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Rice noodles vs. Barley — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Rice noodles and Barley

  • The amount of Iron, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B1, and Zinc in Barley is higher than in Rice noodles.
  • Barley covers your daily Iron needs 15% more than Rice noodles.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Rice noodles, cooked 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.
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +850%
Contains more Magnesium +633.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +170%
Contains more Potassium +2225%
Contains less Sodium -84.2%
Contains more Zinc +228%
Contains more Copper +176.3%
Contains more Manganese +127.2%
Contains more Selenium +91.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 6% 3% 9% 1% 3% 7% 13% 15% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 50% 16% 24% 9% 1% 23% 35% 34% 47%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Iron +850%
Contains more Magnesium +633.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +170%
Contains more Potassium +2225%
Contains less Sodium -84.2%
Contains more Zinc +228%
Contains more Copper +176.3%
Contains more Manganese +127.2%
Contains more Selenium +91.1%

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 E +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +361.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2765.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1816.7%
Contains more Folate +1500%
Contains more Choline +737.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 1% 0% 0% 5% 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 0% 1% 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 1% 1% 0% 0% 21% 15% 39% 9% 27% 12% 0% 8% 2%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +361.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1450%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2765.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1816.7%
Contains more Folate +1500%
Contains more Choline +737.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +26.3%
Contains more Fats +120%
Contains more Carbs +17.5%
Contains more Other +55.6%
Equal in Water - 68.8
2% 24% 74%
Protein: 1.79 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 24.01 g
Water: 73.82 g
Other: 0.18 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 +26.3%
Contains more Fats +120%
Contains more Carbs +17.5%
Contains more Other +55.6%
Equal in Water - 68.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +119.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +830.4%
32% 36% 32%
Saturated Fat: 0.023 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.026 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.023 g
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.093 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.057 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.214 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +119.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +830.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Rice noodles Barley
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Rice noodles Barley Opinion
Net carbs 23.01g 24.42g Barley
Protein 1.79g 2.26g Barley
Fats 0.2g 0.44g Barley
Carbs 24.01g 28.22g Barley
Calories 108kcal 123kcal Barley
Sugar 0.03g 0.28g Rice noodles
Fiber 1g 3.8g Barley
Calcium 4mg 11mg Barley
Iron 0.14mg 1.33mg Barley
Magnesium 3mg 22mg Barley
Phosphorus 20mg 54mg Barley
Potassium 4mg 93mg Barley
Sodium 19mg 3mg Barley
Zinc 0.25mg 0.82mg Barley
Copper 0.038mg 0.105mg Barley
Manganese 0.114mg 0.259mg Barley
Selenium 4.5µg 8.6µg Barley
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.03mg 0.01mg Rice noodles
Vitamin B1 0.018mg 0.083mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.004mg 0.062mg Barley
Vitamin B3 0.072mg 2.063mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.011mg 0.135mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.006mg 0.115mg Barley
Folate 1µg 16µg Barley
Choline 1.6mg 13.4mg Barley
Vitamin K 0µg 0.8µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.022mg 0.038mg Barley
Threonine 0.063mg 0.077mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.073mg 0.083mg Barley
Leucine 0.147mg 0.154mg Barley
Lysine 0.062mg 0.084mg Barley
Methionine 0.043mg 0.043mg
Phenylalanine 0.095mg 0.127mg Barley
Valine 0.104mg 0.111mg Barley
Histidine 0.045mg 0.051mg Barley
Saturated Fat 0.023g 0.093g Rice noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 0.026g 0.057g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.023g 0.214g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rice noodles 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
1%
Rice noodles
10%
Barley
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Rice noodles
24%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Rice noodles
Rice noodles is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.25g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rice noodles
Rice noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.07g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rice noodles
Rice noodles is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 33)
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

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. Rice noodles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168914/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.