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Seed vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Seed
Seed contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.277g)
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.
Seed Lentil
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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
Seed 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
25
Seed
10
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
137
Seed
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
Seed
7
:
1
Lentil
Contains more Iron +131.8%
Contains more Calcium +3221.1%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains more Magnesium +830.6%
Contains more Copper +268.1%
Contains more Zinc +260.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +377.8%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Equal in Potassium - 369
Contains more Iron +131.8%
Contains more Calcium +3221.1%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains more Magnesium +830.6%
Contains more Copper +268.1%
Contains more Zinc +260.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +377.8%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Equal in Potassium - 369

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
Seed
6
:
5
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin A +575%
Contains more Vitamin E +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +266.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +733%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1.5
Contains more Vitamin A +575%
Contains more Vitamin E +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +266.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +733%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1.5

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
99%
Seed
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
20%
Lentil
Fats
142%
Seed
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 Seed Lentil Opinion
Calories 486 116 Seed
Protein 16.54 9.02 Seed
Fats 30.74 0.38 Seed
Vitamin C 1.6 1.5 Seed
Carbs 42.12 20.13 Seed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Lentil
Iron 7.72 3.33 Seed
Calcium 631 19 Seed
Potassium 407 369 Seed
Magnesium 335 36 Seed
Sugars 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 34.4 7.9 Seed
Copper 0.924 0.251 Seed
Zinc 4.58 1.27 Seed
Starch
Phosphorus 860 180 Seed
Sodium 16 2 Lentil
Vitamin A 54 8 Seed
Vitamin E 0.5 0.11 Seed
Vitamin D 0 Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.62 0.169 Seed
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.073 Seed
Vitamin B3 8.83 1.06 Seed
Vitamin B5 0.638 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 Lentil
Trans Fat 0.14 0 Lentil
Saturated Fat 3.33 0.053 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309 0.064 Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665 0.175 Seed
Tryptophan 0.436 0.081 Seed
Threonine 0.709 0.323 Seed
Isoleucine 0.801 0.39 Seed
Leucine 1.371 0.654 Seed
Lysine 0.97 0.63 Seed
Methionine 0.588 0.077 Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016 0.445 Seed
Valine 0.95 0.448 Seed
Histidine 0.531 0.254 Seed
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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