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Millet vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Millet and Lentil

  • Millet is higher in Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus, however Lentil is richer in Folate, and Potassium.
  • Millet's daily need coverage for Copper is 55% higher.
  • Millet has 4 times more Vitamin B3 than Lentil. While Millet has 4.72mg of Vitamin B3, Lentil has only 1.06mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Millet, raw and Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt.

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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
Millet
4
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4
Lentil
Contains more Magnesium +216.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Copper +198.8%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Iron +10.6%
Contains more Potassium +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 113% 82% 123% 18% 1% 46% 250%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Contains more Magnesium +216.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Copper +198.8%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Iron +10.6%
Contains more Potassium +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%

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
Millet
5
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5
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin B1 +149.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +345.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +112.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 64% 0% 3%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +149.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +345.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +115.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +112.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%

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.
Millet Lentil
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Millet Lentil Opinion
Net carbs 64.35g 12.23g Millet
Protein 11.02g 9.02g Millet
Fats 4.22g 0.38g Millet
Carbs 72.85g 20.13g Millet
Calories 378kcal 116kcal Millet
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.8g Millet
Fiber 8.5g 7.9g Millet
Calcium 8mg 19mg Lentil
Iron 3.01mg 3.33mg Lentil
Magnesium 114mg 36mg Millet
Phosphorus 285mg 180mg Millet
Potassium 195mg 369mg Lentil
Sodium 5mg 2mg Lentil
Zinc 1.68mg 1.27mg Millet
Copper 0.75mg 0.251mg Millet
Vitamin A 0IU 8IU Lentil
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.11mg Lentil
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1.5mg Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.421mg 0.169mg Millet
Vitamin B2 0.29mg 0.073mg Millet
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 1.06mg Millet
Vitamin B5 0.848mg 0.638mg Millet
Vitamin B6 0.384mg 0.178mg Millet
Folate 85µg 181µg Lentil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.9µg 1.7µg Lentil
Tryptophan 0.119mg 0.081mg Millet
Threonine 0.353mg 0.323mg Millet
Isoleucine 0.465mg 0.39mg Millet
Leucine 1.4mg 0.654mg Millet
Lysine 0.212mg 0.63mg Lentil
Methionine 0.221mg 0.077mg Millet
Phenylalanine 0.58mg 0.445mg Millet
Valine 0.578mg 0.448mg Millet
Histidine 0.236mg 0.254mg Lentil
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Millet
Saturated Fat 0.723g 0.053g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.773g 0.064g Millet
Polyunsaturated fat 2.134g 0.175g Millet

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Millet Lentil
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
39
Millet
26
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
79
Millet
48
Lentil

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
66%
Millet
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
73%
Millet
20%
Lentil
Fats
19%
Millet
2%
Lentil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Millet
Millet is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Millet
Millet is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.67g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

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. Millet - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169702/nutrients
  2. Lentil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172421/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.