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Lentil vs Soybean meal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lentil and Soybean meal different?

  • Soybean meal has more Copper, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Folate, and Vitamin B6 than Lentil.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Soybean meal is 194% higher.

Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Soy meal, defatted, raw are the varieties 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
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Calcium +1184.2%
Contains more Iron +311.4%
Contains more Magnesium +750%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.4%
Contains more Potassium +574.8%
Contains more Zinc +298.4%
Contains more Copper +696.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Calcium +1184.2%
Contains more Iron +311.4%
Contains more Magnesium +750%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.4%
Contains more Potassium +574.8%
Contains more Zinc +298.4%
Contains more Copper +696.8%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +308.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +209.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +219.7%
Contains more Folate +67.4%
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 3% 0% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 228% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +308.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +209.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +219.7%
Contains more Folate +67.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Soybean meal Opinion
Net carbs 12.23g 35.89g Soybean meal
Protein 9.02g 49.2g Soybean meal
Fats 0.38g 2.39g Soybean meal
Carbs 20.13g 35.89g Soybean meal
Calories 116kcal 337kcal Soybean meal
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.8g g Soybean meal
Fiber 7.9g g Lentil
Calcium 19mg 244mg Soybean meal
Iron 3.33mg 13.7mg Soybean meal
Magnesium 36mg 306mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 180mg 701mg Soybean meal
Potassium 369mg 2490mg Soybean meal
Sodium 2mg 3mg Lentil
Zinc 1.27mg 5.06mg Soybean meal
Copper 0.251mg 2mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 8IU 40IU Soybean meal
Vitamin E 0.11mg mg Lentil
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 1.5mg 0mg Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.169mg 0.691mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.073mg 0.251mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 1.06mg 2.587mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 0.638mg 1.976mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.178mg 0.569mg Soybean meal
Folate 181µg 303µg Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1.7µg µg Lentil
Tryptophan 0.081mg 0.653mg Soybean meal
Threonine 0.323mg 1.952mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 0.39mg 2.18mg Soybean meal
Leucine 0.654mg 3.66mg Soybean meal
Lysine 0.63mg 2.991mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.077mg 0.606mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 0.445mg 2.346mg Soybean meal
Valine 0.448mg 2.243mg Soybean meal
Histidine 0.254mg 1.212mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.053g 0.268g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064g 0.409g Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175g 1.045g Soybean meal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lentil Soybean meal
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
Soybean meal
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
266
Soybean meal

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
295%
Soybean meal
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
36%
Soybean meal
Fats
2%
Lentil
11%
Soybean meal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.215g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
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. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/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.