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Tofu vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Tofu
Tofu contains less Sugars (difference - 1.18g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tofu
Tofu is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
Which food is cheaper?
Tofu
Tofu is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
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 - 0.638g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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.
Tofu Lentil
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Tofu 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
4
Tofu
10
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
38
Tofu
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
Tofu
2
:
6
Lentil
Contains more Iron +61%
Contains more Calcium +1742.1%
Contains more Potassium +205%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +30.1%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.6%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +61%
Contains more Calcium +1742.1%
Contains more Potassium +205%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +30.1%
Contains more Zinc +58.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +85.6%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%

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
Tofu
2
:
7
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin A +962.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1400%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +443.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +838.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +962.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1400%
Contains more Vitamin E +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +443.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +838.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +278.7%

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
48%
Tofu
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
2%
Tofu
20%
Lentil
Fats
22%
Tofu
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 Tofu Lentil Opinion
Calories 76 116 Lentil
Protein 8.08 9.02 Lentil
Fats 4.78 0.38 Tofu
Vitamin C 0.1 1.5 Lentil
Carbs 1.87 20.13 Lentil
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 5.36 3.33 Tofu
Calcium 350 19 Tofu
Potassium 121 369 Lentil
Magnesium 30 36 Lentil
Sugars 0.62 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 0.3 7.9 Lentil
Copper 0.193 0.251 Lentil
Zinc 0.8 1.27 Lentil
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Phosphorus 97 180 Lentil
Sodium 7 2 Lentil
Vitamin A 85 8 Tofu
Vitamin E 0.01 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.081 0.169 Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.052 0.073 Lentil
Vitamin B3 0.195 1.06 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.068 0.638 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.047 0.178 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.4 1.7 Tofu
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.691 0.053 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 1.056 0.064 Tofu
Polyunsaturated fat 2.699 0.175 Tofu
Tryptophan 0.12 0.081 Tofu
Threonine 0.402 0.323 Tofu
Isoleucine 0.435 0.39 Tofu
Leucine 0.713 0.654 Tofu
Lysine 0.452 0.63 Lentil
Methionine 0.108 0.077 Tofu
Phenylalanine 0.428 0.445 Lentil
Valine 0.446 0.448 Lentil
Histidine 0.221 0.254 Lentil
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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