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Lentil vs Porridge - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Porridge
Porridge contains less Sugars (difference - 1.77g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Porridge
Porridge is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)
Which food is cheaper?
Porridge
Porridge is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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 Porridge
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lentil Porridge
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
3
Porridge
Mineral Summary Score
30
Lentil
13
Porridge

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 +2206.3%
Contains more Magnesium +620%
Contains more Copper +527.5%
Contains more Zinc +876.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +1100%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Calcium +357.9%
Contains more Potassium +2206.3%
Contains more Magnesium +620%
Contains more Copper +527.5%
Contains more Zinc +876.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +1100%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Iron +12.3%
Contains more Calcium +357.9%

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
9
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +192%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +798.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1269.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1600%
Contains more Folic acid (B9) +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +192%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +798.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1269.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +1600%
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
9%
Porridge
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
11%
Porridge
Fats
2%
Lentil
1%
Porridge

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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 Porridge Opinion
Calories 116 50 Lentil
Protein 9.02 1.44 Lentil
Fats 0.38 0.21 Lentil
Vitamin C 1.5 0 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 10.52 Lentil
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 3.74 Porridge
Calcium 19 87 Porridge
Potassium 369 16 Lentil
Magnesium 36 5 Lentil
Sugars 1.8 0.03 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 0.5 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.04 Lentil
Zinc 1.27 0.13 Lentil
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Phosphorus 180 15 Lentil
Sodium 2 6 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 0 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 0.02 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.055 Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.025 Lentil
Vitamin B3 1.06 0.52 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.071 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.013 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0.1 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 8 Porridge
Trans Fat 0 Porridge
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.033 Porridge
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.028 Lentil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.114 Lentil
Tryptophan 0.081 0.02 Lentil
Threonine 0.323 0.045 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 0.063 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 0.11 Lentil
Lysine 0.63 0.037 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.027 Lentil
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.078 Lentil
Valine 0.448 0.07 Lentil
Histidine 0.254 0.033 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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