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Sugar substitute vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Sugar substitute and Barley

  • Sugar substitute has more Calcium, however Barley is higher in Manganese, Fiber, Copper, Vitamin B1, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Zinc.
  • Sugar substitute covers your daily need of Calcium 85% more than Barley.
  • Sugar substitute has 48 times more Sodium than Barley. While Sugar substitute has 572mg of Sodium, Barley has only 12mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Sweeteners, sugar substitute, granulated, brown 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
Contains more Calcium +2563.6%
Contains more Iron +2150%
Contains more Magnesium +2116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +3200%
Contains more Potassium +1059%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Zinc +6825%
Contains more Copper +7014.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 264% 6% 5% 4% 4% 75% 2% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains more Calcium +2563.6%
Contains more Iron +2150%
Contains more Magnesium +2116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +3200%
Contains more Potassium +1059%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Zinc +6825%
Contains more Copper +7014.3%

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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12
Barley
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4206.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +252.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2020%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 4% 0% 5% 4% 0% 0% 0%
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 B1 +4206.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +252.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2020%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sugar substitute Barley Opinion
Net carbs 84.17g 56.18g Sugar substitute
Protein 2.06g 12.48g Barley
Fats 0g 2.3g Barley
Carbs 84.77g 73.48g Sugar substitute
Calories 347kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch 3.52g g Sugar substitute
Fructose 0g g Sugar substitute
Sugar 4.03g 0.8g Barley
Fiber 0.6g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 879mg 33mg Sugar substitute
Iron 0.16mg 3.6mg Barley
Magnesium 6mg 133mg Barley
Phosphorus 8mg 264mg Barley
Potassium 39mg 452mg Barley
Sodium 572mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 0.04mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 0.007mg 0.498mg Barley
Vitamin A IU 22IU Barley
Vitamin E mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin D IU 0IU Barley
Vitamin D µg 0µg Barley
Vitamin C mg 0mg Barley
Vitamin B1 0.015mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.015mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.08mg 0.282mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.015mg 0.318mg Barley
Folate µg 19µg Barley
Vitamin B12 µg 0µg Barley
Vitamin K µg 2.2µg Barley
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 mg 0mg Sugar substitute
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat g 0.482g Sugar substitute
Monounsaturated Fat g 0.295g Barley
Polyunsaturated fat g 1.108g Barley

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Sugar substitute 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
1
Sugar substitute
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
45
Sugar substitute
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
12%
Sugar substitute
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
85%
Sugar substitute
73%
Barley
Fats
0%
Sugar substitute
11%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.482g)
Which food is cheaper?
Sugar substitute
Sugar substitute is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.23g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 560mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Sugar substitute - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170675/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.