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Kidney bean vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Kidney bean and Lentil?

  • Kidney bean is richer than Lentil in Copper, Fiber, Iron, Folate, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Manganese, and Vitamin B6.
  • Kidney bean's daily need coverage for Copper is 79% more.
  • Kidney bean has 4 times more Magnesium than Lentil. While Kidney bean has 140mg of Magnesium, Lentil has only 36mg.

We used Beans, kidney, all types, mature seeds, raw and Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt types in this article.

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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 +652.6%
Contains more Iron +146.2%
Contains more Magnesium +288.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.1%
Contains more Potassium +281%
Contains more Zinc +119.7%
Contains more Copper +281.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 43% 308% 100% 175% 125% 4% 77% 320%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Contains more Calcium +652.6%
Contains more Iron +146.2%
Contains more Magnesium +288.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.1%
Contains more Potassium +281%
Contains more Zinc +119.7%
Contains more Copper +281.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%

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 E +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +213%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +94.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123%
Contains more Folate +117.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1017.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 15% 133% 51% 39% 47% 92% 296% 0% 48%
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 E +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +213%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +94.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123%
Contains more Folate +117.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1017.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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.
Kidney bean Lentil
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kidney bean Lentil Opinion
Net carbs 35.11g 12.23g Kidney bean
Protein 23.58g 9.02g Kidney bean
Fats 0.83g 0.38g Kidney bean
Carbs 60.01g 20.13g Kidney bean
Calories 333kcal 116kcal Kidney bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.23g 1.8g Lentil
Fiber 24.9g 7.9g Kidney bean
Calcium 143mg 19mg Kidney bean
Iron 8.2mg 3.33mg Kidney bean
Magnesium 140mg 36mg Kidney bean
Phosphorus 407mg 180mg Kidney bean
Potassium 1406mg 369mg Kidney bean
Sodium 24mg 2mg Lentil
Zinc 2.79mg 1.27mg Kidney bean
Copper 0.958mg 0.251mg Kidney bean
Vitamin A 0IU 8IU Lentil
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.11mg Kidney bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 4.5mg 1.5mg Kidney bean
Vitamin B1 0.529mg 0.169mg Kidney bean
Vitamin B2 0.219mg 0.073mg Kidney bean
Vitamin B3 2.06mg 1.06mg Kidney bean
Vitamin B5 0.78mg 0.638mg Kidney bean
Vitamin B6 0.397mg 0.178mg Kidney bean
Folate 394µg 181µg Kidney bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 19µg 1.7µg Kidney bean
Tryptophan 0.279mg 0.081mg Kidney bean
Threonine 0.992mg 0.323mg Kidney bean
Isoleucine 1.041mg 0.39mg Kidney bean
Leucine 1.882mg 0.654mg Kidney bean
Lysine 1.618mg 0.63mg Kidney bean
Methionine 0.355mg 0.077mg Kidney bean
Phenylalanine 1.275mg 0.445mg Kidney bean
Valine 1.233mg 0.448mg Kidney bean
Histidine 0.656mg 0.254mg Kidney bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.12g 0.053g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 0.064g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.457g 0.175g Kidney bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Kidney 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
60
Kidney bean
26
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
143
Kidney 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
141%
Kidney bean
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
60%
Kidney bean
20%
Lentil
Fats
4%
Kidney bean
2%
Lentil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.43g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.067g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Kidney bean
Kidney bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Kidney bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175193/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.