Barley vs. Chicken

Nutrition comparison of Barley and Cooked Chicken


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of barley versus cooked chicken (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

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Calories and Carbs

calories

Both barley and chicken are high in calories - barley has 352kcal of calories per 100 grams and chicken has 189kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Barley is a excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than chicken - barley has 15.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and chicken does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Barley and chicken contain similar amounts of sugar - barley has 0.8g of sugar per 100 grams and chicken does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both barley and chicken are high in protein - barley has 9.9g of protein per 100 grams and chicken has 23.3g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Barley has less saturated fat than chicken - barley has 0.24g of saturated fat per 100 grams and chicken has 3.1g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Chicken and barley contain similar amounts of trans fat - chicken has 0.09g of trans fat per 100 grams and barley does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Barley and chicken contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - barley has 1ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and chicken does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Barley and chicken contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - barley has 0.02mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and chicken has 0.39mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Chicken has more riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6 and vitamin b12, however, barley contains more folate. Both barley and chicken contain significant amounts of thiamin and niacin.

Barley Chicken
Thiamin 0.191 MG 0.121 MG
Riboflavin 0.114 MG 0.302 MG
Niacin 4.604 MG 7.107 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.282 MG 1.327 MG
Vitamin B6 0.26 MG 0.538 MG
Folate 23 UG 2 UG
Vitamin B12 ~ 0.51 UG

Minerals

calcium

Barley has more calcium than chicken - barley has 29mg of calcium per 100 grams and chicken has 8mg of calcium.

iron

Barley is a great source of iron and it has more iron than chicken - barley has 2.5mg of iron per 100 grams and chicken has 0.93mg of iron.

potassium

Both barley and chicken are high in potassium - barley has 280mg of potassium per 100 grams and chicken has 677mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, chicken has more DHA and DPA than barley per 100 grams. Both barley and chicken contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Barley Chicken
alpha linoleic acid 0.055 G 0.1 G
DHA ~ 0.031 G
EPA ~ 0.008 G
DPA ~ 0.016 G
Total 0.055 G 0.155 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, chicken has more linoleic acid than barley per 100 grams.

Barley Chicken
linoleic acid 0.505 G 1.818 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.02 G
Total 0.505 G 1.838 G

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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Barley (Barley, pearled, raw) and Chicken (Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned) .

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