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Peanut vs. Barley — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Peanut and Barley

  • Peanut has more Copper, Folate, Vitamin E , Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, and Iron, while Barley has more Selenium, and Fiber.
  • Peanut's daily need coverage for Copper is 72% higher.
  • Barley contains 15 times less Vitamin E than Peanut. Peanut contains 8.33mg of Vitamin E , while Barley contains 0.57mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Barley is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Peanuts, all types, 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.
Peanut
7
:
3
Barley
Contains more Calcium +178.8%
Contains more Iron +27.2%
Contains more Magnesium +26.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.4%
Contains more Potassium +56%
Contains more Zinc +18.1%
Contains more Copper +129.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Selenium +423.6%
Equal in Manganese - 1.943
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 172% 120% 162% 63% 3% 90% 382% 253% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166% 254% 206%
Contains more Calcium +178.8%
Contains more Iron +27.2%
Contains more Magnesium +26.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.4%
Contains more Potassium +56%
Contains more Zinc +18.1%
Contains more Copper +129.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Selenium +423.6%
Equal in Manganese - 1.943

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.
Peanut
6
:
4
Barley
Contains more Vitamin E +1361.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +162.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +526.6%
Contains more Folate +1163.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.646
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.318
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% 167% 0% 0% 160% 32% 227% 107% 81% 180% 0% 29% 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 E +1361.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +162.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +526.6%
Contains more Folate +1163.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.646
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.318

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Peanut
3
:
2
Barley
Contains more Protein +106.7%
Contains more Fats +2040.9%
Contains more Carbs +355.5%
Contains more Water +45.2%
Equal in Other - 2.3
26% 49% 16% 7% 2%
Protein: 25.8 g
Fats: 49.24 g
Carbs: 16.13 g
Water: 6.5 g
Other: 2.33 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 +106.7%
Contains more Fats +2040.9%
Contains more Carbs +355.5%
Contains more Water +45.2%
Equal in Other - 2.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Peanut
2
:
1
Barley
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +8180%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1304.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -92.3%
14% 53% 34%
Saturated Fat: 6.279 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 24.426 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 15.558 g
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.482 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.108 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +8180%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1304.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -92.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Peanut Barley Opinion
Net carbs 7.63g 56.18g Barley
Protein 25.8g 12.48g Peanut
Fats 49.24g 2.3g Peanut
Carbs 16.13g 73.48g Barley
Calories 567kcal 354kcal Peanut
Sugar 4.72g 0.8g Barley
Fiber 8.5g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 92mg 33mg Peanut
Iron 4.58mg 3.6mg Peanut
Magnesium 168mg 133mg Peanut
Phosphorus 376mg 264mg Peanut
Potassium 705mg 452mg Peanut
Sodium 18mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 3.27mg 2.77mg Peanut
Copper 1.144mg 0.498mg Peanut
Manganese 1.934mg 1.943mg Barley
Selenium 7.2µg 37.7µg Barley
Vitamin A 0IU 22IU Barley
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1µg Barley
Vitamin E 8.33mg 0.57mg Peanut
Vitamin B1 0.64mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 12.066mg 4.604mg Peanut
Vitamin B5 1.767mg 0.282mg Peanut
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.318mg Peanut
Folate 240µg 19µg Peanut
Choline 52.5mg Peanut
Vitamin K 0µg 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.25mg 0.208mg Peanut
Threonine 0.883mg 0.424mg Peanut
Isoleucine 0.907mg 0.456mg Peanut
Leucine 1.672mg 0.848mg Peanut
Lysine 0.926mg 0.465mg Peanut
Methionine 0.317mg 0.24mg Peanut
Phenylalanine 1.377mg 0.7mg Peanut
Valine 1.082mg 0.612mg Peanut
Histidine 0.652mg 0.281mg Peanut
Saturated Fat 6.279g 0.482g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 24.426g 0.295g Peanut
Polyunsaturated fat 15.558g 1.108g Peanut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Peanut 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
75%
Peanut
34%
Barley
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
131%
Peanut
110%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Peanut
Peanut is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Peanut
Peanut is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.92g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.797g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
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.

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. Peanut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172430/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.