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Lentil vs Cereal - 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.
Lentil Cereal
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
Lentil Cereal
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
304
Cereal
Mineral Summary Score
30
Lentil
111
Cereal

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
:
2
Cereal
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%
Contains more Iron +922.8%
Contains more Zinc +498.4%

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
6
:
6
Cereal
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 +∞%
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%

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
36%
Cereal
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
87%
Cereal
Fats
2%
Lentil
5%
Cereal

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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 Cereal Opinion
Calories 116 378 Cereal
Protein 9.02 6.06 Lentil
Fats 0.38 1.08 Cereal
Vitamin C 1.5 38.5 Cereal
Carbs 20.13 86.85 Cereal
Cholesterol 0 Cereal
Vitamin D 0 Lentil
Iron 3.33 34.06 Cereal
Calcium 19 10 Lentil
Potassium 369 105 Lentil
Magnesium 36 19 Lentil
Sugars 1.8 10.35 Cereal
Fiber 7.9 1.4 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.137 Lentil
Zinc 1.27 7.6 Cereal
Starch
Phosphorus 180 77 Lentil
Sodium 2 795 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 2792 Cereal
Vitamin E 0.11 0.08 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.169 6.288 Cereal
Vitamin B2 0.073 3.87 Cereal
Vitamin B3 1.06 29.62 Cereal
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.226 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 5.986 Cereal
Vitamin B12 0 Lentil
Vitamin K 1.7 0 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 Lentil
Trans Fat 0 Cereal
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.26 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.204 Cereal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.354 Cereal
Tryptophan 0.081 0.066 Lentil
Threonine 0.323 0.241 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 0.26 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 0.767 Cereal
Lysine 0.63 0.113 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.13 Cereal
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.365 Lentil
Valine 0.448 0.344 Lentil
Histidine 0.254 0.162 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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