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Lentil vs Bran - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lentil and Bran

  • Lentil has more Folate, while Bran has more Manganese, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Selenium, Magnesium, Fiber, Iron, Vitamin B5, and Copper.
  • Bran covers your daily need of Manganese 223% more than Lentil.
  • Lentil contains 3 times more Folate than Bran. While Lentil contains 181µg of Folate, Bran contains only 52µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Oat bran, 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
1
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7
Bran
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +205.3%
Contains more Iron +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +552.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +307.8%
Contains more Potassium +53.4%
Contains more Zinc +144.9%
Contains more Copper +60.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 203% 168% 315% 50% 1% 85% 135%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Calcium +205.3%
Contains more Iron +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +552.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +307.8%
Contains more Potassium +53.4%
Contains more Zinc +144.9%
Contains more Copper +60.6%

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
Bran
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.5%
Contains more Folate +248.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +818.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +592.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.165
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 0% 21% 0% 0% 293% 51% 18% 90% 39% 39% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.5%
Contains more Folate +248.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +818.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +592.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +201.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.165

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Bran Opinion
Net carbs 12.23g 50.82g Bran
Protein 9.02g 17.3g Bran
Fats 0.38g 7.03g Bran
Carbs 20.13g 66.22g Bran
Calories 116kcal 246kcal Bran
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.8g 1.45g Bran
Fiber 7.9g 15.4g Bran
Calcium 19mg 58mg Bran
Iron 3.33mg 5.41mg Bran
Magnesium 36mg 235mg Bran
Phosphorus 180mg 734mg Bran
Potassium 369mg 566mg Bran
Sodium 2mg 4mg Lentil
Zinc 1.27mg 3.11mg Bran
Copper 0.251mg 0.403mg Bran
Vitamin A 8IU 0IU Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11mg 1.01mg Bran
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.5mg 0mg Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.169mg 1.17mg Bran
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.22mg Bran
Vitamin B3 1.06mg 0.934mg Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638mg 1.494mg Bran
Vitamin B6 0.178mg 0.165mg Lentil
Folate 181µg 52µg Lentil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 3.2µg Bran
Tryptophan 0.081mg 0.335mg Bran
Threonine 0.323mg 0.502mg Bran
Isoleucine 0.39mg 0.668mg Bran
Leucine 0.654mg 1.374mg Bran
Lysine 0.63mg 0.76mg Bran
Methionine 0.077mg 0.335mg Bran
Phenylalanine 0.445mg 0.908mg Bran
Valine 0.448mg 0.964mg Bran
Histidine 0.254mg 0.41mg Bran
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Bran
Saturated Fat 0.053g 1.328g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 2.376g Bran
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175g 2.766g Bran

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lentil Bran
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
Bran
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
122
Bran

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
104%
Bran
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
66%
Bran
Fats
2%
Lentil
32%
Bran

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.275g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bran
Bran is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.35g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bran
Bran is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bran
Bran is relatively richer in minerals
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.

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. Bran - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168872/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.