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Oat vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Oat
Oat contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oat
Oat is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oat
Oat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.164g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 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.
Oat Lentil
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Oat 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
21
Oat
10
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
74
Oat
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
Oat
7
:
0
Lentil
Contains more Iron +41.7%
Contains more Calcium +184.2%
Contains more Potassium +16.3%
Contains more Magnesium +391.7%
Contains more Copper +149.4%
Contains more Zinc +212.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +190.6%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Contains more Iron +41.7%
Contains more Calcium +184.2%
Contains more Potassium +16.3%
Contains more Magnesium +391.7%
Contains more Copper +149.4%
Contains more Zinc +212.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +190.6%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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
Oat
3
:
6
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin B1 +351.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +351.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.6%

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
101%
Oat
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
66%
Oat
20%
Lentil
Fats
32%
Oat
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 Oat Lentil Opinion
Calories 389 116 Oat
Protein 16.89 9.02 Oat
Fats 6.9 0.38 Oat
Vitamin C 0 1.5 Lentil
Carbs 66.27 20.13 Oat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.72 3.33 Oat
Calcium 54 19 Oat
Potassium 429 369 Oat
Magnesium 177 36 Oat
Sugars 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 10.6 7.9 Oat
Copper 0.626 0.251 Oat
Zinc 3.97 1.27 Oat
Starch
Phosphorus 523 180 Oat
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 0 8 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.763 0.169 Oat
Vitamin B2 0.139 0.073 Oat
Vitamin B3 0.961 1.06 Lentil
Vitamin B5 1.349 0.638 Oat
Vitamin B6 0.119 0.178 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Oat
Saturated Fat 1.217 0.053 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 2.178 0.064 Oat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.535 0.175 Oat
Tryptophan 0.234 0.081 Oat
Threonine 0.575 0.323 Oat
Isoleucine 0.694 0.39 Oat
Leucine 1.284 0.654 Oat
Lysine 0.701 0.63 Oat
Methionine 0.312 0.077 Oat
Phenylalanine 0.895 0.445 Oat
Valine 0.937 0.448 Oat
Histidine 0.405 0.254 Oat
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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