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Seed vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Seed and Barley

  • The amount of Phosphorus, Fiber, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Zinc in Seed is higher than in Barley.
  • Seed covers your daily Phosphorus needs 85% more than Barley.
  • Barley has 19 times less Calcium than Seed. Seed has 631mg of Calcium, while Barley has 33mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Seeds, chia seeds, dried and Barley, hulled.

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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
Seed
6
:
2
Barley
Contains more Iron +114.4%
Contains more Calcium +1812.1%
Contains more Magnesium +151.9%
Contains more Copper +85.5%
Contains more Zinc +65.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +225.8%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 290% 190% 36% 240% 308% 125% 369% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Iron +114.4%
Contains more Calcium +1812.1%
Contains more Magnesium +151.9%
Contains more Copper +85.5%
Contains more Zinc +65.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +225.8%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -25%

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
Seed
4
:
7
Barley
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.8%
Contains more Folate +157.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +14%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.646
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
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 +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.8%
Contains more Folate +157.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +14%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.646

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
35
Seed
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
195
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
99%
Seed
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
73%
Barley
Fats
142%
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.
Seed Barley
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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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 lower in Sugar?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.848g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Barley Opinion
Calories 486 354 Seed
Protein 16.54 12.48 Seed
Fats 30.74 2.3 Seed
Vitamin C 1.6 0 Seed
Carbs 42.12 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Barley
Iron 7.72 3.6 Seed
Calcium 631 33 Seed
Potassium 407 452 Barley
Magnesium 335 133 Seed
Sugar 0.8 Seed
Fiber 34.4 17.3 Seed
Copper 0.924 0.498 Seed
Zinc 4.58 2.77 Seed
Starch
Phosphorus 860 264 Seed
Sodium 16 12 Barley
Vitamin A 54 22 Seed
Vitamin E 0.5 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 Barley
Vitamin B1 0.62 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 8.83 4.604 Seed
Vitamin B5 0.282 Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folate 49 19 Seed
Trans Fat 0.14 Barley
Saturated Fat 3.33 0.482 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309 0.295 Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665 1.108 Seed
Tryptophan 0.436 0.208 Seed
Threonine 0.709 0.424 Seed
Isoleucine 0.801 0.456 Seed
Leucine 1.371 0.848 Seed
Lysine 0.97 0.465 Seed
Methionine 0.588 0.24 Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016 0.7 Seed
Valine 0.95 0.612 Seed
Histidine 0.531 0.281 Seed
Fructose

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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.