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Refried beans vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Refried beans and Lentil

  • The amount of Folate, Iron, Fiber, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Manganese, Vitamin B1, and Zinc in Lentil is higher than in Refried beans.
  • Lentil covers your daily need of Folate 43% more than Refried beans.
  • Refried beans contain 185 times more Sodium than Lentil. While Refried beans contain 370mg of Sodium, Lentil contains only 2mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Refried beans, canned, traditional style (includes USDA commodity) 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
Contains more Calcium +52.6%
Contains more Iron +131.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.7%
Contains more Potassium +15.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Zinc +119%
Contains more Copper +94.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 36
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 54% 25% 40% 29% 49% 16% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Contains more Calcium +52.6%
Contains more Iron +131.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.7%
Contains more Potassium +15.7%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Zinc +119%
Contains more Copper +94.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 36

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
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Lentil
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +188.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +237.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.8%
Contains more Folate +1545.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.073
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 20% 19% 19% 7% 12% 24% 9% 0% 6%
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 C +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +188.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +237.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.8%
Contains more Folate +1545.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.073

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Refried beans Lentil Opinion
Net carbs 9.85g 12.23g Lentil
Protein 4.98g 9.02g Lentil
Fats 2.01g 0.38g Refried beans
Carbs 13.55g 20.13g Lentil
Calories 90kcal 116kcal Lentil
Starch 7.43g g Refried beans
Fructose 0g g Refried beans
Sugar 0.54g 1.8g Refried beans
Fiber 3.7g 7.9g Lentil
Calcium 29mg 19mg Refried beans
Iron 1.44mg 3.33mg Lentil
Magnesium 35mg 36mg Lentil
Phosphorus 92mg 180mg Lentil
Potassium 319mg 369mg Lentil
Sodium 370mg 2mg Lentil
Zinc 0.58mg 1.27mg Lentil
Copper 0.129mg 0.251mg Lentil
Vitamin A 0IU 8IU Lentil
Vitamin E 0.09mg 0.11mg Lentil
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 6mg 1.5mg Refried beans
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.169mg Lentil
Vitamin B2 0.079mg 0.073mg Refried beans
Vitamin B3 0.367mg 1.06mg Lentil
Vitamin B5 0.189mg 0.638mg Lentil
Vitamin B6 0.103mg 0.178mg Lentil
Folate 11µg 181µg Lentil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.1µg 1.7µg Refried beans
Tryptophan 0.065mg 0.081mg Lentil
Threonine 0.231mg 0.323mg Lentil
Isoleucine 0.242mg 0.39mg Lentil
Leucine 0.438mg 0.654mg Lentil
Lysine 0.377mg 0.63mg Lentil
Methionine 0.083mg 0.077mg Refried beans
Phenylalanine 0.297mg 0.445mg Lentil
Valine 0.287mg 0.448mg Lentil
Histidine 153mg 0.254mg Refried beans
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.016g 0g Lentil
Saturated Fat 0.631g 0.053g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.601g 0.064g Refried beans
Polyunsaturated fat 0.543g 0.175g Refried beans

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Refried beans 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
10
Refried beans
26
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
33
Refried beans
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
30%
Refried beans
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
14%
Refried beans
20%
Lentil
Fats
9%
Refried beans
2%
Lentil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Refried beans
Refried beans is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.26g)
Which food is cheaper?
Refried beans
Refried beans is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 368mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.578g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lentil
Lentil is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Refried beans - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172438/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.