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Bean vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sugars (difference - 4.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.295g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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.
Bean Lentil
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bean 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
32
Bean
10
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
88
Bean
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
Bean
7
:
1
Lentil
Contains more Iron +102.4%
Contains more Calcium +594.7%
Contains more Potassium +237.7%
Contains more Magnesium +425%
Contains more Copper +274.9%
Contains more Zinc +111%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.9%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%
Contains more Iron +102.4%
Contains more Calcium +594.7%
Contains more Potassium +237.7%
Contains more Magnesium +425%
Contains more Copper +274.9%
Contains more Zinc +111%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.9%
Contains less Sodium -86.7%

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
Bean
9
:
0
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin C +220%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325%
Contains more Vitamin E +363.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +219.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +199.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +429.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +220%
Contains more Vitamin A +1325%
Contains more Vitamin E +363.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +267.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +219.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +199.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +429.4%

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
143%
Bean
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
63%
Bean
20%
Lentil
Fats
5%
Bean
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 Bean Lentil Opinion
Calories 347 116 Bean
Protein 23.86 9.02 Bean
Fats 1.15 0.38 Bean
Vitamin C 4.8 1.5 Bean
Carbs 62.62 20.13 Bean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 6.74 3.33 Bean
Calcium 132 19 Bean
Potassium 1246 369 Bean
Magnesium 189 36 Bean
Sugars 6.6 1.8 Bean
Fiber 16.3 7.9 Bean
Copper 0.941 0.251 Bean
Zinc 2.68 1.27 Bean
Starch
Phosphorus 367 180 Bean
Sodium 15 2 Lentil
Vitamin A 114 8 Bean
Vitamin E 0.51 0.11 Bean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.621 0.169 Bean
Vitamin B2 0.233 0.073 Bean
Vitamin B3 2.251 1.06 Bean
Vitamin B5 1.91 0.638 Bean
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.178 Bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 9 1.7 Bean
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.348 0.053 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.161 0.064 Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.384 0.175 Bean
Tryptophan 0.26 0.081 Bean
Threonine 0.782 0.323 Bean
Isoleucine 1.008 0.39 Bean
Leucine 1.847 0.654 Bean
Lysine 1.664 0.63 Bean
Methionine 0.286 0.077 Bean
Phenylalanine 1.443 0.445 Bean
Valine 1.237 0.448 Bean
Histidine 0.695 0.254 Bean
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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