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Hummus vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Hummus and Lentil different?

  • Hummus is richer in Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, and Zinc, while Lentil is higher in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B5, and Fiber.
  • Hummus covers your daily need of Copper 31% more than Lentil.
  • Hummus contains 190 times more Sodium than Lentil. Hummus contains 379mg of Sodium, while Lentil contains 2mg.

Hummus, commercial and Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt types were used 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
Hummus
4
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4
Lentil
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +97.2%
Contains more Zinc +44.1%
Contains more Copper +110%
Contains more Iron +36.5%
Contains more Potassium +61.8%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 180
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 92% 51% 76% 21% 50% 50% 176%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +97.2%
Contains more Zinc +44.1%
Contains more Copper +110%
Contains more Iron +36.5%
Contains more Potassium +61.8%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 180

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
Hummus
3
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7
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin A +275%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +383.3%
Contains more Folate +118.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.169
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 63% 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 A +275%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +383.3%
Contains more Folate +118.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.169

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Hummus Lentil Opinion
Net carbs 8.29g 12.23g Lentil
Protein 7.9g 9.02g Lentil
Fats 9.6g 0.38g Hummus
Carbs 14.29g 20.13g Lentil
Calories 166kcal 116kcal Hummus
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.8g Hummus
Fiber 6g 7.9g Lentil
Calcium 38mg 19mg Hummus
Iron 2.44mg 3.33mg Lentil
Magnesium 71mg 36mg Hummus
Phosphorus 176mg 180mg Lentil
Potassium 228mg 369mg Lentil
Sodium 379mg 2mg Lentil
Zinc 1.83mg 1.27mg Hummus
Copper 0.527mg 0.251mg Hummus
Vitamin A 30IU 8IU Hummus
Vitamin E mg 0.11mg Lentil
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1.5mg Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.18mg 0.169mg Hummus
Vitamin B2 0.064mg 0.073mg Lentil
Vitamin B3 0.582mg 1.06mg Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.132mg 0.638mg Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 0.178mg Hummus
Folate 83µg 181µg Lentil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 1.7µg Lentil
Tryptophan mg 0.081mg Lentil
Threonine mg 0.323mg Lentil
Isoleucine mg 0.39mg Lentil
Leucine mg 0.654mg Lentil
Lysine mg 0.63mg Lentil
Methionine mg 0.077mg Lentil
Phenylalanine mg 0.445mg Lentil
Valine mg 0.448mg Lentil
Histidine mg 0.254mg Lentil
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Hummus
Saturated Fat 1.437g 0.053g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 4.039g 0.064g Hummus
Polyunsaturated fat 3.613g 0.175g Hummus

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Hummus 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
16
Hummus
26
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
66
Hummus
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
47%
Hummus
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
14%
Hummus
20%
Lentil
Fats
44%
Hummus
2%
Lentil

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 377mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.384g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
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.

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. Hummus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174289/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.