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Bread vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sugars (difference - 4.62g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 599mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.936g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is cheaper?
Bread
Bread is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bread
Bread is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Bread Lentil
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bread 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
27
Bread
10
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
46
Bread
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
Bread
5
:
3
Lentil
Contains more Iron +22.8%
Contains more Calcium +768.4%
Contains more Magnesium +63.9%
Contains more Zinc +15.7%
Contains more Potassium +65.5%
Contains more Copper +26.8%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 180
Contains more Iron +22.8%
Contains more Calcium +768.4%
Contains more Magnesium +63.9%
Contains more Zinc +15.7%
Contains more Potassium +65.5%
Contains more Copper +26.8%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 180

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
Bread
6
:
4
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin E +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +423.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +489.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +235.3%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +650%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +159.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +423.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +489.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +235.3%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +650%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.3%

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
78%
Bread
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
56%
Bread
20%
Lentil
Fats
20%
Bread
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 Bread Lentil Opinion
Calories 313 116 Bread
Protein 12.96 9.02 Bread
Fats 4.27 0.38 Bread
Vitamin C 0.2 1.5 Lentil
Carbs 55.77 20.13 Bread
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.09 3.33 Bread
Calcium 165 19 Bread
Potassium 223 369 Lentil
Magnesium 59 36 Bread
Sugars 6.42 1.8 Bread
Fiber 4.7 7.9 Lentil
Copper 0.198 0.251 Lentil
Zinc 1.47 1.27 Bread
Starch
Phosphorus 188 180 Bread
Sodium 601 2 Lentil
Vitamin A 0 8 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.24 0.11 Bread
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.439 0.169 Bread
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.073 Bread
Vitamin B3 6.25 1.06 Bread
Vitamin B5 0.456 0.638 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.153 0.178 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.7 1.7 Bread
Folic acid (B9) 20 0 Bread
Trans Fat 0 Bread
Saturated Fat 0.989 0.053 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 1.019 0.064 Bread
Polyunsaturated fat 1.72 0.175 Bread
Tryptophan 0.092 0.081 Bread
Threonine 0.299 0.323 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.258 0.39 Lentil
Leucine 0.461 0.654 Lentil
Lysine 0.215 0.63 Lentil
Methionine 0.105 0.077 Bread
Phenylalanine 0.315 0.445 Lentil
Valine 0.31 0.448 Lentil
Histidine 0.15 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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