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Lentil vs Wheat gluten - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lentil and Wheat gluten

  • Lentil has more Fiber, and Potassium, however Wheat gluten is richer in Selenium, Folate, Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Calcium, and Phosphorus.
  • Wheat gluten's daily need coverage for Selenium is 67% more.
  • Lentil contains 13 times more Fiber than Wheat gluten. Lentil contains 7.9g of Fiber, while Wheat gluten contains 0.6g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt and Vital wheat gluten.

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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
5
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Contains more Potassium +269%
Contains more Magnesium +44%
Contains more Copper +37.9%
Contains more Zinc +49.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Iron +56.2%
Contains more Calcium +647.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 195% 43% 9% 18% 61% 24% 112% 4%
Contains more Potassium +269%
Contains more Magnesium +44%
Contains more Copper +37.9%
Contains more Zinc +49.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Iron +56.2%
Contains more Calcium +647.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%

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
10
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
0
Wheat gluten
Mineral Summary Score
48
Lentil
58
Wheat gluten

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
451%
Wheat gluten
Carbohydrates
20%
Lentil
14%
Wheat gluten
Fats
2%
Lentil
9%
Wheat gluten

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

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Lentil Wheat gluten
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?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Wheat gluten
Wheat gluten is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.219g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 35)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lentil Wheat gluten Opinion
Calories 116 370 Wheat gluten
Protein 9.02 75.16 Wheat gluten
Fats 0.38 1.85 Wheat gluten
Vitamin C 1.5 0 Lentil
Carbs 20.13 13.79 Lentil
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.33 5.2 Wheat gluten
Calcium 19 142 Wheat gluten
Potassium 369 100 Lentil
Magnesium 36 25 Lentil
Sugar 1.8 0 Wheat gluten
Fiber 7.9 0.6 Lentil
Copper 0.251 0.182 Lentil
Zinc 1.27 0.85 Lentil
Starch
Phosphorus 180 260 Wheat gluten
Sodium 2 29 Lentil
Vitamin A 8 0 Lentil
Vitamin E 0.11 0 Lentil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.169 0 Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.073 0 Lentil
Vitamin B3 1.06 0 Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.638 0 Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.178 0 Lentil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1.7 0 Lentil
Folate 181 0 Lentil
Trans Fat 0 Wheat gluten
Saturated Fat 0.053 0.272 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.064 0.156 Wheat gluten
Polyunsaturated fat 0.175 0.81 Wheat gluten
Tryptophan 0.081 Lentil
Threonine 0.323 Lentil
Isoleucine 0.39 Lentil
Leucine 0.654 Lentil
Lysine 0.63 Lentil
Methionine 0.077 Lentil
Phenylalanine 0.445 Lentil
Valine 0.448 Lentil
Histidine 0.254 Lentil
Fructose

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. Wheat gluten - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168147/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.