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Lentil vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.167g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 41)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sugars (difference - 0.19g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is relatively richer in vitamins
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.
Lentil Cornmeal
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lentil Cornmeal
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
36
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
30
Lentil
21
Cornmeal

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
7
:
Contains more Calcium +533.3%
Contains more Potassium +159.9%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +230.3%
Contains more Zinc +92.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +30.9%
Contains more Calcium +533.3%
Contains more Potassium +159.9%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +230.3%
Contains more Zinc +92.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +30.9%

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
3
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +165.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +2575%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +423.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +368.7%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.182
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +165.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +2575%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +423.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +368.7%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.182

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
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
2%
Lentil
8%
Cornmeal

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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 Cornmeal Opinion
Calories 116 370 Cornmeal
Protein 9.02 7.11 Lentil
Fats 0.38 1.75 Cornmeal
Vitamin C 1.5 0 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 79.45 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 4.36 Cornmeal
Calcium 19 3 Lentil
Potassium 369 142 Lentil
Magnesium 36 32 Lentil
Sugars 1.8 1.61 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 3.9 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.076 Lentil
Zinc 1.27 0.66 Lentil
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 180 99 Lentil
Sodium 2 7 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 214 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.11 0.12 Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.551 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.382 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 1.06 4.968 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.24 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.182 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 180 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.22 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.39 Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.828 Cornmeal
Tryptophan 0.081 0.038 Lentil
Threonine 0.323 0.172 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 0.242 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 1.006 Cornmeal
Lysine 0.63 0.105 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.162 Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.366 Lentil
Valine 0.448 0.337 Lentil
Histidine 0.254 0.172 Lentil
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