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Lentil vs Navy bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lentil and Navy bean?

  • Lentil is richer in Iron, Folate, and Phosphorus, yet Navy bean is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Navy bean's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 19% higher.
  • Lentil has 2 times more Phosphorus than Navy bean. Lentil has 180mg of Phosphorus, while Navy bean has 100mg.

We used Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Beans, navy, mature seeds, sprouted, raw types in this comparison.

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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
6
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Contains more Iron +72.5%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Contains more Potassium +20.2%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Magnesium +180.6%
Contains more Copper +41.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 73% 5% 28% 73% 119% 25% 43% 2%
Contains more Iron +72.5%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Contains more Potassium +20.2%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Contains more Magnesium +180.6%
Contains more Copper +41.8%

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
4
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Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Folate +37.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1153.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +194.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.191
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 63% 1% 0% 0% 98% 50% 23% 50% 45% 0% 0% 99%
Contains more Vitamin A +100%
Contains more Folate +37.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +1153.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +194.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.191

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
35
Navy bean
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
45
Navy 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
37%
Navy bean
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
13%
Navy bean
Fats
2%
Lentil
3%
Navy bean

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 Navy 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lentil Navy bean
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 Sugar?
Navy bean
Navy bean is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.032g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Navy bean Opinion
Calories 116 67 Lentil
Protein 9.02 6.15 Lentil
Fats 0.38 0.7 Navy bean
Vitamin C 1.5 18.8 Navy bean
Carbs 20.13 13.05 Lentil
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 1.93 Lentil
Calcium 19 15 Lentil
Potassium 369 307 Lentil
Magnesium 36 101 Navy bean
Sugar 1.8 Navy bean
Fiber 7.9 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.356 Navy bean
Zinc 1.27 0.89 Lentil
Starch
Phosphorus 180 100 Lentil
Sodium 2 13 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 4 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.39 Navy bean
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.215 Navy bean
Vitamin B3 1.06 1.22 Navy bean
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.825 Navy bean
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.191 Navy bean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Lentil
Folate 181 132 Lentil
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.085 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.052 Lentil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.407 Navy bean
Tryptophan 0.081 0.064 Lentil
Threonine 0.323 0.258 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 0.273 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 0.442 Lentil
Lysine 0.63 0.35 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.064 Lentil
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.31 Lentil
Valine 0.448 0.316 Lentil
Histidine 0.254 0.172 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. Navy bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169139/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.