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Lentil vs Soybean - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lentil and Soybean different?

  • Soybean is higher than Lentil in Copper, Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Folate, Potassium, and Vitamin K.
  • Soybean covers your daily need of Copper 156% more than Lentil.

Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Soybeans, mature seeds, raw 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
0
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Contains more Iron +371.5%
Contains more Calcium +1357.9%
Contains more Potassium +387%
Contains more Magnesium +677.8%
Contains more Copper +560.6%
Contains more Zinc +285%
Contains more Phosphorus +291.1%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 589% 84% 159% 200% 553% 134% 302% 1%
Contains more Iron +371.5%
Contains more Calcium +1357.9%
Contains more Potassium +387%
Contains more Magnesium +677.8%
Contains more Copper +560.6%
Contains more Zinc +285%
Contains more Phosphorus +291.1%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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
0
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10
Soybean
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +175%
Contains more Vitamin E +672.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1091.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2664.7%
Contains more Folate +107.2%
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 20% 2% 17% 0% 219% 201% 31% 48% 87% 0% 118% 282%
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +175%
Contains more Vitamin E +672.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1091.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2664.7%
Contains more Folate +107.2%

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
85
Soybean
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
252
Soybean

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
219%
Soybean
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
30%
Soybean
Fats
2%
Lentil
92%
Soybean

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lentil Soybean
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 richer in minerals?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.53g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.831g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Soybean Opinion
Calories 116 446 Soybean
Protein 9.02 36.49 Soybean
Fats 0.38 19.94 Soybean
Vitamin C 1.5 6 Soybean
Carbs 20.13 30.16 Soybean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 15.7 Soybean
Calcium 19 277 Soybean
Potassium 369 1797 Soybean
Magnesium 36 280 Soybean
Sugar 1.8 7.33 Lentil
Fiber 7.9 9.3 Soybean
Copper 0.251 1.658 Soybean
Zinc 1.27 4.89 Soybean
Starch
Phosphorus 180 704 Soybean
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 8 22 Soybean
Vitamin E 0.11 0.85 Soybean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0.874 Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.073 0.87 Soybean
Vitamin B3 1.06 1.623 Soybean
Vitamin B5 0.638 0.793 Soybean
Vitamin B6 0.178 0.377 Soybean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 47 Soybean
Folate 181 375 Soybean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.053 2.884 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 4.404 Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 11.255 Soybean
Tryptophan 0.081 0.591 Soybean
Threonine 0.323 1.766 Soybean
Isoleucine 0.39 1.971 Soybean
Leucine 0.654 3.309 Soybean
Lysine 0.63 2.706 Soybean
Methionine 0.077 0.547 Soybean
Phenylalanine 0.445 2.122 Soybean
Valine 0.448 2.029 Soybean
Histidine 0.254 1.097 Soybean
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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. Soybean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174270/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.