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Lentil vs Pasta - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pasta
Pasta contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.097g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $1.9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in minerals
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 Pasta
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lentil Pasta
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
12
Pasta
Mineral Summary Score
30
Lentil
10
Pasta

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
8
:
0
Pasta
Contains more Iron +192.1%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Potassium +1437.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +169.9%
Contains more Zinc +126.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +185.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +192.1%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Potassium +1437.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +169.9%
Contains more Zinc +126.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +185.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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
7
:
5
Pasta
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +248.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +423.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.992
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +248.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +423.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.992

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
31%
Pasta
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
25%
Pasta
Fats
2%
Lentil
5%
Pasta

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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 Pasta Opinion
Calories 116 131 Pasta
Protein 9.02 5.15 Lentil
Fats 0.38 1.05 Pasta
Vitamin C 1.5 0 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 24.93 Pasta
Cholesterol 0 33 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 Lentil
Iron 3.33 1.14 Lentil
Calcium 19 6 Lentil
Potassium 369 24 Lentil
Magnesium 36 18 Lentil
Sugars 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.093 Lentil
Zinc 1.27 0.56 Lentil
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Phosphorus 180 63 Lentil
Sodium 2 6 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 20 Pasta
Vitamin E 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.209 Pasta
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.15 Pasta
Vitamin B3 1.06 0.992 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.183 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.034 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0.14 Pasta
Vitamin K 1.7 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 57 Pasta
Trans Fat 0 Pasta
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.15 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.124 Pasta
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.429 Pasta
Tryptophan 0.081 0.065 Lentil
Threonine 0.323 0.134 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 0.197 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 0.348 Lentil
Lysine 0.63 0.097 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.079 Pasta
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.247 Lentil
Valine 0.448 0.217 Lentil
Histidine 0.254 0.103 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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