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Lentil vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.219g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
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?
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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 Wheat gluten
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Wheat gluten
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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
30
Lentil
35
Wheat gluten

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 Potassium +269%
Contains more Magnesium +44%
Contains more Copper +37.9%
Contains more Zinc +49.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Iron +56.2%
Contains more Calcium +647.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +269%
Contains more Magnesium +44%
Contains more Copper +37.9%
Contains more Zinc +49.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Iron +56.2%
Contains more Calcium +647.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
2%
Lentil
9%
Wheat gluten

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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 Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 116 370 Wheat gluten
Protein 9.02 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 0.38 1.85 Wheat gluten
Vitamin C 1.5 0 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 13.79 Lentil
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 5.2 Wheat gluten
Calcium 19 142 Wheat gluten
Potassium 369 100 Lentil
Magnesium 36 25 Lentil
Sugars 1.8 0 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 0.6 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.182 Lentil
Zinc 1.27 0.85 Lentil
Starch
Phosphorus 180 260 Wheat gluten
Sodium 2 29 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 0 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 0 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0 Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073 0 Lentil
Vitamin B3 1.06 0 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638 0 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.272 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.156 Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.81 Wheat gluten
Tryptophan 0.081 Lentil
Threonine 0.323 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 Lentil
Lysine 0.63 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 Lentil
Phenylalanine 0.445 Lentil
Valine 0.448 Lentil
Histidine 0.254 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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