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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
Lentil
7
:
Contains more Calcium +533.3%
Contains more Potassium +159.9%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +230.3%
Contains more Zinc +92.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Contains more Iron +30.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 164% 1% 13% 23% 26% 19% 43% 1%
Contains more Calcium +533.3%
Contains more Potassium +159.9%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +230.3%
Contains more Zinc +92.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +81.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
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 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 0% 13% 3% 0% 138% 89% 94% 15% 42% 0% 0% 157%
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 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 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

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Lentil Cornmeal
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.