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Lentil vs Teff - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Teff
Teff is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Teff
Teff is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Teff
Teff is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sugars (difference - 0.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.396g)
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 Teff
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lentil Teff
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
24
Teff
Mineral Summary Score
30
Lentil
85
Teff

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
1
:
7
Teff
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +129.1%
Contains more Calcium +847.4%
Contains more Potassium +15.7%
Contains more Magnesium +411.1%
Contains more Copper +222.7%
Contains more Zinc +185.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.3%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Iron +129.1%
Contains more Calcium +847.4%
Contains more Potassium +15.7%
Contains more Magnesium +411.1%
Contains more Copper +222.7%
Contains more Zinc +185.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +138.3%

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
:
7
Teff
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +269.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +170.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +269.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +170.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +11.8%

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
80%
Teff
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
73%
Teff
Fats
2%
Lentil
11%
Teff

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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 Teff Opinion
Calories 116 367 Teff
Protein 9.02 13.3 Teff
Fats 0.38 2.38 Teff
Vitamin C 1.5 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 73.13 Teff
Cholesterol 0 Teff
Vitamin D 0 Lentil
Iron 3.33 7.63 Teff
Calcium 19 180 Teff
Potassium 369 427 Teff
Magnesium 36 184 Teff
Sugars 1.8 1.84 Teff
Fiber 7.9 8 Teff
Copper 0.251 0.81 Teff
Zinc 1.27 3.63 Teff
Starch 36.56 Teff
Phosphorus 180 429 Teff
Sodium 2 12 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 9 Teff
Vitamin E 0.11 0.08 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.39 Teff
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.27 Teff
Vitamin B3 1.06 3.363 Teff
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.942 Teff
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.482 Teff
Vitamin B12 0 Lentil
Vitamin K 1.7 1.9 Teff
Folic acid (B9) 0 Lentil
Trans Fat 0 Teff
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.449 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.589 Teff
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 1.071 Teff
Tryptophan 0.081 0.139 Teff
Threonine 0.323 0.51 Teff
Isoleucine 0.39 0.501 Teff
Leucine 0.654 1.068 Teff
Lysine 0.63 0.376 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.428 Teff
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.698 Teff
Valine 0.448 0.686 Teff
Histidine 0.254 0.301 Teff
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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