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Agave nectar vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Agave nectar and Barley?

  • Agave nectar has less Manganese, Fiber, Selenium, Copper, Iron, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, and Vitamin B3 than Barley.
  • Barley's daily need coverage for Manganese is 84% higher.

We used Sweetener, syrup, agave and Barley, hulled types in this comparison.

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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 less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +3200%
Contains more Iron +3900%
Contains more Magnesium +13200%
Contains more Phosphorus +26300%
Contains more Potassium +11200%
Contains more Zinc +27600%
Contains more Copper +5433.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +3200%
Contains more Iron +3900%
Contains more Magnesium +13200%
Contains more Phosphorus +26300%
Contains more Potassium +11200%
Contains more Zinc +27600%
Contains more Copper +5433.3%

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 +609.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +71.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +922.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +429.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +568.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 20% 0% 57% 31% 39% 13% 0% 54% 23% 0% 57%
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 +609.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +71.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +922.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +429.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +568.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Agave nectar Barley Opinion
Net carbs 76.17g 56.18g Agave nectar
Protein 0.09g 12.48g Barley
Fats 0.45g 2.3g Barley
Carbs 76.37g 73.48g Agave nectar
Calories 310kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose 55.6g g Agave nectar
Sugar 68.03g 0.8g Barley
Fiber 0.2g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 1mg 33mg Barley
Iron 0.09mg 3.6mg Barley
Magnesium 1mg 133mg Barley
Phosphorus 1mg 264mg Barley
Potassium 4mg 452mg Barley
Sodium 4mg 12mg Agave nectar
Zinc 0.01mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 0.009mg 0.498mg Barley
Vitamin A 156IU 22IU Agave nectar
Vitamin E 0.98mg 0.57mg Agave nectar
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 17mg 0mg Agave nectar
Vitamin B1 0.122mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.165mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 0.689mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 mg 0.282mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.234mg 0.318mg Barley
Folate 30µg 19µg Agave nectar
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 22.5µg 2.2µg Agave nectar
Tryptophan mg 0.208mg Barley
Threonine mg 0.424mg Barley
Isoleucine mg 0.456mg Barley
Leucine mg 0.848mg Barley
Lysine mg 0.465mg Barley
Methionine mg 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine mg 0.7mg Barley
Valine mg 0.612mg Barley
Histidine mg 0.281mg Barley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0g 0.482g Agave nectar
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0.295g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 1.108g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Agave nectar 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
25
Agave nectar
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
1
Agave nectar
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
1%
Agave nectar
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
76%
Agave nectar
73%
Barley
Fats
2%
Agave nectar
11%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 67.23g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barley
Barley is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.482g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Agave nectar
Agave nectar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
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. Agave nectar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170277/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.