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Lentil vs Bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lentil and Bean

  • Bean has more Folate, Copper, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Fiber, Potassium, Manganese, and Vitamin B6 than Lentil.
  • Bean's daily need coverage for Folate is 86% more.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Beans, pinto, mature seeds, raw.

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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
Lentil
1
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7
Bean
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +494.7%
Contains more Iron +52.3%
Contains more Magnesium +388.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +128.3%
Contains more Potassium +277.5%
Contains more Zinc +79.5%
Contains more Copper +255.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 34% 191% 126% 177% 123% 2% 63% 298%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Contains more Calcium +494.7%
Contains more Iron +52.3%
Contains more Magnesium +388.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +128.3%
Contains more Potassium +277.5%
Contains more Zinc +79.5%
Contains more Copper +255.8%

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
Lentil
1
:
9
Bean
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +320%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +321.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.3%
Contains more Folate +190.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +229.4%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 21% 179% 49% 23% 48% 110% 394% 0% 14%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +320%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +321.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +190.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.3%
Contains more Folate +190.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +229.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Bean Opinion
Net carbs 12.23g 47.05g Bean
Protein 9.02g 21.42g Bean
Fats 0.38g 1.23g Bean
Carbs 20.13g 62.55g Bean
Calories 116kcal 347kcal Bean
Starch g 34.17g Bean
Fructose g 0g Bean
Sugar 1.8g 2.11g Lentil
Fiber 7.9g 15.5g Bean
Calcium 19mg 113mg Bean
Iron 3.33mg 5.07mg Bean
Magnesium 36mg 176mg Bean
Phosphorus 180mg 411mg Bean
Potassium 369mg 1393mg Bean
Sodium 2mg 12mg Lentil
Zinc 1.27mg 2.28mg Bean
Copper 0.251mg 0.893mg Bean
Vitamin A 8IU 0IU Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.21mg Bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.5mg 6.3mg Bean
Vitamin B1 0.169mg 0.713mg Bean
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.212mg Bean
Vitamin B3 1.06mg 1.174mg Bean
Vitamin B5 0.638mg 0.785mg Bean
Vitamin B6 0.178mg 0.474mg Bean
Folate 181µg 525µg Bean
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 5.6µg Bean
Tryptophan 0.081mg 0.237mg Bean
Threonine 0.323mg 0.81mg Bean
Isoleucine 0.39mg 0.871mg Bean
Leucine 0.654mg 1.558mg Bean
Lysine 0.63mg 1.356mg Bean
Methionine 0.077mg 0.259mg Bean
Phenylalanine 0.445mg 1.095mg Bean
Valine 0.448mg 0.998mg Bean
Histidine 0.254mg 0.556mg Bean
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.053g 0.235g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 0.229g Bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175g 0.407g Bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lentil Bean
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
26
Lentil
70
Bean
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
126
Bean

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
54%
Lentil
129%
Bean
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
63%
Bean
Fats
2%
Lentil
6%
Bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.31g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.182g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bean
Bean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Lentil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172421/nutrients
  2. Bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175199/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.