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Millet vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Millet
Millet contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.67g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 43)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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.
Millet Lentil
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Millet Lentil
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
24
Millet
10
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
48
Millet
30
Lentil

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
Millet
4
:
4
Lentil
Contains more Magnesium +216.7%
Contains more Copper +198.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Iron +10.6%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Magnesium +216.7%
Contains more Copper +198.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Iron +10.6%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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
Millet
5
:
4
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin B1 +149.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +345.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +149.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +345.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%

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
66%
Millet
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
73%
Millet
20%
Lentil
Fats
19%
Millet
2%
Lentil

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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 Millet Lentil Opinion
Calories 378 116 Millet
Protein 11.02 9.02 Millet
Fats 4.22 0.38 Millet
Vitamin C 0 1.5 Lentil
Carbs 72.85 20.13 Millet
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.01 3.33 Lentil
Calcium 8 19 Lentil
Potassium 195 369 Lentil
Magnesium 114 36 Millet
Sugars 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 8.5 7.9 Millet
Copper 0.75 0.251 Millet
Zinc 1.68 1.27 Millet
Starch
Phosphorus 285 180 Millet
Sodium 5 2 Lentil
Vitamin A 0 8 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.05 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.421 0.169 Millet
Vitamin B2 0.29 0.073 Millet
Vitamin B3 4.72 1.06 Millet
Vitamin B5 0.848 0.638 Millet
Vitamin B6 0.384 0.178 Millet
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.9 1.7 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Millet
Saturated Fat 0.723 0.053 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.773 0.064 Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 2.134 0.175 Millet
Tryptophan 0.119 0.081 Millet
Threonine 0.353 0.323 Millet
Isoleucine 0.465 0.39 Millet
Leucine 1.4 0.654 Millet
Lysine 0.212 0.63 Lentil
Methionine 0.221 0.077 Millet
Phenylalanine 0.58 0.445 Millet
Valine 0.578 0.448 Millet
Histidine 0.236 0.254 Lentil
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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