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Spinach pasta vs. Barley flour — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Spinach pasta and Barley flour

  • Spinach pasta has more Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B5, however, Barley flour is higher in Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Copper, and Manganese.
  • Spinach pasta covers your daily Folate needs 42% more than Barley flour.

Food varieties used in this article are Pasta, fresh-refrigerated, spinach, as purchased and Barley flour or meal.

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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.
Contains more Calcium +34.4%
Contains more Iron +23.1%
Contains more Magnesium +52.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +13.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +74.1%
Contains more Manganese +32.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 13% 124% 45% 64% 24% 4% 39% 66% 102% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 101% 69% 127% 28% 1% 55% 115% 135% 206%
Contains more Calcium +34.4%
Contains more Iron +23.1%
Contains more Magnesium +52.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +100%
Contains more Potassium +13.6%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Contains more Zinc +42.9%
Contains more Copper +74.1%
Contains more Manganese +32.4%

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.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +249.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +374.5%
Contains more Folate +2112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 15% 0% 0% 0% 153% 92% 65% 42% 73% 133% 39% 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 0% 12% 0% 0% 93% 27% 118% 9% 92% 6% 0% 21% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +249.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +374.5%
Contains more Folate +2112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +31.3%
Contains more Water +148.6%
Contains more Carbs +33.7%
Contains more Other +54.9%
Equal in Protein - 10.5
11% 2% 56% 30%
Protein: 11.26 g
Fats: 2.1 g
Carbs: 55.72 g
Water: 30.1 g
Other: 0.82 g
11% 75% 12%
Protein: 10.5 g
Fats: 1.6 g
Carbs: 74.52 g
Water: 12.11 g
Other: 1.27 g
Contains more Fats +31.3%
Contains more Water +148.6%
Contains more Carbs +33.7%
Contains more Other +54.9%
Equal in Protein - 10.5

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +221.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -30.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +65.1%
30% 41% 29%
Saturated Fat: 0.483 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.659 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.467 g
26% 16% 59%
Saturated Fat: 0.335 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.205 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.771 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +221.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -30.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +65.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Spinach pasta Barley flour
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Spinach pasta Barley flour Opinion
Net carbs 55.72g 64.42g Barley flour
Protein 11.26g 10.5g Spinach pasta
Fats 2.1g 1.6g Spinach pasta
Carbs 55.72g 74.52g Barley flour
Calories 289kcal 345kcal Barley flour
Sugar 0.8g Spinach pasta
Fiber 10.1g Barley flour
Calcium 43mg 32mg Spinach pasta
Iron 3.3mg 2.68mg Spinach pasta
Magnesium 63mg 96mg Barley flour
Phosphorus 148mg 296mg Barley flour
Potassium 272mg 309mg Barley flour
Sodium 27mg 4mg Barley flour
Zinc 1.4mg 2mg Barley flour
Copper 0.197mg 0.343mg Barley flour
Manganese 0.781mg 1.034mg Barley flour
Selenium 37.7µg Barley flour
Vitamin A 241IU 0IU Spinach pasta
Vitamin A RAE 25µg 0µg Spinach pasta
Vitamin E 0.57mg Barley flour
Vitamin B1 0.609mg 0.37mg Spinach pasta
Vitamin B2 0.398mg 0.114mg Spinach pasta
Vitamin B3 3.46mg 6.269mg Barley flour
Vitamin B5 0.688mg 0.145mg Spinach pasta
Vitamin B6 0.315mg 0.396mg Barley flour
Folate 177µg 8µg Spinach pasta
Vitamin B12 0.31µg 0µg Spinach pasta
Choline 37.8mg Barley flour
Vitamin K 2.2µg Barley flour
Tryptophan 0.15mg 0.175mg Barley flour
Threonine 0.352mg 0.356mg Barley flour
Isoleucine 0.488mg 0.383mg Spinach pasta
Leucine 0.813mg 0.713mg Spinach pasta
Lysine 0.336mg 0.391mg Barley flour
Methionine 0.208mg 0.202mg Spinach pasta
Phenylalanine 0.56mg 0.589mg Barley flour
Valine 0.544mg 0.515mg Spinach pasta
Histidine 0.237mg 0.236mg Spinach pasta
Cholesterol 73mg 0mg Barley flour
Saturated Fat 0.483g 0.335g Barley flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.659g 0.205g Spinach pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.467g 0.771g Barley flour

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Spinach pasta Barley flour
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
47%
Spinach pasta
29%
Barley flour
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Spinach pasta
84%
Barley flour

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spinach pasta
Spinach pasta is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Spinach pasta
Spinach pasta is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley flour
Barley flour contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Barley flour
Barley flour is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 73mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley flour
Barley flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.148g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley flour
Barley flour is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Spinach pasta - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169729/nutrients
  2. Barley flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169739/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.