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Cereal vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sugars (difference - 8.55g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 793mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.207g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 25)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cereal
Cereal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Cereal
Cereal is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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.
Cereal Lentil
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Cereal 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
304
Cereal
10
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cereal
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
Cereal
2
:
6
Lentil
Contains more Iron +922.8%
Contains more Zinc +498.4%
Contains more Calcium +90%
Contains more Potassium +251.4%
Contains more Magnesium +89.5%
Contains more Copper +83.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.8%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Contains more Iron +922.8%
Contains more Zinc +498.4%
Contains more Calcium +90%
Contains more Potassium +251.4%
Contains more Magnesium +89.5%
Contains more Copper +83.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.8%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%

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
Cereal
6
:
6
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin C +2466.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +34800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3620.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +5201.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2694.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3262.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +2466.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +34800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3620.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +5201.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2694.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +3262.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
36%
Cereal
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
87%
Cereal
20%
Lentil
Fats
5%
Cereal
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 Cereal Lentil Opinion
Calories 378 116 Cereal
Protein 6.06 9.02 Lentil
Fats 1.08 0.38 Cereal
Vitamin C 38.5 1.5 Cereal
Carbs 86.85 20.13 Cereal
Cholesterol 0 Cereal
Vitamin D 0 Lentil
Iron 34.06 3.33 Cereal
Calcium 10 19 Lentil
Potassium 105 369 Lentil
Magnesium 19 36 Lentil
Sugars 10.35 1.8 Cereal
Fiber 1.4 7.9 Lentil
Copper 0.137 0.251 Lentil
Zinc 7.6 1.27 Cereal
Starch
Phosphorus 77 180 Lentil
Sodium 795 2 Lentil
Vitamin A 2792 8 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.08 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 Lentil
Vitamin B1 6.288 0.169 Cereal
Vitamin B2 3.87 0.073 Cereal
Vitamin B3 29.62 1.06 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.226 0.638 Lentil
Vitamin B6 5.986 0.178 Cereal
Vitamin B12 0 Lentil
Vitamin K 0 1.7 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 Lentil
Trans Fat 0 Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.26 0.053 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.204 0.064 Cereal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.354 0.175 Cereal
Tryptophan 0.066 0.081 Lentil
Threonine 0.241 0.323 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.26 0.39 Lentil
Leucine 0.767 0.654 Cereal
Lysine 0.113 0.63 Lentil
Methionine 0.13 0.077 Cereal
Phenylalanine 0.365 0.445 Lentil
Valine 0.344 0.448 Lentil
Histidine 0.162 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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