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Tempeh vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tempeh and Barley different?

  • Tempeh is richer in Calcium, while Barley is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Manganese, Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Iron, and Vitamin B6.
  • Barley covers your daily need of Selenium 69% more than Tempeh.
  • Tempeh contains 5 times more Saturated Fat than Barley. Tempeh contains 2.539g of Saturated Fat, while Barley contains 0.482g.

Tempeh and Barley, hulled types were used in this article.

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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
Tempeh
4
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4
Barley
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Copper +12.4%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +64.2%
Contains more Zinc +143%
Equal in Potassium - 452
Equal in Phosphorus - 264
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 34% 37% 58% 187% 32% 114% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains more Copper +12.4%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +64.2%
Contains more Zinc +143%
Equal in Potassium - 452
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
Tempeh
3
:
7
Barley
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +728.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.282
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 10% 0% 18%
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 B2 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +728.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.282

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
20
Tempeh
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
70
Tempeh
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
122%
Tempeh
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
8%
Tempeh
73%
Barley
Fats
50%
Tempeh
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.
Tempeh Barley
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Tempeh 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?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.057g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barley
Barley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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 Tempeh Barley Opinion
Calories 192 354 Barley
Protein 20.29 12.48 Tempeh
Fats 10.8 2.3 Tempeh
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 7.64 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.7 3.6 Barley
Calcium 111 33 Tempeh
Potassium 412 452 Barley
Magnesium 81 133 Barley
Sugar 0.8 Tempeh
Fiber 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.56 0.498 Tempeh
Zinc 1.14 2.77 Barley
Starch
Phosphorus 266 264 Tempeh
Sodium 9 12 Tempeh
Vitamin A 0 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.57 Barley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.078 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.358 0.285 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64 4.604 Barley
Vitamin B5 0.278 0.282 Barley
Vitamin B6 0.215 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0.08 0 Tempeh
Vitamin K 2.2 Barley
Folate 24 19 Tempeh
Trans Fat 0 Barley
Saturated Fat 2.539 0.482 Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205 0.295 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3 1.108 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.194 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.796 0.424 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88 0.456 Tempeh
Leucine 1.43 0.848 Tempeh
Lysine 0.908 0.465 Tempeh
Methionine 0.175 0.24 Barley
Phenylalanine 0.893 0.7 Tempeh
Valine 0.92 0.612 Tempeh
Histidine 0.466 0.281 Tempeh
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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. Tempeh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174272/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.