Barley nutrition, glycemic index, calories, net carbs & more
Carbs in Barley
Barley primarily consists of carbs. 100g of Barley provides 74 grams of carbs, equalling 24% of the daily carbohydrate requirements.
Carbs per serving size
Barley is usually served in one cup, equal 184 grams.
One serving of Barley contains 135 grams of carbohydrates.
You can usually find Barley in two forms: pearled and hulled. In this article, we discuss the carb content of hulled barley.
Pearled, raw barley has a little bit more carbs than hulled barley, about 78 grams per 100g.
When we cook pearled barley, things are getting better for people looking for a low-carb diet: cooked barley contains 28g of carbs per 100g.
Barley net carbs
From 74 grams of carbohydrates in Barley, 17.3 grams are fiber, which results in 56.7 grams of net carbs per 100g.
Soluble or insoluble fiber
Most of the fiber contained in Barley is soluble. This food is rich in beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber with cholesterol-lowering properties.
Fiber content ratio for Barley
Carbs per serving
Carbs per 100g
Important nutritional characteristics for Barley
Barley Glycemic index (GI)
Mineral coverage chart
Mineral chart - relative view
Vitamin coverage chart
Vitamin chart - relative view
Protein quality breakdown
Fat type information
All nutrients for Barley per 100g
|Nutrient||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Value||Comparison|
|Net carbs||N/A||16%||56.18g||Equal to Chocolate|
|Protein||30%||38%||12.48g||4.4 times more than Broccoli|
|Fats||4%||66%||2.3g||14.5 times less than Cheese|
|Carbs||24%||8%||73.48g||2.6 times more than Rice|
|Calories||18%||23%||354kcal||7.5 times more than Orange|
|Sugar||N/A||68%||0.8g||11.2 times less than Coca-Cola|
|Fiber||69%||8%||17.3g||7.2 times more than Orange|
|Calcium||3%||42%||33mg||3.8 times less than Milk|
|Iron||45%||16%||3.6mg||1.4 times more than Beef|
|Magnesium||32%||12%||133mg||1.1 times less than Almond|
|Phosphorus||38%||21%||264mg||1.5 times more than Chicken meat|
|Potassium||13%||14%||452mg||3.1 times more than Cucumber|
|Sodium||1%||84%||12mg||40.8 times less than White Bread|
|Zinc||25%||32%||2.77mg||2.3 times less than Beef|
|Copper||55%||20%||0.5mg||3.5 times more than Shiitake|
|Vitamin A||0%||58%||22IU||759.4 times less than Carrot|
|Vitamin E||4%||55%||0.57mg||2.6 times less than Kiwifruit|
|Vitamin B1||54%||14%||0.65mg||2.4 times more than Pea|
|Vitamin B2||22%||28%||0.29mg||2.2 times more than Avocado|
|Vitamin B3||29%||36%||4.6mg||2.1 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B5||6%||75%||0.28mg||4 times less than Sunflower seed|
|Vitamin B6||24%||38%||0.32mg||2.7 times more than Oat|
|Folate||5%||49%||19µg||3.2 times less than Brussels sprout|
|Vitamin K||2%||64%||2.2µg||46.2 times less than Broccoli|
|Tryptophan||0%||64%||0.21mg||1.5 times less than Chicken meat|
|Threonine||0%||74%||0.42mg||1.7 times less than Beef|
|Isoleucine||0%||75%||0.46mg||2 times less than Salmon|
|Leucine||0%||75%||0.85mg||2.9 times less than Tuna|
|Lysine||0%||77%||0.47mg||Equal to Tofu|
|Methionine||0%||74%||0.24mg||2.5 times more than Quinoa|
|Phenylalanine||0%||69%||0.7mg||Equal to Egg|
|Valine||0%||73%||0.61mg||3.3 times less than Soybean|
|Histidine||0%||75%||0.28mg||2.7 times less than Turkey meat|
|Saturated Fat||2%||70%||0.48g||12.2 times less than Beef|
|Monounsaturated Fat||N/A||75%||0.3g||33.2 times less than Avocado|
|Polyunsaturated fat||N/A||43%||1.11g||42.6 times less than Walnut|
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Barley nutrition infographic
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