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Cayenne pepper vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cayenne pepper and Barley

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A, Vitamin E , Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Iron, Vitamin B2, Potassium, and Fiber, however Barley is higher in Vitamin C, and Selenium.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily Vitamin A needs 231% more than Barley.
  • Barley contains 52 times less Vitamin E than Cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper contains 29.83mg of Vitamin E , while Barley contains 0.57mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Spices, pepper, red or cayenne 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 +116.7%
Contains more Calcium +348.5%
Contains more Potassium +345.6%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains more Copper +33.5%
Contains more Zinc +11.7%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Equal in Phosphorus - 264
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Iron +116.7%
Contains more Calcium +348.5%
Contains more Potassium +345.6%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains more Copper +33.5%
Contains more Zinc +11.7%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Equal in Phosphorus - 264

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 +189036.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +5133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +670.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +3550%
Contains more Folate +457.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 255% 2497% 597% 0% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 0% 201% 80%
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 +189036.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +5133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +670.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +3550%
Contains more Folate +457.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97%

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
388
Cayenne pepper
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
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
72%
Cayenne pepper
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
73%
Barley
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
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.
Cayenne pepper Barley
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Cayenne pepper 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 richer in minerals?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 9.54g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.778g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Barley Opinion
Calories 318 354 Barley
Protein 12.01 12.48 Barley
Fats 17.27 2.3 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 76.4 0 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 7.8 3.6 Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148 33 Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014 452 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 152 133 Cayenne pepper
Sugar 10.34 0.8 Barley
Fiber 27.2 17.3 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373 0.498 Barley
Zinc 2.48 2.77 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 293 264 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30 12 Barley
Vitamin A 41610 22 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 0.57 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.328 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.919 0.285 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701 4.604 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.282 Barley
Vitamin B6 2.45 0.318 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 2.2 Cayenne pepper
Folate 106 19 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.26 0.482 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75 0.295 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37 1.108 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.424 Barley
Isoleucine 0.456 Barley
Leucine 0.848 Barley
Lysine 0.465 Barley
Methionine 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.7 Barley
Valine 0.612 Barley
Histidine 0.281 Barley
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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.