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Cinnamon vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Cinnamon and Barley

  • Cinnamon has more Manganese, Fiber, Calcium, Iron, and Vitamin K, however Barley has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Cinnamon is 675% higher.
  • Barley has 30 times less Calcium than Cinnamon. Cinnamon has 1002mg of Calcium, while Barley has 33mg.

Food types used in this article are Spices, cinnamon, ground 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
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Barley
Contains more Iron +131.1%
Contains more Calcium +2936.4%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +121.7%
Contains more Copper +46.9%
Contains more Zinc +51.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.5%
Equal in Potassium - 452
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Iron +131.1%
Contains more Calcium +2936.4%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +121.7%
Contains more Copper +46.9%
Contains more Zinc +51.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +312.5%
Equal in Potassium - 452

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1240.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +307%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27%
Contains more Vitamin K +1318.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2836.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +595.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +245.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.3%
Contains more Folate +216.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 18% 47% 0% 6% 10% 25% 22% 37% 0% 78% 5%
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 +1240.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +307%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27%
Contains more Vitamin K +1318.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2836.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +595.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +245.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.3%
Contains more Folate +216.7%

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
21
Cinnamon
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
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
24%
Cinnamon
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
73%
Barley
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
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.
Cinnamon Barley
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Cinnamon 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 contains less Sodium?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.137g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.37g)
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Barley Opinion
Calories 247 354 Barley
Protein 3.99 12.48 Barley
Fats 1.24 2.3 Barley
Vitamin C 3.8 0 Cinnamon
Carbs 80.59 73.48 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.32 3.6 Cinnamon
Calcium 1002 33 Cinnamon
Potassium 431 452 Barley
Magnesium 60 133 Barley
Sugar 2.17 0.8 Barley
Fiber 53.1 17.3 Cinnamon
Copper 0.339 0.498 Barley
Zinc 1.83 2.77 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 64 264 Barley
Sodium 10 12 Cinnamon
Vitamin A 295 22 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32 0.57 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.022 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.041 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 1.332 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.358 0.282 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.2 2.2 Cinnamon
Folate 6 19 Barley
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.345 0.482 Cinnamon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246 0.295 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068 1.108 Barley
Tryptophan 0.049 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.136 0.424 Barley
Isoleucine 0.146 0.456 Barley
Leucine 0.253 0.848 Barley
Lysine 0.243 0.465 Barley
Methionine 0.078 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.146 0.7 Barley
Valine 0.224 0.612 Barley
Histidine 0.117 0.281 Barley
Fructose 1.11 Cinnamon

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. Cinnamon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171320/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.