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Soybean meal vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.215g)
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.
Soybean meal 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
Soybean meal 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
31
Soybean meal
10
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
170
Soybean meal
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
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1
Lentil
Contains more Iron +311.4%
Contains more Calcium +1184.2%
Contains more Potassium +574.8%
Contains more Magnesium +750%
Contains more Copper +696.8%
Contains more Zinc +298.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.4%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +311.4%
Contains more Calcium +1184.2%
Contains more Potassium +574.8%
Contains more Magnesium +750%
Contains more Copper +696.8%
Contains more Zinc +298.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.4%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

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
:
3
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin A +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +308.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +209.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +219.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +308.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +209.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +219.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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
295%
Soybean meal
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
20%
Lentil
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
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 Soybean meal Lentil Opinion
Calories 337 116 Soybean meal
Protein 49.2 9.02 Soybean meal
Fats 2.39 0.38 Soybean meal
Vitamin C 0 1.5 Lentil
Carbs 35.89 20.13 Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 13.7 3.33 Soybean meal
Calcium 244 19 Soybean meal
Potassium 2490 369 Soybean meal
Magnesium 306 36 Soybean meal
Sugars 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 Lentil
Copper 2 0.251 Soybean meal
Zinc 5.06 1.27 Soybean meal
Starch
Phosphorus 701 180 Soybean meal
Sodium 3 2 Lentil
Vitamin A 40 8 Soybean meal
Vitamin E 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.691 0.169 Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251 0.073 Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587 1.06 Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 1.976 0.638 Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569 0.178 Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.268 0.053 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409 0.064 Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045 0.175 Soybean meal
Tryptophan 0.653 0.081 Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952 0.323 Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18 0.39 Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66 0.654 Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991 0.63 Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606 0.077 Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346 0.445 Soybean meal
Valine 2.243 0.448 Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212 0.254 Soybean meal
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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