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Navy bean vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Navy bean and Lentil?

  • Navy bean is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Copper, and Vitamin B2, yet Lentil is richer in Iron, Folate, and Phosphorus.
  • Navy bean's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 19% higher.
  • Navy bean has 3 times more Vitamin B2 than Lentil. Navy bean has 0.215mg of Vitamin B2, while Lentil has 0.073mg.

We used Beans, navy, mature seeds, sprouted, raw and Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt types in this comparison.

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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 Magnesium +180.6%
Contains more Copper +41.8%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Contains more Iron +72.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains more Potassium +20.2%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 73% 73% 43% 28% 2% 25% 119%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Contains more Magnesium +180.6%
Contains more Copper +41.8%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Contains more Iron +72.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains more Potassium +20.2%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%

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 +1153.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +194.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Folate +37.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.178
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 63% 98% 50% 23% 50% 45% 99% 0% 0%
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 C +1153.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +194.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Folate +37.1%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.178

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.
Navy 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 Navy bean Lentil Opinion
Net carbs 13.05g 12.23g Navy bean
Protein 6.15g 9.02g Lentil
Fats 0.7g 0.38g Navy bean
Carbs 13.05g 20.13g Lentil
Calories 67kcal 116kcal Lentil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.8g Navy bean
Fiber g 7.9g Lentil
Calcium 15mg 19mg Lentil
Iron 1.93mg 3.33mg Lentil
Magnesium 101mg 36mg Navy bean
Phosphorus 100mg 180mg Lentil
Potassium 307mg 369mg Lentil
Sodium 13mg 2mg Lentil
Zinc 0.89mg 1.27mg Lentil
Copper 0.356mg 0.251mg Navy bean
Vitamin A 4IU 8IU Lentil
Vitamin E mg 0.11mg Lentil
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 18.8mg 1.5mg Navy bean
Vitamin B1 0.39mg 0.169mg Navy bean
Vitamin B2 0.215mg 0.073mg Navy bean
Vitamin B3 1.22mg 1.06mg Navy bean
Vitamin B5 0.825mg 0.638mg Navy bean
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.178mg Navy bean
Folate 132µg 181µg Lentil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 1.7µg Lentil
Tryptophan 0.064mg 0.081mg Lentil
Threonine 0.258mg 0.323mg Lentil
Isoleucine 0.273mg 0.39mg Lentil
Leucine 0.442mg 0.654mg Lentil
Lysine 0.35mg 0.63mg Lentil
Methionine 0.064mg 0.077mg Lentil
Phenylalanine 0.31mg 0.445mg Lentil
Valine 0.316mg 0.448mg Lentil
Histidine 0.172mg 0.254mg Lentil
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.085g 0.053g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.052g 0.064g Lentil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.407g 0.175g Navy bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Navy 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
35
Navy bean
26
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
45
Navy 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
37%
Navy bean
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
13%
Navy bean
20%
Lentil
Fats
3%
Navy bean
2%
Lentil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Navy bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169139/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.