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Porridge vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Porridge and Barley?

  • Barley is richer than Porridge in Manganese, Fiber, Selenium, Copper, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Manganese is 84% more.

We used Cereals, CREAM OF WHEAT, regular (10 minute), cooked with water, without salt and Barley, hulled types in this article.

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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
Contains more Calcium +163.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Potassium +2725%
Contains more Magnesium +2560%
Contains more Copper +1145%
Contains more Zinc +2030.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +1660%
Equal in Iron - 3.6
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 141% 27% 2% 4% 14% 4% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Calcium +163.6%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Potassium +2725%
Contains more Magnesium +2560%
Contains more Copper +1145%
Contains more Zinc +2030.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +1660%
Equal in Iron - 3.6

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
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Barley
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1074.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1040%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +785.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2346.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2100%
Contains more Folate +58.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 1% 0% 14% 6% 10% 5% 3% 0% 1% 9%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1074.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1040%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +785.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2346.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2100%
Contains more Folate +58.3%

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.
Porridge Barley
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Porridge Barley Opinion
Calories 50kcal 354kcal Barley
Protein 1.44g 12.48g Barley
Fats 0.21g 2.3g Barley
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 10.02g 56.18g Barley
Carbs 10.52g 73.48g Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Iron 3.74mg 3.6mg Porridge
Calcium 87mg 33mg Porridge
Potassium 16mg 452mg Barley
Magnesium 5mg 133mg Barley
Sugar 0.03g 0.8g Porridge
Fiber 0.5g 17.3g Barley
Copper 0.04mg 0.498mg Barley
Zinc 0.13mg 2.77mg Barley
Starch g g
Phosphorus 15mg 264mg Barley
Sodium 6mg 12mg Porridge
Vitamin A 0IU 22IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.02mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 0.52mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.071mg 0.282mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.013mg 0.318mg Barley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 2.2µg Barley
Folate 12µg 19µg Barley
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.033g 0.482g Porridge
Monounsaturated Fat 0.028g 0.295g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.114g 1.108g Barley
Tryptophan 0.02mg 0.208mg Barley
Threonine 0.045mg 0.424mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.063mg 0.456mg Barley
Leucine 0.11mg 0.848mg Barley
Lysine 0.037mg 0.465mg Barley
Methionine 0.027mg 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.078mg 0.7mg Barley
Valine 0.07mg 0.612mg Barley
Histidine 0.033mg 0.281mg Barley
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Porridge Barley
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
4
Porridge
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
24
Porridge
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
9%
Porridge
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
11%
Porridge
73%
Barley
Fats
1%
Porridge
11%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.77g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Porridge
Porridge contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.449g)
Which food is cheaper?
Porridge
Porridge is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 38)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Porridge - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171657/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.