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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 Iron +311.4%
Contains more Calcium +1184.2%
Contains more Potassium +574.8%
Contains more Magnesium +750%
Contains more Copper +696.8%
Contains more Zinc +298.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 514% 74% 220% 219% 667% 138% 301% 1%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +311.4%
Contains more Calcium +1184.2%
Contains more Potassium +574.8%
Contains more Magnesium +750%
Contains more Copper +696.8%
Contains more Zinc +298.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.4%

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 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% 3% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 0% 0% 228%
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 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 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

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Lentil Soybean meal
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?
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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