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Lentil vs Oatmeal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lentil and Oatmeal

  • Lentil has more Folate, Fiber, Copper, Phosphorus, and Potassium, while Oatmeal has more Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6.
  • Lentil covers your daily need of Folate 34% more than Oatmeal.
  • Lentil contains 6 times more Potassium than Oatmeal. While Lentil contains 369mg of Potassium, Oatmeal contains only 61mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Cereals, oats, instant, fortified, plain, prepared with water (boiling water added or microwaved).

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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
6
:
Contains more Potassium +504.9%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Copper +280.3%
Contains more Zinc +104.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Iron +79%
Contains more Calcium +321.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 224% 24% 6% 19% 22% 17% 33% 7%
Contains more Potassium +504.9%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Copper +280.3%
Contains more Zinc +104.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Iron +79%
Contains more Calcium +321.1%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +325%
Contains more Folate +311.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +5312.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +194.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +185.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.9%
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% 26% 2% 0% 65% 50% 57% 20% 67% 0% 1% 33%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +325%
Contains more Folate +311.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +5312.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +194.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +185.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.9%

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
27
Oatmeal
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
44
Oatmeal

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
14%
Oatmeal
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
12%
Oatmeal
Fats
2%
Lentil
6%
Oatmeal

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 Oatmeal
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 Oatmeal
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?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.34g)
Which food is cheaper?
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.173g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
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 Oatmeal Opinion
Calories 116 68 Lentil
Protein 9.02 2.37 Lentil
Fats 0.38 1.36 Oatmeal
Vitamin C 1.5 0 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 11.67 Lentil
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 5.96 Oatmeal
Calcium 19 80 Oatmeal
Potassium 369 61 Lentil
Magnesium 36 26 Lentil
Sugar 1.8 0.46 Oatmeal
Fiber 7.9 1.7 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.066 Lentil
Zinc 1.27 0.62 Lentil
Starch 10.37 Oatmeal
Phosphorus 180 77 Lentil
Sodium 2 49 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 433 Oatmeal
Vitamin E 0.11 0.07 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.26 Oatmeal
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.215 Oatmeal
Vitamin B3 1.06 3.025 Oatmeal
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.317 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.29 Oatmeal
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0.4 Lentil
Folate 181 44 Lentil
Trans Fat 0 0.003 Lentil
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.226 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.391 Oatmeal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.426 Oatmeal
Tryptophan 0.081 0.04 Lentil
Threonine 0.323 0.083 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 0.105 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 0.2 Lentil
Lysine 0.63 0.135 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 0.04 Lentil
Phenylalanine 0.445 0.13 Lentil
Valine 0.448 0.151 Lentil
Histidine 0.254 0.057 Lentil
Fructose 0 Oatmeal

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. Oatmeal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171662/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.