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Lentil vs Adzuki bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lentil and Adzuki bean

  • Lentil has more Iron, Folate, and Vitamin B6, however Adzuki bean is richer in Copper.
  • Lentil's daily need coverage for Iron is 17% more.
  • Lentil contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Adzuki bean. Lentil contains 0.178mg of Vitamin B6, while Adzuki bean contains 0.096mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Beans, adzuki, 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
Contains more Iron +66.5%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Calcium +47.4%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +44.2%
Contains more Zinc +39.4%
Contains more Copper +18.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 168
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 75% 38% 72% 47% 2% 49% 100%
Contains more Iron +66.5%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Calcium +47.4%
Contains more Magnesium +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +44.2%
Contains more Zinc +39.4%
Contains more Copper +18.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 168

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
10
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Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.4%
Contains more Folate +49.6%
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 1% 0% 0% 0% 29% 15% 14% 26% 23% 91% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.4%
Contains more Folate +49.6%

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 Adzuki bean
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Adzuki bean Opinion
Net carbs 12.23g 17.47g Adzuki bean
Protein 9.02g 7.52g Lentil
Fats 0.38g 0.1g Lentil
Carbs 20.13g 24.77g Adzuki bean
Calories 116kcal 128kcal Adzuki bean
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.8g g Adzuki bean
Fiber 7.9g 7.3g Lentil
Calcium 19mg 28mg Adzuki bean
Iron 3.33mg 2mg Lentil
Magnesium 36mg 52mg Adzuki bean
Phosphorus 180mg 168mg Lentil
Potassium 369mg 532mg Adzuki bean
Sodium 2mg 8mg Lentil
Zinc 1.27mg 1.77mg Adzuki bean
Copper 0.251mg 0.298mg Adzuki bean
Vitamin A 8IU 6IU Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11mg mg Lentil
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.5mg 0mg Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.169mg 0.115mg Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.064mg Lentil
Vitamin B3 1.06mg 0.717mg Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638mg 0.43mg Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178mg 0.096mg Lentil
Folate 181µg 121µg Lentil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg µg Lentil
Tryptophan 0.081mg 0.072mg Lentil
Threonine 0.323mg 0.255mg Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39mg 0.3mg Lentil
Leucine 0.654mg 0.632mg Lentil
Lysine 0.63mg 0.567mg Lentil
Methionine 0.077mg 0.079mg Adzuki bean
Phenylalanine 0.445mg 0.398mg Lentil
Valine 0.448mg 0.387mg Lentil
Histidine 0.254mg 0.198mg Lentil
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.053g 0.036g Adzuki bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 0.009g Lentil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175g 0.021g Lentil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lentil Adzuki bean
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
16
Adzuki bean
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
49
Adzuki 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
45%
Adzuki bean
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
25%
Adzuki bean
Fats
2%
Lentil
0%
Adzuki bean

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Adzuki bean
Adzuki bean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (29)

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. Adzuki bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173728/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.