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Lentil vs Semolina - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Semolina
Semolina contains less Sugars (difference - 1.47g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.241g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 16)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 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 Semolina
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lentil Semolina
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
18
Semolina
Mineral Summary Score
30
Lentil
22
Semolina

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
5
:
Contains more Iron +350%
Contains more Potassium +112.1%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +24.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Contains more Calcium +273.7%
Contains more Copper +13.1%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Contains more Iron +350%
Contains more Potassium +112.1%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +24.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Contains more Calcium +273.7%
Contains more Copper +13.1%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46%
Contains more Vitamin K +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +376.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.672
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46%
Contains more Vitamin K +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +376.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.672

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
45%
Semolina
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
81%
Semolina
Fats
2%
Lentil
5%
Semolina

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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 Semolina Opinion
Calories 116 374 Semolina
Protein 9.02 7.51 Lentil
Fats 0.38 1.03 Semolina
Vitamin C 1.5 0 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 80.89 Semolina
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 0.74 Lentil
Calcium 19 71 Semolina
Potassium 369 174 Lentil
Magnesium 36 27 Lentil
Sugars 1.8 0.33 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 1.8 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.284 Semolina
Zinc 1.27 1.02 Lentil
Starch 68.29 Semolina
Phosphorus 180 153 Lentil
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 8 0 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 0.03 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.224 Semolina
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.05 Lentil
Vitamin B3 1.06 5.048 Semolina
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.672 Semolina
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.452 Semolina
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0.1 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Semolina
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.294 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.258 Semolina
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.322 Semolina
Tryptophan 0.081 0.103 Semolina
Threonine 0.323 0.271 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 0.339 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 0.656 Semolina
Lysine 0.63 0.215 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.183 Semolina
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.398 Lentil
Valine 0.448 0.47 Semolina
Histidine 0.254 0.185 Lentil
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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