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Lentil vs Broad bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lentil and Broad bean

  • Lentil has more Iron, Vitamin B5, Folate, and Phosphorus, while Broad bean has more Vitamin K, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Manganese, and Vitamin E .
  • Broad bean covers your daily need of Vitamin K 33% more than Lentil.
  • Lentil contains 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Broad bean. While Lentil contains 0.638mg of Vitamin B5, Broad bean contains only 0.225mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Beans, fava, in pod, 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
Contains more Iron +114.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.5%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Zinc +27%
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Copper +60.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 33
Equal in Potassium - 332
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 59% 24% 56% 30% 4% 28% 134%
Contains more Iron +114.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.5%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Zinc +27%
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Contains more Copper +60.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 33
Equal in Potassium - 332

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
4
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.2%
Contains more Folate +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +4062.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +954.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2305.9%
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 20% 24% 0% 13% 34% 67% 43% 14% 24% 111% 0% 103%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +71.2%
Contains more Folate +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +4062.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +954.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +112.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +2305.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Broad bean Opinion
Net carbs 12.23g 10.13g Lentil
Protein 9.02g 7.92g Lentil
Fats 0.38g 0.73g Broad bean
Carbs 20.13g 17.63g Lentil
Calories 116kcal 88kcal Lentil
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.8g 9.21g Lentil
Fiber 7.9g 7.5g Lentil
Calcium 19mg 37mg Broad bean
Iron 3.33mg 1.55mg Lentil
Magnesium 36mg 33mg Lentil
Phosphorus 180mg 129mg Lentil
Potassium 369mg 332mg Lentil
Sodium 2mg 25mg Lentil
Zinc 1.27mg 1mg Lentil
Copper 0.251mg 0.402mg Broad bean
Vitamin A 8IU 333IU Broad bean
Vitamin E 0.11mg 1.16mg Broad bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.5mg 3.7mg Broad bean
Vitamin B1 0.169mg 0.133mg Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.29mg Broad bean
Vitamin B3 1.06mg 2.249mg Broad bean
Vitamin B5 0.638mg 0.225mg Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178mg 0.104mg Lentil
Folate 181µg 148µg Lentil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 40.9µg Broad bean
Tryptophan 0.081mg mg Lentil
Threonine 0.323mg mg Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39mg mg Lentil
Leucine 0.654mg mg Lentil
Lysine 0.63mg mg Lentil
Methionine 0.077mg mg Lentil
Phenylalanine 0.445mg mg Lentil
Valine 0.448mg mg Lentil
Histidine 0.254mg mg Lentil
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.053g 0.118g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 0.104g Broad bean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175g 0.342g Broad bean

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lentil Broad 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
37
Broad bean
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
43
Broad 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
48%
Broad bean
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
18%
Broad bean
Fats
2%
Lentil
3%
Broad bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.41g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.065g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Broad bean
Broad bean is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Broad bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168574/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.