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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 Copper +198.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Iron +10.6%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -60%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 113% 3% 18% 82% 250% 46% 123% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Contains more Magnesium +216.7%
Contains more Copper +198.8%
Contains more Zinc +32.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Iron +10.6%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%
Contains more Folate +112.9%
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% 1% 0% 106% 67% 89% 51% 89% 0% 3% 64%
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%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin K +88.9%
Contains more Folate +112.9%

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 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

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Millet Lentil
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?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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