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Lentil vs Baked beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 420mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.895g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 20)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Baked beans
Baked beans contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
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.

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lentil Baked beans
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
10
Lentil
5
Baked beans
Mineral Summary Score
30
Lentil
30
Baked beans

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
Lentil
6
:
Contains more Iron +67.3%
Contains more Copper +57.9%
Contains more Zinc +74%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.1%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Calcium +221.1%
Contains more Magnesium +19.4%
Equal in Potassium - 358
Contains more Iron +67.3%
Contains more Copper +57.9%
Contains more Zinc +74%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.1%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Calcium +221.1%
Contains more Magnesium +19.4%
Equal in Potassium - 358

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
Lentil
9
:
Contains more Vitamin C +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +311.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +311.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.8%

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
54%
Lentil
33%
Baked beans
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
22%
Baked beans
Fats
2%
Lentil
24%
Baked beans

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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 Lentil Baked beans Opinion
Calories 116 155 Baked beans
Protein 9.02 5.54 Lentil
Fats 0.38 5.15 Baked beans
Vitamin C 1.5 1.1 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 21.63 Baked beans
Cholesterol 0 5 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 1.99 Lentil
Calcium 19 61 Baked beans
Potassium 369 358 Lentil
Magnesium 36 43 Baked beans
Sugars 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 5.5 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.159 Lentil
Zinc 1.27 0.73 Lentil
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Phosphorus 180 109 Lentil
Sodium 2 422 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 0 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.136 Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.049 Lentil
Vitamin B3 1.06 0.408 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.155 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.09 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.053 1.948 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 2.133 Baked beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.74 Baked beans
Tryptophan 0.081 0.067 Lentil
Threonine 0.323 0.228 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 0.242 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 0.428 Lentil
Lysine 0.63 0.379 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.086 Baked beans
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.287 Lentil
Valine 0.448 0.282 Lentil
Histidine 0.254 0.153 Lentil
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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