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Lentil vs Green bean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lentil and Green bean

  • Lentil has more Folate, Iron, Fiber, Phosphorus, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, and Vitamin B5, however Green bean is richer in Vitamin K, and Vitamin C.
  • Lentil's daily need coverage for Folate is 37% more.
  • Lentil contains 5 times more Zinc than Green bean. Lentil contains 1.27mg of Zinc, while Green bean contains 0.24mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Beans, snap, green, 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 +223.3%
Contains more Magnesium +44%
Contains more Phosphorus +373.7%
Contains more Potassium +74.9%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +429.2%
Contains more Copper +263.8%
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
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% 39% 18% 17% 19% 1% 7% 24%
Contains more Iron +223.3%
Contains more Magnesium +44%
Contains more Phosphorus +373.7%
Contains more Potassium +74.9%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Zinc +429.2%
Contains more Copper +263.8%
Contains more Calcium +94.7%

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
5
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.2%
Contains more Folate +448.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +8525%
Contains more Vitamin E +272.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +713.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2429.4%
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 42% 9% 0% 41% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 25% 0% 108%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +183.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.2%
Contains more Folate +448.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +8525%
Contains more Vitamin E +272.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +713.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2429.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Green bean Opinion
Net carbs 12.23g 4.27g Lentil
Protein 9.02g 1.83g Lentil
Fats 0.38g 0.22g Lentil
Carbs 20.13g 6.97g Lentil
Calories 116kcal 31kcal Lentil
Starch g 0.88g Green bean
Fructose g 1.39g Green bean
Sugar 1.8g 3.26g Lentil
Fiber 7.9g 2.7g Lentil
Calcium 19mg 37mg Green bean
Iron 3.33mg 1.03mg Lentil
Magnesium 36mg 25mg Lentil
Phosphorus 180mg 38mg Lentil
Potassium 369mg 211mg Lentil
Sodium 2mg 6mg Lentil
Zinc 1.27mg 0.24mg Lentil
Copper 0.251mg 0.069mg Lentil
Vitamin A 8IU 690IU Green bean
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.41mg Green bean
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.5mg 12.2mg Green bean
Vitamin B1 0.169mg 0.082mg Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.104mg Green bean
Vitamin B3 1.06mg 0.734mg Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638mg 0.225mg Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178mg 0.141mg Lentil
Folate 181µg 33µg Lentil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 43µg Green bean
Tryptophan 0.081mg 0.019mg Lentil
Threonine 0.323mg 0.079mg Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39mg 0.066mg Lentil
Leucine 0.654mg 0.112mg Lentil
Lysine 0.63mg 0.088mg Lentil
Methionine 0.077mg 0.022mg Lentil
Phenylalanine 0.445mg 0.067mg Lentil
Valine 0.448mg 0.09mg Lentil
Histidine 0.254mg 0.034mg Lentil
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.053g 0.05g Green bean
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 0.01g Lentil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175g 0.113g Lentil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lentil Green 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
27
Green bean
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
17
Green 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
11%
Green bean
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
7%
Green bean
Fats
2%
Lentil
1%
Green bean

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.46g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.003g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Green bean
Green bean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Green bean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169961/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.