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Lentil vs Tempeh - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Tempeh
Tempeh contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tempeh
Tempeh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Tempeh
Tempeh is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tempeh
Tempeh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.486g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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 Tempeh
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Tempeh
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
14
Tempeh
Mineral Summary Score
30
Lentil
45
Tempeh

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
3
:
5
Tempeh
Contains more Iron +23.3%
Contains more Zinc +11.4%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Calcium +484.2%
Contains more Potassium +11.7%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +123.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.8%
Contains more Iron +23.3%
Contains more Zinc +11.4%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Calcium +484.2%
Contains more Potassium +11.7%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Copper +123.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.8%

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
:
4
Tempeh
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +129.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +390.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +149.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +129.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +390.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +149.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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
122%
Tempeh
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
8%
Tempeh
Fats
2%
Lentil
50%
Tempeh

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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 Tempeh Opinion
Calories 116 192 Tempeh
Protein 9.02 20.29 Tempeh
Fats 0.38 10.8 Tempeh
Vitamin C 1.5 0 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 7.64 Lentil
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 2.7 Lentil
Calcium 19 111 Tempeh
Potassium 369 412 Tempeh
Magnesium 36 81 Tempeh
Sugars 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.56 Tempeh
Zinc 1.27 1.14 Lentil
Starch
Phosphorus 180 266 Tempeh
Sodium 2 9 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 0 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.078 Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.358 Tempeh
Vitamin B3 1.06 2.64 Tempeh
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.278 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.215 Tempeh
Vitamin B12 0 0.08 Tempeh
Vitamin K 1.7 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.053 2.539 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 3.205 Tempeh
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 4.3 Tempeh
Tryptophan 0.081 0.194 Tempeh
Threonine 0.323 0.796 Tempeh
Isoleucine 0.39 0.88 Tempeh
Leucine 0.654 1.43 Tempeh
Lysine 0.63 0.908 Tempeh
Methionine 0.077 0.175 Tempeh
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.893 Tempeh
Valine 0.448 0.92 Tempeh
Histidine 0.254 0.466 Tempeh
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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