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Khorasan wheat vs Barley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Khorasan wheat and Barley

  • Khorasan wheat has more Selenium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Zinc, however Barley has more Fiber, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Khorasan wheat's daily need coverage for Selenium is 80% more.
  • Khorasan wheat has 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Barley. Khorasan wheat has 0.949mg of Vitamin B5, while Barley has 0.282mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Wheat, KAMUT khorasan, uncooked 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
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Barley
Contains more Zinc +32.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +12.2%
Equal in Iron - 3.6
Equal in Magnesium - 133
Equal in Copper - 0.498
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 142% 7% 36% 93% 169% 101% 156% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 135% 10% 40% 95% 166% 76% 114% 2%
Contains more Zinc +32.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%
Contains less Sodium -58.3%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +12.2%
Equal in Iron - 3.6
Equal in Magnesium - 133
Equal in Copper - 0.498

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 B3 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +236.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +22.2%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.57
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 13% 0% 142% 43% 120% 57% 60% 0% 5% 0%
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 B3 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +236.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +22.2%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.57

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
36
Khorasan wheat
36
Barley
Mineral Summary Score
88
Khorasan wheat
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
87%
Khorasan wheat
75%
Barley
Carbohydrates
71%
Khorasan wheat
73%
Barley
Fats
10%
Khorasan wheat
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.
Khorasan wheat Barley
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Khorasan wheat 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 contains less Sodium?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.286g)
Which food is cheaper?
Khorasan wheat
Khorasan wheat is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barley
Barley is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.04g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barley
Barley is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
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 Khorasan wheat Barley Opinion
Calories 337 354 Barley
Protein 14.54 12.48 Khorasan wheat
Fats 2.13 2.3 Barley
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 70.58 73.48 Barley
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Barley
Iron 3.77 3.6 Khorasan wheat
Calcium 22 33 Barley
Potassium 403 452 Barley
Magnesium 130 133 Barley
Sugar 7.84 0.8 Barley
Fiber 11.1 17.3 Barley
Copper 0.506 0.498 Khorasan wheat
Zinc 3.68 2.77 Khorasan wheat
Starch 52.41 Khorasan wheat
Phosphorus 364 264 Khorasan wheat
Sodium 5 12 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin A 10 22 Barley
Vitamin E 0.61 0.57 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin D 0 Barley
Vitamin B1 0.566 0.646 Barley
Vitamin B2 0.184 0.285 Barley
Vitamin B3 6.375 4.604 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B5 0.949 0.282 Khorasan wheat
Vitamin B6 0.259 0.318 Barley
Vitamin B12 0 Barley
Vitamin K 1.8 2.2 Barley
Folate 19 Barley
Trans Fat 0.005 Barley
Saturated Fat 0.196 0.482 Khorasan wheat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.213 0.295 Barley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.621 1.108 Barley
Tryptophan 0.13 0.208 Barley
Threonine 0.442 0.424 Khorasan wheat
Isoleucine 0.566 0.456 Khorasan wheat
Leucine 1.112 0.848 Khorasan wheat
Lysine 0.416 0.465 Barley
Methionine 0.251 0.24 Khorasan wheat
Phenylalanine 0.772 0.7 Khorasan wheat
Valine 0.687 0.612 Khorasan wheat
Histidine 0.379 0.281 Khorasan wheat
Fructose 0.11 Khorasan wheat

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. Khorasan wheat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169743/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.