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Lentil vs Refried beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Refried beans
Refried beans contains less Sugars (difference - 1.26g)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 368mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.578g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Refried beans
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lentil Refried beans
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
8
Refried beans
Mineral Summary Score
30
Lentil
24
Refried beans

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 Iron +131.3%
Contains more Potassium +15.7%
Contains more Copper +94.6%
Contains more Zinc +119%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Calcium +52.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 35
Contains more Iron +131.3%
Contains more Potassium +15.7%
Contains more Copper +94.6%
Contains more Zinc +119%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Calcium +52.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 35

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
6
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +188.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +237.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.079
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +188.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +237.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.079

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
30%
Refried beans
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
14%
Refried beans
Fats
2%
Lentil
9%
Refried beans

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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 Refried beans Opinion
Calories 116 90 Lentil
Protein 9.02 4.98 Lentil
Fats 0.38 2.01 Refried beans
Vitamin C 1.5 6 Refried beans
Carbs 20.13 13.55 Lentil
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 1.44 Lentil
Calcium 19 29 Refried beans
Potassium 369 319 Lentil
Magnesium 36 35 Lentil
Sugars 1.8 0.54 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 3.7 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.129 Lentil
Zinc 1.27 0.58 Lentil
Starch 7.43 Refried beans
Phosphorus 180 92 Lentil
Sodium 2 370 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 0 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 0.09 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.076 Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.079 Refried beans
Vitamin B3 1.06 0.367 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.189 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.103 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 2.1 Refried beans
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0.016 Lentil
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.631 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.601 Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.543 Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.081 0.065 Lentil
Threonine 0.323 0.231 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 0.242 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 0.438 Lentil
Lysine 0.63 0.377 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.083 Refried beans
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.297 Lentil
Valine 0.448 0.287 Lentil
Histidine 0.254 153 Refried beans
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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