Foodstruct
Advanced Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Glycemic index chart | Insulin index chart

Rye vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

What are the main differences between Rye and Barley?

  • Rye is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus, yet Barley is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Copper, Iron, Fiber, and Magnesium.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Selenium is 43% higher.
  • Rye has 5 times more Vitamin B5 than Barley. Rye has 1.456mg of Vitamin B5, while Barley has 0.282mg.

We used Rye grain and Barley, hulled types in this comparison.

Infographic

Rye vs Barley infographic
Copy infographic link

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
Rye
3
:
5
Barley
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.8%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +36.9%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20.9%
Contains more Copper +35.7%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 99% 8% 45% 79% 123% 73% 143% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.8%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +36.9%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20.9%
Contains more Copper +35.7%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77

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
Rye
4
:
5
Barley
Contains more Vitamin E +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +416.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +168.2%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +104.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.604
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.318
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 17% 0% 79% 58% 81% 88% 68% 0% 15% 29%
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 E +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +416.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +168.2%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +104.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.604
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.318

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
36
Rye
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
71
Rye
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
62%
Rye
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
76%
Rye
73%
Barley
Fats
8%
Rye
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.
Rye Barley
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

People also compare

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rye
Rye contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rye
Rye is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.285g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rye
Rye is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.18g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 6)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rye Barley Opinion
Calories 338 354 Barley
Protein 10.34 12.48 Barley
Fats 1.63 2.3 Barley
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 75.86 73.48 Rye
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.63 3.6 Barley
Calcium 24 33 Barley
Potassium 510 452 Rye
Magnesium 110 133 Barley
Sugar 0.98 0.8 Barley
Fiber 15.1 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.367 0.498 Barley
Zinc 2.65 2.77 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 332 264 Rye
Sodium 2 12 Rye
Vitamin A 11 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.85 0.57 Rye
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.316 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.251 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.27 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 1.456 0.282 Rye
Vitamin B6 0.294 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.9 2.2 Rye
Folate 38 19 Rye
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.197 0.482 Rye
Monounsaturated Fat 0.208 0.295 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.767 1.108 Barley
Tryptophan 0.108 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.289 0.424 Barley
Isoleucine 0.208 0.456 Barley
Leucine 0.563 0.848 Barley
Lysine 0.286 0.465 Barley
Methionine 0.153 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.435 0.7 Barley
Valine 0.317 0.612 Barley
Histidine 0.189 0.281 Barley
Fructose 0.11 Rye

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. Rye - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168884/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.