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Lentil vs Cornmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lentil and Cornmeal

  • Lentil has more Copper, Fiber, Manganese, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5, however Cornmeal is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Selenium, and Iron.
  • Cornmeal's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 32% more.
  • Lentil contains 3 times more Copper than Cornmeal. Lentil contains 0.251mg of Copper, while Cornmeal contains 0.076mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Cornmeal, degermed, enriched, yellow.

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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 Calcium +533.3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +159.9%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +92.4%
Contains more Copper +230.3%
Contains more Iron +30.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 164% 23% 43% 13% 1% 19% 26%
Contains more Calcium +533.3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +159.9%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Zinc +92.4%
Contains more Copper +230.3%
Contains more Iron +30.9%

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
3
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +165.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +2575%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +423.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +368.7%
Contains more Folate +15.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.182
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 13% 3% 0% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 157% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +165.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +2575%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +423.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +368.7%
Contains more Folate +15.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.182

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Cornmeal Opinion
Net carbs 12.23g 75.55g Cornmeal
Protein 9.02g 7.11g Lentil
Fats 0.38g 1.75g Cornmeal
Carbs 20.13g 79.45g Cornmeal
Calories 116kcal 370kcal Cornmeal
Starch g 73.3g Cornmeal
Fructose g 0.17g Cornmeal
Sugar 1.8g 1.61g Cornmeal
Fiber 7.9g 3.9g Lentil
Calcium 19mg 3mg Lentil
Iron 3.33mg 4.36mg Cornmeal
Magnesium 36mg 32mg Lentil
Phosphorus 180mg 99mg Lentil
Potassium 369mg 142mg Lentil
Sodium 2mg 7mg Lentil
Zinc 1.27mg 0.66mg Lentil
Copper 0.251mg 0.076mg Lentil
Vitamin A 8IU 214IU Cornmeal
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.12mg Cornmeal
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.5mg 0mg Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.169mg 0.551mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.382mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B3 1.06mg 4.968mg Cornmeal
Vitamin B5 0.638mg 0.24mg Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178mg 0.182mg Cornmeal
Folate 181µg 209µg Cornmeal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 0µg Lentil
Tryptophan 0.081mg 0.038mg Lentil
Threonine 0.323mg 0.172mg Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39mg 0.242mg Lentil
Leucine 0.654mg 1.006mg Cornmeal
Lysine 0.63mg 0.105mg Lentil
Methionine 0.077mg 0.162mg Cornmeal
Phenylalanine 0.445mg 0.366mg Lentil
Valine 0.448mg 0.337mg Lentil
Histidine 0.254mg 0.172mg Lentil
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.053g 0.22g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 0.39g Cornmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175g 0.828g Cornmeal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lentil Cornmeal
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
46
Cornmeal
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
36
Cornmeal

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
43%
Cornmeal
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
79%
Cornmeal
Fats
2%
Lentil
8%
Cornmeal

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.167g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.19g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cornmeal
Cornmeal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Cornmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168867/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.