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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 Potassium +74.9%
Contains more Magnesium +44%
Contains more Copper +263.8%
Contains more Zinc +429.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +373.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
Contains more Calcium +94.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 39% 12% 19% 18% 24% 7% 17% 1%
Contains more Iron +223.3%
Contains more Potassium +74.9%
Contains more Magnesium +44%
Contains more Copper +263.8%
Contains more Zinc +429.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +373.7%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
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 C +713.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +8525%
Contains more Vitamin E +272.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2429.4%
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 41% 42% 9% 0% 21% 24% 14% 14% 33% 0% 108% 25%
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 C +713.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +8525%
Contains more Vitamin E +272.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +2429.4%

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 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

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Lentil Green 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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.