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Lentil vs Millet - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Lentil and Millet

  • Lentil is higher in Folate, and Potassium, however Millet is richer in Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus.
  • Millet's daily need coverage for Copper is 55% higher.
  • Lentil has 2 times more Folate than Millet. While Lentil has 181µg of Folate, Millet has only 85µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Millet, 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
Lentil
4
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4
Millet
Contains more Iron +10.6%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Magnesium +216.7%
Contains more Copper +198.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Equal in Iron - 3.01
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 113% 3% 18% 82% 250% 46% 123% 1%
Contains more Iron +10.6%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Contains more Magnesium +216.7%
Contains more Copper +198.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Equal in Iron - 3.01

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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5
Millet
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%
Contains more Folate +112.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +149.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +345.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.7%
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% 0% 1% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 0% 3% 64%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%
Contains more Folate +112.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +149.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +345.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.7%

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
39
Millet
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
79
Millet

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
66%
Millet
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
73%
Millet
Fats
2%
Lentil
19%
Millet

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

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Lentil Millet
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?
Millet
Millet is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.67g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
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.
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 Millet Opinion
Calories 116 378 Millet
Protein 9.02 11.02 Millet
Fats 0.38 4.22 Millet
Vitamin C 1.5 0 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 72.85 Millet
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 3.01 Lentil
Calcium 19 8 Lentil
Potassium 369 195 Lentil
Magnesium 36 114 Millet
Sugar 1.8 Millet
Fiber 7.9 8.5 Millet
Copper 0.251 0.75 Millet
Zinc 1.27 1.68 Millet
Starch
Phosphorus 180 285 Millet
Sodium 2 5 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 0 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 0.05 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.421 Millet
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.29 Millet
Vitamin B3 1.06 4.72 Millet
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.848 Millet
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.384 Millet
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0.9 Lentil
Folate 181 85 Lentil
Trans Fat 0 Millet
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.723 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.773 Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 2.134 Millet
Tryptophan 0.081 0.119 Millet
Threonine 0.323 0.353 Millet
Isoleucine 0.39 0.465 Millet
Leucine 0.654 1.4 Millet
Lysine 0.63 0.212 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.221 Millet
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.58 Millet
Valine 0.448 0.578 Millet
Histidine 0.254 0.236 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. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/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.