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Wheat vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Wheat
Wheat contains less Sugars (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat
Wheat is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Wheat
Wheat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.401g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
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.
Wheat 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
Wheat 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
Wheat
10
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
67
Wheat
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
Wheat
7
:
0
Lentil
Contains more Calcium +78.9%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Copper +120.3%
Contains more Zinc +227.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +182.2%
Equal in Iron - 3.33
Equal in Sodium - 2
Contains more Calcium +78.9%
Contains more Potassium +16.8%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Copper +120.3%
Contains more Zinc +227.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +182.2%
Equal in Iron - 3.33
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
Wheat
5
:
4
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin B1 +147.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +535.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +147.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +535.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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
82%
Wheat
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
71%
Wheat
20%
Lentil
Fats
11%
Wheat
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 Wheat Lentil Opinion
Calories 339 116 Wheat
Protein 13.68 9.02 Wheat
Fats 2.47 0.38 Wheat
Vitamin C 0 1.5 Lentil
Carbs 71.13 20.13 Wheat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.52 3.33 Wheat
Calcium 34 19 Wheat
Potassium 431 369 Wheat
Magnesium 144 36 Wheat
Sugars 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 Lentil
Copper 0.553 0.251 Wheat
Zinc 4.16 1.27 Wheat
Starch
Phosphorus 508 180 Wheat
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 0 8 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.419 0.169 Wheat
Vitamin B2 0.121 0.073 Wheat
Vitamin B3 6.738 1.06 Wheat
Vitamin B5 0.935 0.638 Wheat
Vitamin B6 0.419 0.178 Wheat
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Lentil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 Wheat
Saturated Fat 0.454 0.053 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.344 0.064 Wheat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.978 0.175 Wheat
Tryptophan 0.176 0.081 Wheat
Threonine 0.366 0.323 Wheat
Isoleucine 0.533 0.39 Wheat
Leucine 0.934 0.654 Wheat
Lysine 0.303 0.63 Lentil
Methionine 0.221 0.077 Wheat
Phenylalanine 0.681 0.445 Wheat
Valine 0.594 0.448 Wheat
Histidine 0.322 0.254 Wheat
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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