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Pumpkin seed vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Pumpkin seed and Barley?

  • Pumpkin seed is higher in Zinc, Magnesium, and Copper, yet Barley is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2.
  • Pumpkin seed's daily need coverage for Zinc is 68% more.
  • Pumpkin seed has 8 times more Saturated Fat than Barley. While Pumpkin seed has 3.67g of Saturated Fat, Barley has only 0.482g.

We used Seeds, pumpkin and squash seeds, whole, roasted, 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 +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +103.3%
Contains more Magnesium +97%
Contains more Copper +38.6%
Contains more Zinc +271.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +187%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Iron - 3.6
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 17% 82% 188% 230% 281% 40% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +103.3%
Contains more Magnesium +97%
Contains more Copper +38.6%
Contains more Zinc +271.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +187%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +448.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1509.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +403.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +759.5%
Contains more Folate +111.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 4% 0% 0% 9% 12% 6% 4% 9% 0% 0% 7%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +448.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1509.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +403.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +759.5%
Contains more Folate +111.1%

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
Pumpkin seed
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
120
Pumpkin seed
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
111%
Pumpkin seed
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
54%
Pumpkin seed
73%
Barley
Fats
90%
Pumpkin seed
11%
Barley

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

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Pumpkin seed Barley
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pumpkin seed
Pumpkin seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
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 - 3.188g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pumpkin seed Barley Opinion
Calories 446 354 Pumpkin seed
Protein 18.55 12.48 Pumpkin seed
Fats 19.4 2.3 Pumpkin seed
Vitamin C 0.3 0 Pumpkin seed
Carbs 53.75 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.31 3.6 Barley
Calcium 55 33 Pumpkin seed
Potassium 919 452 Pumpkin seed
Magnesium 262 133 Pumpkin seed
Sugar 0.8 Pumpkin seed
Fiber 18.4 17.3 Pumpkin seed
Copper 0.69 0.498 Pumpkin seed
Zinc 10.3 2.77 Pumpkin seed
Starch
Phosphorus 92 264 Barley
Sodium 18 12 Barley
Vitamin A 62 22 Pumpkin seed
Vitamin E 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.034 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.052 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 0.286 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.056 0.282 Barley
Vitamin B6 0.037 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folate 9 19 Barley
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.67 0.482 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 6.032 0.295 Pumpkin seed
Polyunsaturated fat 8.844 1.108 Pumpkin seed
Tryptophan 0.326 0.208 Pumpkin seed
Threonine 0.683 0.424 Pumpkin seed
Isoleucine 0.956 0.456 Pumpkin seed
Leucine 1.572 0.848 Pumpkin seed
Lysine 1.386 0.465 Pumpkin seed
Methionine 0.417 0.24 Pumpkin seed
Phenylalanine 0.924 0.7 Pumpkin seed
Valine 1.491 0.612 Pumpkin seed
Histidine 0.515 0.281 Pumpkin seed
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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. Pumpkin seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170188/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.