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Lentil vs Flax - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Lentil and Flax

  • Flax is richer than Lentil in Vitamin B1, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Fiber, Phosphorus, Selenium, Iron, Zinc, and Calcium.
  • Flax covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 123% more than Lentil.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Seeds, flaxseed.

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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
:
7
Flax
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Calcium +1242.1%
Contains more Iron +72.1%
Contains more Magnesium +988.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +256.7%
Contains more Potassium +120.3%
Contains more Zinc +241.7%
Contains more Copper +386.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 77% 215% 280% 276% 72% 4% 119% 407%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Calcium +1242.1%
Contains more Iron +72.1%
Contains more Magnesium +988.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +256.7%
Contains more Potassium +120.3%
Contains more Zinc +241.7%
Contains more Copper +386.1%

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
3
:
7
Flax
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Folate +108%
Contains more Vitamin E +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +872.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +190.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +165.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +152.9%
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% 7% 0% 2% 411% 38% 58% 60% 110% 66% 0% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +150%
Contains more Folate +108%
Contains more Vitamin E +181.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +872.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +190.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +165.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +152.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Flax Opinion
Net carbs 12.23g 1.58g Lentil
Protein 9.02g 18.29g Flax
Fats 0.38g 42.16g Flax
Carbs 20.13g 28.88g Flax
Calories 116kcal 534kcal Flax
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Flax
Sugar 1.8g 1.55g Flax
Fiber 7.9g 27.3g Flax
Calcium 19mg 255mg Flax
Iron 3.33mg 5.73mg Flax
Magnesium 36mg 392mg Flax
Phosphorus 180mg 642mg Flax
Potassium 369mg 813mg Flax
Sodium 2mg 30mg Lentil
Zinc 1.27mg 4.34mg Flax
Copper 0.251mg 1.22mg Flax
Vitamin A 8IU 0IU Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.31mg Flax
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.5mg 0.6mg Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.169mg 1.644mg Flax
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.161mg Flax
Vitamin B3 1.06mg 3.08mg Flax
Vitamin B5 0.638mg 0.985mg Flax
Vitamin B6 0.178mg 0.473mg Flax
Folate 181µg 87µg Lentil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg 4.3µg Flax
Tryptophan 0.081mg 0.297mg Flax
Threonine 0.323mg 0.766mg Flax
Isoleucine 0.39mg 0.896mg Flax
Leucine 0.654mg 1.235mg Flax
Lysine 0.63mg 0.862mg Flax
Methionine 0.077mg 0.37mg Flax
Phenylalanine 0.445mg 0.957mg Flax
Valine 0.448mg 1.072mg Flax
Histidine 0.254mg 0.472mg Flax
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Flax
Saturated Fat 0.053g 3.663g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 7.527g Flax
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175g 28.73g Flax

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lentil Flax
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
63
Flax
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
181
Flax

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
110%
Flax
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
29%
Flax
Fats
2%
Lentil
195%
Flax

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.61g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 29)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $1.9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flax
Flax is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.25g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flax
Flax is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Flax - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169414/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.