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

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

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Agave nectar 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Agave nectar Barley Opinion
Calories 310 354 Barley
Protein 0.09 12.48 Barley
Fats 0.45 2.3 Barley
Vitamin C 17 0 Agave nectar
Carbs 76.37 73.48 Agave nectar
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.09 3.6 Barley
Calcium 1 33 Barley
Potassium 4 452 Barley
Magnesium 1 133 Barley
Sugar 68.03 0.8 Barley
Fiber 0.2 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.009 0.498 Barley
Zinc 0.01 2.77 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 1 264 Barley
Sodium 4 12 Agave nectar
Vitamin A 156 22 Agave nectar
Vitamin E 0.98 0.57 Agave nectar
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.122 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.165 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 0.689 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.282 Barley
Vitamin B6 0.234 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 22.5 2.2 Agave nectar
Folate 30 19 Agave nectar
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0 0.482 Agave nectar
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0.295 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0 1.108 Barley
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 55.6 Agave nectar

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.