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Cornmeal vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cornmeal and Lentil

  • Cornmeal has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Selenium and Iron, however Lentil is richer in Copper, Fiber, Manganese, Phosphorus and Vitamin B5.
  • Cornmeal's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 32% more.
  • Cornmeal contains 5 times more Vitamin B2 than Lentil. Cornmeal contains 0.382mg of Vitamin B2, while Lentil contains 0.073mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow 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
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Lentil
Contains more Iron +30.9%
Contains more Calcium +533.3%
Contains more Potassium +159.9%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +230.3%
Contains more Zinc +92.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Contains more Iron +30.9%
Contains more Calcium +533.3%
Contains more Potassium +159.9%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +230.3%
Contains more Zinc +92.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%

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 +2575%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +423.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +368.7%
Contains more Folate +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +165.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.11
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 0% 13% 3% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 0% 0% 157%
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 A +2575%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +423.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +368.7%
Contains more Folate +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +165.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.11
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.178

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
46
Cornmeal
26
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
36
Cornmeal
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 the food
Protein
43%
Cornmeal
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
79%
Cornmeal
20%
Lentil
Fats
8%
Cornmeal
2%
Lentil

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Cornmeal Lentil
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Cornmeal 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 contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.167g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal contains less Sugars (difference - 0.19g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal 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

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Cornmeal Lentil Opinion
Calories 370 116 Cornmeal
Protein 7.11 9.02 Lentil
Fats 1.75 0.38 Cornmeal
Vitamin C 0 1.5 Lentil
Carbs 79.45 20.13 Cornmeal
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 4.36 3.33 Cornmeal
Calcium 3 19 Lentil
Potassium 142 369 Lentil
Magnesium 32 36 Lentil
Sugars 1.61 1.8 Cornmeal
Fiber 3.9 7.9 Lentil
Copper 0.076 0.251 Lentil
Zinc 0.66 1.27 Lentil
Starch 73.3 Cornmeal
Phosphorus 99 180 Lentil
Sodium 7 2 Lentil
Vitamin A 214 8 Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.12 0.11 Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.551 0.169 Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.382 0.073 Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 4.968 1.06 Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.24 0.638 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.182 0.178 Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 1.7 Lentil
Folate 209 181 Cornmeal
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.22 0.053 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.39 0.064 Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.828 0.175 Cornmeal
Tryptophan 0.038 0.081 Lentil
Threonine 0.172 0.323 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.242 0.39 Lentil
Leucine 1.006 0.654 Cornmeal
Lysine 0.105 0.63 Lentil
Methionine 0.162 0.077 Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.366 0.445 Lentil
Valine 0.337 0.448 Lentil
Histidine 0.172 0.254 Lentil
Fructose 0.17 Cornmeal

References

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

  1. Cornmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168867/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.