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Sesame vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Sesame
Sesame is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Sesame
Sesame contains less Sugars (difference - 1.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.904g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $2.9)
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.
Sesame 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
Sesame 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
33
Sesame
10
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
224
Sesame
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
Sesame
7
:
1
Lentil
Contains more Iron +336.9%
Contains more Calcium +5031.6%
Contains more Potassium +26.8%
Contains more Magnesium +875%
Contains more Copper +1526.3%
Contains more Zinc +510.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +249.4%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%
Contains more Iron +336.9%
Contains more Calcium +5031.6%
Contains more Potassium +26.8%
Contains more Magnesium +875%
Contains more Copper +1526.3%
Contains more Zinc +510.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +249.4%
Contains less Sodium -81.8%

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
Sesame
6
:
3
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin A +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +368%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +238.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +325.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +343.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1176%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +368%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +238.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +325.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +343.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1176%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
106%
Sesame
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
23%
Sesame
20%
Lentil
Fats
229%
Sesame
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 Sesame Lentil Opinion
Calories 573 116 Sesame
Protein 17.73 9.02 Sesame
Fats 49.67 0.38 Sesame
Vitamin C 0 1.5 Lentil
Carbs 23.45 20.13 Sesame
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 14.55 3.33 Sesame
Calcium 975 19 Sesame
Potassium 468 369 Sesame
Magnesium 351 36 Sesame
Sugars 0.3 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 11.8 7.9 Sesame
Copper 4.082 0.251 Sesame
Zinc 7.75 1.27 Sesame
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Phosphorus 629 180 Sesame
Sodium 11 2 Lentil
Vitamin A 9 8 Sesame
Vitamin E 0.25 0.11 Sesame
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.791 0.169 Sesame
Vitamin B2 0.247 0.073 Sesame
Vitamin B3 4.515 1.06 Sesame
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.638 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.79 0.178 Sesame
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 1.7 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Sesame
Saturated Fat 6.957 0.053 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 18.759 0.064 Sesame
Polyunsaturated fat 21.773 0.175 Sesame
Tryptophan 0.388 0.081 Sesame
Threonine 0.736 0.323 Sesame
Isoleucine 0.763 0.39 Sesame
Leucine 1.358 0.654 Sesame
Lysine 0.569 0.63 Lentil
Methionine 0.586 0.077 Sesame
Phenylalanine 0.94 0.445 Sesame
Valine 0.99 0.448 Sesame
Histidine 0.522 0.254 Sesame
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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