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

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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 63% 1% 0% 0% 98% 50% 23% 50% 45% 0% 0% 99%
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 +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 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 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

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Navy 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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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