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Nattō vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sugars (difference - 3.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.538g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $1)
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.
Nattō Lentil
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price 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
Nattō 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
20
Nattō
10
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
71
Nattō
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
Nattō
6
:
2
Lentil
Contains more Iron +158.3%
Contains more Calcium +1042.1%
Contains more Potassium +97.6%
Contains more Magnesium +219.4%
Contains more Copper +165.7%
Contains more Zinc +138.6%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 180
Contains more Iron +158.3%
Contains more Calcium +1042.1%
Contains more Potassium +97.6%
Contains more Magnesium +219.4%
Contains more Copper +165.7%
Contains more Zinc +138.6%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 180

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
Nattō
3
:
6
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin C +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1258.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +196.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.169
Contains more Vitamin C +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1258.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +196.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.169

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
116%
Nattō
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
20%
Lentil
Fats
51%
Nattō
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 Nattō Lentil Opinion
Calories 211 116 Nattō
Protein 19.4 9.02 Nattō
Fats 11 0.38 Nattō
Vitamin C 13 1.5 Nattō
Carbs 12.68 20.13 Lentil
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.6 3.33 Nattō
Calcium 217 19 Nattō
Potassium 729 369 Nattō
Magnesium 115 36 Nattō
Sugars 4.89 1.8 Nattō
Fiber 5.4 7.9 Lentil
Copper 0.667 0.251 Nattō
Zinc 3.03 1.27 Nattō
Starch
Phosphorus 174 180 Lentil
Sodium 7 2 Lentil
Vitamin A 0 8 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.01 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.16 0.169 Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.073 Nattō
Vitamin B3 0 1.06 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.215 0.638 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.178 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 23.1 1.7 Nattō
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.591 0.053 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43 0.064 Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 0.175 Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223 0.081 Nattō
Threonine 0.813 0.323 Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931 0.39 Nattō
Leucine 1.509 0.654 Nattō
Lysine 1.145 0.63 Nattō
Methionine 0.208 0.077 Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941 0.445 Nattō
Valine 1.018 0.448 Nattō
Histidine 0.512 0.254 Nattō
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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