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Lentil vs Millet - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Millet
Millet contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.67g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Millet
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
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 Millet
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
24
Millet
Mineral Summary Score
30
Lentil
48
Millet

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
4
:
4
Millet
Contains more Iron +10.6%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Magnesium +216.7%
Contains more Copper +198.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Equal in Iron - 3.01
Contains more Iron +10.6%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Magnesium +216.7%
Contains more Copper +198.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Equal in Iron - 3.01

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
4
:
5
Millet
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +149.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +345.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +149.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +345.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.7%

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
66%
Millet
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
73%
Millet
Fats
2%
Lentil
19%
Millet

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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 Millet Opinion
Calories 116 378 Millet
Protein 9.02 11.02 Millet
Fats 0.38 4.22 Millet
Vitamin C 1.5 0 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 72.85 Millet
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 3.01 Lentil
Calcium 19 8 Lentil
Potassium 369 195 Lentil
Magnesium 36 114 Millet
Sugars 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 8.5 Millet
Copper 0.251 0.75 Millet
Zinc 1.27 1.68 Millet
Starch
Phosphorus 180 285 Millet
Sodium 2 5 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 0 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 0.05 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.421 Millet
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.29 Millet
Vitamin B3 1.06 4.72 Millet
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.848 Millet
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.384 Millet
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0.9 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Millet
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.723 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.773 Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 2.134 Millet
Tryptophan 0.081 0.119 Millet
Threonine 0.323 0.353 Millet
Isoleucine 0.39 0.465 Millet
Leucine 0.654 1.4 Millet
Lysine 0.63 0.212 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.221 Millet
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.58 Millet
Valine 0.448 0.578 Millet
Histidine 0.254 0.236 Lentil
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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