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Navy bean vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Navy bean
Navy bean contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Navy bean Lentil
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Navy bean Lentil
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
23
Navy bean
10
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
30
Navy bean
30
Lentil

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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Lentil
Contains more Magnesium +180.6%
Contains more Copper +41.8%
Contains more Iron +72.5%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Contains more Potassium +20.2%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Magnesium +180.6%
Contains more Copper +41.8%
Contains more Iron +72.5%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Contains more Potassium +20.2%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%

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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3
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin C +1153.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +194.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.178
Contains more Vitamin C +1153.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +194.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.178

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 the food
Protein
37%
Navy bean
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
13%
Navy bean
20%
Lentil
Fats
3%
Navy bean
2%
Lentil

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Navy bean Lentil Opinion
Calories 67 116 Lentil
Protein 6.15 9.02 Lentil
Fats 0.7 0.38 Navy bean
Vitamin C 18.8 1.5 Navy bean
Carbs 13.05 20.13 Lentil
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.93 3.33 Lentil
Calcium 15 19 Lentil
Potassium 307 369 Lentil
Magnesium 101 36 Navy bean
Sugars 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 Lentil
Copper 0.356 0.251 Navy bean
Zinc 0.89 1.27 Lentil
Starch
Phosphorus 100 180 Lentil
Sodium 13 2 Lentil
Vitamin A 4 8 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.39 0.169 Navy bean
Vitamin B2 0.215 0.073 Navy bean
Vitamin B3 1.22 1.06 Navy bean
Vitamin B5 0.825 0.638 Navy bean
Vitamin B6 0.191 0.178 Navy bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.085 0.053 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.052 0.064 Lentil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407 0.175 Navy bean
Tryptophan 0.064 0.081 Lentil
Threonine 0.258 0.323 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.273 0.39 Lentil
Leucine 0.442 0.654 Lentil
Lysine 0.35 0.63 Lentil
Methionine 0.064 0.077 Lentil
Phenylalanine 0.31 0.445 Lentil
Valine 0.316 0.448 Lentil
Histidine 0.172 0.254 Lentil
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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