Barley vs. Yellow Mustard

Nutrition comparison of Barley and Yellow Mustard


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

We compared the nutritional contents of barley versus yellow mustard (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in barley and yellow mustard:

  • Both barley and yellow mustard are high in dietary fiber.
  • Barley has more niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Barley is a great source of iron, potassium and protein.
  • Yellow mustard is an excellent source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of barley and yellow mustard is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Barley (Barley, pearled, raw) and Yellow Mustard (Mustard, prepared, yellow) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Barley is high in calories and yellow mustard has 83% less calories than barley - barley has 352 calories per 100 grams and yellow mustard has 60 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, barley is lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and much lighter in fat compared to yellow mustard per calorie. Barley has a macronutrient ratio of 11:86:3 and for yellow mustard, 22:34:44 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Barley Yellow Mustard
Protein 11% 22%
Carbohydrates 86% 34%
Fat 3% 44%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Barley is high in carbohydrates and yellow mustard has 92% less carbohydrates than barley - barley has 77.7g of total carbs per 100 grams and yellow mustard has 5.8g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Both barley and yellow mustard are high in dietary fiber. Barley has 290% more dietary fiber than yellow mustard - barley has 15.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and yellow mustard has 4g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Barley and yellow mustard contain similar amounts of sugar - barley has 0.8g of sugar per 100 grams and yellow mustard has 0.92g of sugar.

Protein

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Barley is a great source of protein and it has 165% more protein than yellow mustard - barley has 9.9g of protein per 100 grams and yellow mustard has 3.7g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both barley and yellow mustard are low in saturated fat - barley has 0.24g of saturated fat per 100 grams and yellow mustard has 0.21g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both yellow mustard and barley are low in trans fat - yellow mustard has 0.01g of trans fat per 100 grams and barley does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Yellow mustard and barley contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - yellow mustard has 0.3mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and barley does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Barley and yellow mustard contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - barley has 1ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and yellow mustard has 5ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin E

Barley and yellow mustard contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - barley has 0.02mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and yellow mustard has 0.36mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Barley and yellow mustard contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - barley has 2.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and yellow mustard has 1.4ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Barley has more niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate. Both barley and yellow mustard contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid.

Barley Yellow Mustard
Thiamin 0.191 MG 0.177 MG
Riboflavin 0.114 MG 0.07 MG
Niacin 4.604 MG 0.565 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.282 MG 0.254 MG
Vitamin B6 0.26 MG 0.07 MG
Folate 23 UG 7 UG

Minerals

calcium

Yellow mustard is an excellent source of calcium and it has 117% more calcium than barley - barley has 29mg of calcium per 100 grams and yellow mustard has 63mg of calcium.

iron

Barley is a great source of iron and it has 55% more iron than yellow mustard - barley has 2.5mg of iron per 100 grams and yellow mustard has 1.6mg of iron.

potassium

Barley is a great source of potassium and it has 84% more potassium than yellow mustard - barley has 280mg of potassium per 100 grams and yellow mustard has 152mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids, both barley and yellow mustard contain significant amounts of lutein + zeaxanthin.

Barley Yellow Mustard
beta-carotene 13 UG 51 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 160 UG 113 UG
alpha-carotene ~ 1 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, yellow mustard has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than barley per 100 grams.

Barley Yellow Mustard
alpha linoleic acid 0.055 G 0.374 G
Total 0.055 G 0.374 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both barley and yellow mustard contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Barley Yellow Mustard
linoleic acid 0.505 G 0.363 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.01 G
Total 0.505 G 0.373 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 Yellow Mustard (Mustard, prepared, yellow) .

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FAQ

Does barley or yellow mustard contain more calories in 100 grams?
Barley is high in calories and yellow mustard has 80% less calories than barley - barley has 352 calories in 100g and yellow mustard has 60 calories.

Does barley or yellow mustard have more carbohydrates?
By weight, barley is high in carbohydrates and yellow mustard has 90% fewer carbohydrates than barley - barley has 77.7g of carbs for 100g and yellow mustard has 5.8g of carbohydrates.

Does barley or yellow mustard contain more calcium?
Yellow mustard is a rich source of calcium and it has 120% more calcium than barley - barley has 29mg of calcium in 100 grams and yellow mustard has 63mg of calcium.

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