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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 less Sodium -25%
Contains more Copper +12.4%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +64.2%
Contains more Zinc +143%
Equal in Phosphorus - 264
Equal in Potassium - 452
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 102% 58% 114% 37% 2% 32% 187%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains more Calcium +236.4%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Copper +12.4%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +64.2%
Contains more Zinc +143%
Equal in Phosphorus - 264
Equal in Potassium - 452

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
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7
Barley
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.6%
Contains more Folate +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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 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% 20% 83% 50% 17% 50% 18% 10% 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 B2 +25.6%
Contains more Folate +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tempeh Barley Opinion
Net carbs 7.64g 56.18g Barley
Protein 20.29g 12.48g Tempeh
Fats 10.8g 2.3g Tempeh
Carbs 7.64g 73.48g Barley
Calories 192kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.8g Tempeh
Fiber g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 111mg 33mg Tempeh
Iron 2.7mg 3.6mg Barley
Magnesium 81mg 133mg Barley
Phosphorus 266mg 264mg Tempeh
Potassium 412mg 452mg Barley
Sodium 9mg 12mg Tempeh
Zinc 1.14mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 0.56mg 0.498mg Tempeh
Vitamin A 0IU 22IU Barley
Vitamin E mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.358mg 0.285mg Tempeh
Vitamin B3 2.64mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.278mg 0.282mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.215mg 0.318mg Barley
Folate 24µg 19µg Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0.08µg 0µg Tempeh
Vitamin K µg 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.194mg 0.208mg Barley
Threonine 0.796mg 0.424mg Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.88mg 0.456mg Tempeh
Leucine 1.43mg 0.848mg Tempeh
Lysine 0.908mg 0.465mg Tempeh
Methionine 0.175mg 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.893mg 0.7mg Tempeh
Valine 0.92mg 0.612mg Tempeh
Histidine 0.466mg 0.281mg Tempeh
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Barley
Saturated Fat 2.539g 0.482g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 3.205g 0.295g Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g 1.108g Tempeh

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tempeh 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
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

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.

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.