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Lentil vs Baked beans - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lentil and Baked beans

  • Baked beans have less Folate, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Fiber, and Vitamin B6.
  • Lentil covers your daily Folate needs 33% more than Baked beans.
  • Baked beans contain 4 times less Vitamin B5 than Lentil. Lentil contains 0.638mg of Vitamin B5, while Baked beans contain 0.155mg.
  • Lentil has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Beans, baked, home prepared.

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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 +67.3%
Contains more Copper +57.9%
Contains more Zinc +74%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.1%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Calcium +221.1%
Contains more Magnesium +19.4%
Equal in Potassium - 358
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 19% 32% 31% 53% 20% 47% 56%
Contains more Iron +67.3%
Contains more Copper +57.9%
Contains more Zinc +74%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.1%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Calcium +221.1%
Contains more Magnesium +19.4%
Equal in Potassium - 358

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 C +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +311.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.8%
Contains more Folate +277.1%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 0% 0% 0% 34% 12% 8% 10% 21% 0% 0% 36%
Contains more Vitamin C +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +311.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.8%
Contains more Folate +277.1%

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
10
Baked beans
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
41
Baked beans

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
33%
Baked beans
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
22%
Baked beans
Fats
2%
Lentil
24%
Baked beans

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 Baked beans
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals Equal

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Lentil Baked beans
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 Cholesterol?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 420mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.895g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 11)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Baked beans
Baked beans is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Baked beans Opinion
Calories 116 155 Baked beans
Protein 9.02 5.54 Lentil
Fats 0.38 5.15 Baked beans
Vitamin C 1.5 1.1 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 21.63 Baked beans
Cholesterol 0 5 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 1.99 Lentil
Calcium 19 61 Baked beans
Potassium 369 358 Lentil
Magnesium 36 43 Baked beans
Sugar 1.8 Baked beans
Fiber 7.9 5.5 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.159 Lentil
Zinc 1.27 0.73 Lentil
Starch
Phosphorus 180 109 Lentil
Sodium 2 422 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 0 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.136 Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.049 Lentil
Vitamin B3 1.06 0.408 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.155 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.09 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Lentil
Folate 181 48 Lentil
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.053 1.948 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 2.133 Baked beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.74 Baked beans
Tryptophan 0.081 0.067 Lentil
Threonine 0.323 0.228 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 0.242 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 0.428 Lentil
Lysine 0.63 0.379 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.086 Baked beans
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.287 Lentil
Valine 0.448 0.282 Lentil
Histidine 0.254 0.153 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. Lentil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172421/nutrients
  2. Baked beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173731/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.