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Rye vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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.

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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
Rye
3
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5
Barley
Contains more Phosphorus +25.8%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Iron +36.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20.9%
Contains more Copper +35.7%
Equal in Zinc - 2.77
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 99% 79% 143% 45% 1% 73% 123%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.8%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Iron +36.9%
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
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5
Barley
Contains more Vitamin E +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +416.3%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +168.2%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 17% 0% 0% 79% 58% 81% 88% 68% 29% 0% 15%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +49.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +416.3%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +168.2%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rye Barley Opinion
Net carbs 60.76g 56.18g Rye
Protein 10.34g 12.48g Barley
Fats 1.63g 2.3g Barley
Carbs 75.86g 73.48g Rye
Calories 338kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose 0.11g g Rye
Sugar 0.98g 0.8g Barley
Fiber 15.1g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 24mg 33mg Barley
Iron 2.63mg 3.6mg Barley
Magnesium 110mg 133mg Barley
Phosphorus 332mg 264mg Rye
Potassium 510mg 452mg Rye
Sodium 2mg 12mg Rye
Zinc 2.65mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 0.367mg 0.498mg Barley
Vitamin A 11IU 22IU Barley
Vitamin E 0.85mg 0.57mg Rye
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.316mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 4.27mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 1.456mg 0.282mg Rye
Vitamin B6 0.294mg 0.318mg Barley
Folate 38µg 19µg Rye
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.9µg 2.2µg Rye
Tryptophan 0.108mg 0.208mg Barley
Threonine 0.289mg 0.424mg Barley
Isoleucine 0.208mg 0.456mg Barley
Leucine 0.563mg 0.848mg Barley
Lysine 0.286mg 0.465mg Barley
Methionine 0.153mg 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.435mg 0.7mg Barley
Valine 0.317mg 0.612mg Barley
Histidine 0.189mg 0.281mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.197g 0.482g Rye
Monounsaturated Fat 0.208g 0.295g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.767g 1.108g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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?
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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

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.