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Lentil vs Hummus - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lentil and Hummus different?

  • Lentil is richer in Folate, Iron, Vitamin B5, and Fiber, while Hummus is higher in Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, and Zinc.
  • Hummus covers your daily need of Copper 31% more than Lentil.
  • Lentil contains 5 times more Vitamin B5 than Hummus. Lentil contains 0.638mg of Vitamin B5, while Hummus contains 0.132mg.
  • Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat.

Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Hummus, commercial types were used in this article.

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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
4
:
4
Hummus
Contains more Iron +36.5%
Contains more Potassium +61.8%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +97.2%
Contains more Copper +110%
Contains more Zinc +44.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 176
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 12% 21% 51% 176% 50% 76% 50%
Contains more Iron +36.5%
Contains more Potassium +61.8%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +97.2%
Contains more Copper +110%
Contains more Zinc +44.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 176

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
7
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3
Hummus
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +383.3%
Contains more Folate +118.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +275%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.18
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% 2% 0% 0% 45% 15% 11% 8% 47% 0% 0% 63%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +383.3%
Contains more Folate +118.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +275%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.18

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
16
Hummus
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
66
Hummus

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
47%
Hummus
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
14%
Hummus
Fats
2%
Lentil
44%
Hummus

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lentil Hummus
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 - 377mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.384g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Hummus
Hummus is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Hummus Opinion
Calories 116 166 Hummus
Protein 9.02 7.9 Lentil
Fats 0.38 9.6 Hummus
Vitamin C 1.5 0 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 14.29 Lentil
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 2.44 Lentil
Calcium 19 38 Hummus
Potassium 369 228 Lentil
Magnesium 36 71 Hummus
Sugar 1.8 Hummus
Fiber 7.9 6 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.527 Hummus
Zinc 1.27 1.83 Hummus
Starch
Phosphorus 180 176 Lentil
Sodium 2 379 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 30 Hummus
Vitamin E 0.11 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.18 Hummus
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.064 Lentil
Vitamin B3 1.06 0.582 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.132 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.2 Hummus
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 Lentil
Folate 181 83 Lentil
Trans Fat 0 Hummus
Saturated Fat 0.053 1.437 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 4.039 Hummus
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 3.613 Hummus
Tryptophan 0.081 Lentil
Threonine 0.323 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 Lentil
Lysine 0.63 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 Lentil
Phenylalanine 0.445 Lentil
Valine 0.448 Lentil
Histidine 0.254 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. Hummus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174289/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.