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Lentil vs Oatmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal contains less Sugars (difference - 1.34g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.173g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Oatmeal
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 Oatmeal
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
21
Oatmeal
Mineral Summary Score
30
Lentil
25
Oatmeal

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 Potassium +504.9%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Copper +280.3%
Contains more Zinc +104.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Iron +79%
Contains more Calcium +321.1%
Contains more Potassium +504.9%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Copper +280.3%
Contains more Zinc +104.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Iron +79%
Contains more Calcium +321.1%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +325%
Contains more Vitamin A +5312.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +194.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +185.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.9%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +325%
Contains more Vitamin A +5312.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +194.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +185.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.9%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%

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
14%
Oatmeal
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
12%
Oatmeal
Fats
2%
Lentil
6%
Oatmeal

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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 Oatmeal Opinion
Calories 116 68 Lentil
Protein 9.02 2.37 Lentil
Fats 0.38 1.36 Oatmeal
Vitamin C 1.5 0 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 11.67 Lentil
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 5.96 Oatmeal
Calcium 19 80 Oatmeal
Potassium 369 61 Lentil
Magnesium 36 26 Lentil
Sugars 1.8 0.46 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 1.7 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.066 Lentil
Zinc 1.27 0.62 Lentil
Starch 10.37 Oatmeal
Phosphorus 180 77 Lentil
Sodium 2 49 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 433 Oatmeal
Vitamin E 0.11 0.07 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.26 Oatmeal
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.215 Oatmeal
Vitamin B3 1.06 3.025 Oatmeal
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.317 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.29 Oatmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0.4 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 39 Oatmeal
Trans Fat 0 0.003 Lentil
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.226 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.391 Oatmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.426 Oatmeal
Tryptophan 0.081 0.04 Lentil
Threonine 0.323 0.083 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 0.105 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 0.2 Lentil
Lysine 0.63 0.135 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.04 Lentil
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.13 Lentil
Valine 0.448 0.151 Lentil
Histidine 0.254 0.057 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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