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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 Iron +146.2%
Contains more Calcium +652.6%
Contains more Potassium +281%
Contains more Magnesium +288.9%
Contains more Copper +281.7%
Contains more Zinc +119.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.1%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 308% 43% 125% 100% 320% 77% 175% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Contains more Iron +146.2%
Contains more Calcium +652.6%
Contains more Potassium +281%
Contains more Magnesium +288.9%
Contains more Copper +281.7%
Contains more Zinc +119.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.1%
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 C +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
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 Vitamin K +1017.6%
Contains more Folate +117.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 15% 0% 5% 0% 133% 51% 39% 47% 92% 0% 48% 296%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 5% 1% 3% 0% 43% 17% 20% 39% 42% 0% 5% 136%
Contains more Vitamin C +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
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 Vitamin K +1017.6%
Contains more Folate +117.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Kidney bean Lentil
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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