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Broad bean vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Broad bean and Lentil

  • Broad bean has more Vitamin K, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Manganese, and Vitamin E , while Lentil has more Iron, Vitamin B5, Folate, and Phosphorus.
  • Broad bean covers your daily need of Vitamin K 33% more than Lentil.
  • Broad bean contains 11 times more Vitamin E than Lentil. While Broad bean contains 1.16mg of Vitamin E , Lentil contains only 0.11mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beans, fava, in pod, raw and Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Copper +60.2%
Contains more Iron +114.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.5%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Zinc +27%
Equal in Magnesium - 36
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Copper +60.2%
Contains more Iron +114.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.5%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Zinc +27%
Equal in Magnesium - 36

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
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Lentil
Contains more Vitamin A +4062.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +954.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2305.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.2%
Contains more Folate +22.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 5% 43% 17% 20% 39% 42% 136% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +4062.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +954.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2305.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.2%
Contains more Folate +22.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Broad bean Lentil
Lower in Sugar 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 minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Broad bean Lentil Opinion
Net carbs 10.13g 12.23g Lentil
Protein 7.92g 9.02g Lentil
Fats 0.73g 0.38g Broad bean
Carbs 17.63g 20.13g Lentil
Calories 88kcal 116kcal Lentil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 9.21g 1.8g Lentil
Fiber 7.5g 7.9g Lentil
Calcium 37mg 19mg Broad bean
Iron 1.55mg 3.33mg Lentil
Magnesium 33mg 36mg Lentil
Phosphorus 129mg 180mg Lentil
Potassium 332mg 369mg Lentil
Sodium 25mg 2mg Lentil
Zinc 1mg 1.27mg Lentil
Copper 0.402mg 0.251mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 333IU 8IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 1.16mg 0.11mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.7mg 1.5mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.133mg 0.169mg Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.073mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 2.249mg 1.06mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.225mg 0.638mg Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.104mg 0.178mg Lentil
Folate 148µg 181µg Lentil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 40.9µg 1.7µg Broad bean
Tryptophan mg 0.081mg Lentil
Threonine mg 0.323mg Lentil
Isoleucine mg 0.39mg Lentil
Leucine mg 0.654mg Lentil
Lysine mg 0.63mg Lentil
Methionine mg 0.077mg Lentil
Phenylalanine mg 0.445mg Lentil
Valine mg 0.448mg Lentil
Histidine mg 0.254mg Lentil
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.118g 0.053g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.104g 0.064g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.342g 0.175g Broad bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Broad bean Lentil
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
37
Broad bean
26
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
43
Broad bean
48
Lentil

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 food.
Protein
48%
Broad bean
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
18%
Broad bean
20%
Lentil
Fats
3%
Broad bean
2%
Lentil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.41g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.065g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/nutrients
  2. Lentil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172421/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.