin B3 1.313mg 2.063mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.135mg Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.115mg Barley
Folate 152µg 16µg Parsley
Choline 12.8mg 13.4mg Barley
Vitamin K 1640µg 0.8µg Parsley
Tryptophan 0.045mg 0.038mg Parsley
Threonine 0.122mg 0.077mg Parsley
Isoleucine 0.118mg 0.083mg Parsley
Leucine 0.204mg 0.154mg Parsley
Lysine 0.181mg 0.084mg Parsley
Methionine 0.042mg 0.043mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.145mg 0.127mg Parsley
Valine 0.172mg 0.111mg Parsley
Histidine 0.061mg 0.051mg Parsley
Saturated Fat 0.132g 0.093g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.057g Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.124g 0.214g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
408%
Parsley
10%
Barley
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Parsley
24%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 53mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/nutrients
  2. Barley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170285/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.