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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Seed
8
:
2
Barley
Contains more Calcium +1812.1%
Contains more Iron +114.4%
Contains more Magnesium +151.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +225.8%
Contains more Zinc +65.3%
Contains more Copper +85.5%
Contains more Manganese +40.1%
Contains more Selenium +46.4%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308% 356% 302%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166% 254% 206%
Contains more Calcium +1812.1%
Contains more Iron +114.4%
Contains more Magnesium +151.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +225.8%
Contains more Zinc +65.3%
Contains more Copper +85.5%
Contains more Manganese +40.1%
Contains more Selenium +46.4%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Seed
4
:
7
Barley
Contains more Vitamin A +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0% 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 2% 12% 0% 0% 162% 66% 87% 17% 74% 15% 0% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Seed
3
:
2
Barley
Contains more Protein +32.5%
Contains more Fats +1236.5%
Contains more Other +108.7%
Contains more Carbs +74.5%
Contains more Water +62.8%
17% 31% 42% 6% 5%
Protein: 16.54 g
Fats: 30.74 g
Carbs: 42.12 g
Water: 5.8 g
Other: 4.8 g
12% 2% 73% 9% 2%
Protein: 12.48 g
Fats: 2.3 g
Carbs: 73.48 g
Water: 9.44 g
Other: 2.3 g
Contains more Protein +32.5%
Contains more Fats +1236.5%
Contains more Other +108.7%
Contains more Carbs +74.5%
Contains more Water +62.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Seed
2
:
1
Barley
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +682.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2035.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.5%
11% 8% 81%
Saturated Fat: 3.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.309 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 23.665 g
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.482 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.295 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.108 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +682.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2035.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Barley Opinion
Net carbs 7.72g 56.18g Barley
Protein 16.54g 12.48g Seed
Fats 30.74g 2.3g Seed
Carbs 42.12g 73.48g Barley
Calories 486kcal 354kcal Seed
Sugar 0.8g Seed
Fiber 34.4g 17.3g Seed
Calcium 631mg 33mg Seed
Iron 7.72mg 3.6mg Seed
Magnesium 335mg 133mg Seed
Phosphorus 860mg 264mg Seed
Potassium 407mg 452mg Barley
Sodium 16mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 4.58mg 2.77mg Seed
Copper 0.924mg 0.498mg Seed
Manganese 2.723mg 1.943mg Seed
Selenium 55.2µg 37.7µg Seed
Vitamin A 54IU 22IU Seed
Vitamin A RAE 1µg Barley
Vitamin E 0.5mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin C 1.6mg 0mg Seed
Vitamin B1 0.62mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 8.83mg 4.604mg Seed
Vitamin B5 0.282mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.318mg Barley
Folate 49µg 19µg Seed
Vitamin K 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.436mg 0.208mg Seed
Threonine 0.709mg 0.424mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.801mg 0.456mg Seed
Leucine 1.371mg 0.848mg Seed
Lysine 0.97mg 0.465mg Seed
Methionine 0.588mg 0.24mg Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016mg 0.7mg Seed
Valine 0.95mg 0.612mg Seed
Histidine 0.531mg 0.281mg Seed
Trans Fat 0.14g Barley
Saturated Fat 3.33g 0.482g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309g 0.295g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665g 1.108g Seed
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 5.835g Seed
Omega-3 - ALA 17.83g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Seed Barley
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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
32%
Seed
34%
Barley
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
221%
Seed
110%
Barley

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.

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. 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.