Foodstruct Advanced Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Glycemic index chart | Insulin index chart | Blog

Tofu vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

Significant differences between Tofu and Barley

  • Tofu has more Calcium, however Barley is richer in Fiber, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Copper.
  • Tofu covers your daily Calcium needs 65% more than Barley.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Tofu, raw, firm, prepared with calcium sulfate and Barley, hulled.

Infographic

Tofu vs Barley infographic
Infographic link

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
Tofu
1
:
7
Barley
Contains more Calcium +1969.7%
Contains more Iron +35.3%
Contains more Magnesium +129.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.9%
Contains more Potassium +90.7%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Zinc +76.4%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 205% 100% 42% 82% 21% 2% 43% 126%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 135% 95% 114% 40% 2% 76% 166%
Contains more Calcium +1969.7%
Contains more Iron +35.3%
Contains more Magnesium +129.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.9%
Contains more Potassium +90.7%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Zinc +76.4%
Contains more Copper +31.7%

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
Tofu
3
:
7
Barley
Contains more Vitamin A +654.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +308.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +179.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1108.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 0% 0% 1% 40% 24% 8% 8% 22% 22% 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 A +654.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +308.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +179.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1108.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tofu Barley Opinion
Net carbs 0.48g 56.18g Barley
Protein 17.27g 12.48g Tofu
Fats 8.72g 2.3g Tofu
Carbs 2.78g 73.48g Barley
Calories 144kcal 354kcal Barley
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.8g Tofu
Fiber 2.3g 17.3g Barley
Calcium 683mg 33mg Tofu
Iron 2.66mg 3.6mg Barley
Magnesium 58mg 133mg Barley
Phosphorus 190mg 264mg Barley
Potassium 237mg 452mg Barley
Sodium 14mg 12mg Barley
Zinc 1.57mg 2.77mg Barley
Copper 0.378mg 0.498mg Barley
Vitamin A 166IU 22IU Tofu
Vitamin E mg 0.57mg Barley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0mg Tofu
Vitamin B1 0.158mg 0.646mg Barley
Vitamin B2 0.102mg 0.285mg Barley
Vitamin B3 0.381mg 4.604mg Barley
Vitamin B5 0.133mg 0.282mg Barley
Vitamin B6 0.092mg 0.318mg Barley
Folate 29µg 19µg Tofu
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 2.2µg Barley
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.208mg Tofu
Threonine 0.785mg 0.424mg Tofu
Isoleucine 0.849mg 0.456mg Tofu
Leucine 1.392mg 0.848mg Tofu
Lysine 0.883mg 0.465mg Tofu
Methionine 0.211mg 0.24mg Barley
Phenylalanine 0.835mg 0.7mg Tofu
Valine 0.87mg 0.612mg Tofu
Histidine 0.431mg 0.281mg Tofu
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Barley
Saturated Fat 1.261g 0.482g Barley
Monounsaturated Fat 1.925g 0.295g Tofu
Polyunsaturated fat 4.921g 1.108g Tofu

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tofu Barley
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

People also compare

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
11
Tofu
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
77
Tofu
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
104%
Tofu
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
3%
Tofu
73%
Barley
Fats
40%
Tofu
11%
Barley

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Tofu
Tofu is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barley
Barley contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barley
Barley is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.779g)
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
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Tofu - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172475/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.