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Soybean meal vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Soybean meal and Barley

  • Soybean meal has more Copper, Iron, Manganese, Folate, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, and Calcium, however Barley is higher in Selenium.
  • Soybean meal covers your daily need of Copper 167% more than Barley.
  • Soybean meal has 16 times more Folate than Barley. While Soybean meal has 303µg of Folate, Barley has only 19µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Soy meal, defatted, raw 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
Contains more Calcium +639.4%
Contains more Iron +280.6%
Contains more Magnesium +130.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +165.5%
Contains more Potassium +450.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +82.7%
Contains more Copper +301.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains more Calcium +639.4%
Contains more Iron +280.6%
Contains more Magnesium +130.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +165.5%
Contains more Potassium +450.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +82.7%
Contains more Copper +301.6%

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
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Barley
Contains more Vitamin A +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +600.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.9%
Contains more Folate +1494.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
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 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 228% 0% 0%
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 A +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +600.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.9%
Contains more Folate +1494.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.646

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.
Soybean meal Barley
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean meal Barley Opinion
Net carbs 35.89g 56.18g Barley
Protein 49.2g 12.48g Soybean meal
Fats 2.39g 2.3g Soybean meal
Carbs 35.89g 73.48g Barley
Calories 337kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.8g Soybean meal
Fiber g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 244mg 33mg Soybean meal
Iron 13.7mg 3.6mg Soybean meal
Magnesium 306mg 133mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 701mg 264mg Soybean meal
Potassium 2490mg 452mg Soybean meal
Sodium 3mg 12mg Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06mg 2.77mg Soybean meal
Copper 2mg 0.498mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40IU 22IU Soybean meal
Vitamin E mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.691mg 0.646mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 2.587mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 1.976mg 0.282mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569mg 0.318mg Soybean meal
Folate 303µg 19µg Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.653mg 0.208mg Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952mg 0.424mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18mg 0.456mg Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66mg 0.848mg Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991mg 0.465mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606mg 0.24mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346mg 0.7mg Soybean meal
Valine 2.243mg 0.612mg Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212mg 0.281mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Barley
Saturated Fat 0.268g 0.482g Soybean meal
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409g 0.295g Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045g 1.108g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Soybean meal 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
63
Soybean meal
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
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
295%
Soybean meal
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
73%
Barley
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
11%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.214g)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
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. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/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.