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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 Phosphorus +65.1%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Zinc +74%
Contains more Copper +57.9%
Contains more Calcium +221.1%
Contains more Magnesium +19.4%
Equal in Potassium - 358
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 75% 31% 47% 32% 56% 20% 53%
Contains more Iron +67.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.1%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Zinc +74%
Contains more Copper +57.9%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +36.4%
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 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% 0% 0% 4% 34% 12% 8% 10% 21% 36% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +36.4%
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%

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Baked beans Opinion
Net carbs 12.23g 16.13g Baked beans
Protein 9.02g 5.54g Lentil
Fats 0.38g 5.15g Baked beans
Carbs 20.13g 21.63g Baked beans
Calories 116kcal 155kcal Baked beans
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.8g g Baked beans
Fiber 7.9g 5.5g Lentil
Calcium 19mg 61mg Baked beans
Iron 3.33mg 1.99mg Lentil
Magnesium 36mg 43mg Baked beans
Phosphorus 180mg 109mg Lentil
Potassium 369mg 358mg Lentil
Sodium 2mg 422mg Lentil
Zinc 1.27mg 0.73mg Lentil
Copper 0.251mg 0.159mg Lentil
Vitamin A 8IU 0IU Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11mg mg Lentil
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.5mg 1.1mg Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.169mg 0.136mg Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.049mg Lentil
Vitamin B3 1.06mg 0.408mg Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638mg 0.155mg Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178mg 0.09mg Lentil
Folate 181µg 48µg Lentil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg µg Lentil
Tryptophan 0.081mg 0.067mg Lentil
Threonine 0.323mg 0.228mg Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39mg 0.242mg Lentil
Leucine 0.654mg 0.428mg Lentil
Lysine 0.63mg 0.379mg Lentil
Methionine 0.077mg 0.086mg Baked beans
Phenylalanine 0.445mg 0.287mg Lentil
Valine 0.448mg 0.282mg Lentil
Histidine 0.254mg 0.153mg Lentil
Cholesterol 0mg 5mg Lentil
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.053g 1.948g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 2.133g Baked beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175g 0.74g Baked beans

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lentil Baked beans
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
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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 420mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
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.

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.