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Sesame vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Sesame and Barley?

  • Sesame is higher in Copper, Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Manganese, yet Barley is higher in Fiber.
  • Sesame's daily need coverage for Copper is 398% more.
  • Sesame has 30 times more Calcium than Barley. While Sesame has 975mg of Calcium, Barley has only 33mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Barley is lower.

We used Seeds, sesame seeds, whole, dried and Barley, hulled types in this article.

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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
Sesame
8
:
0
Barley
Contains more Iron +304.2%
Contains more Calcium +2854.5%
Contains more Magnesium +163.9%
Contains more Copper +719.7%
Contains more Zinc +179.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.3%
Equal in Potassium - 452
Equal in Sodium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 546% 293% 42% 251% 1361% 212% 270% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Iron +304.2%
Contains more Calcium +2854.5%
Contains more Magnesium +163.9%
Contains more Copper +719.7%
Contains more Zinc +179.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.3%
Equal in Potassium - 452
Equal in Sodium - 12

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
Sesame
3
:
6
Barley
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +148.4%
Contains more Folate +410.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +128%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +464%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.604
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% 5% 0% 198% 57% 85% 3% 183% 0% 0% 73%
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 B1 +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +148.4%
Contains more Folate +410.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +144.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +128%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +464%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.604

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
50
Sesame
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
372
Sesame
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
106%
Sesame
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
73%
Barley
Fats
229%
Sesame
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.
Sesame Barley
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Sesame 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?
Sesame
Sesame is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.475g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
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 Sesame Barley Opinion
Calories 573 354 Sesame
Protein 17.73 12.48 Sesame
Fats 49.67 2.3 Sesame
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 23.45 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 14.55 3.6 Sesame
Calcium 975 33 Sesame
Potassium 468 452 Sesame
Magnesium 351 133 Sesame
Sugar 0.3 0.8 Sesame
Fiber 11.8 17.3 Barley
Copper 4.082 0.498 Sesame
Zinc 7.75 2.77 Sesame
Starch
Phosphorus 629 264 Sesame
Sodium 11 12 Sesame
Vitamin A 9 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.25 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.791 0.646 Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 4.515 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.282 Barley
Vitamin B6 0.79 0.318 Sesame
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 2.2 Barley
Folate 97 19 Sesame
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.957 0.482 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759 0.295 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773 1.108 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388 0.208 Sesame
Threonine 0.736 0.424 Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763 0.456 Sesame
Leucine 1.358 0.848 Sesame
Lysine 0.569 0.465 Sesame
Methionine 0.586 0.24 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94 0.7 Sesame
Valine 0.99 0.612 Sesame
Histidine 0.522 0.281 Sesame
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. Sesame - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170150/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.