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Seed vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Seed and Lentil?

  • Lentil has less Fiber, Phosphorus, Manganese, Selenium, Copper, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1 than Seed.
  • Seed's daily need coverage for Fiber is 106% higher.
  • Seed has 33 times more Calcium than Lentil. Seed has 631mg of Calcium, while Lentil has 19mg.

We used Seeds, chia seeds, dried and Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt types in this comparison.

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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
Seed
7
:
1
Lentil
Contains more Calcium +3221.1%
Contains more Iron +131.8%
Contains more Magnesium +830.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +377.8%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains more Zinc +260.6%
Contains more Copper +268.1%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Equal in Potassium - 369
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 190% 290% 240% 369% 36% 3% 125% 308%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Contains more Calcium +3221.1%
Contains more Iron +131.8%
Contains more Magnesium +830.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +377.8%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains more Zinc +260.6%
Contains more Copper +268.1%
Contains less Sodium -87.5%
Equal in Potassium - 369

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
Seed
6
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5
Lentil
Contains more Vitamin A +575%
Contains more Vitamin E +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +266.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +733%
Contains more Folate +269.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1.5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 10% 0% 6% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 37% 0% 0%
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 A +575%
Contains more Vitamin E +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +266.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +733%
Contains more Folate +269.4%
Equal in Vitamin C - 1.5

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seed Lentil Opinion
Net carbs 7.72g 12.23g Lentil
Protein 16.54g 9.02g Seed
Fats 30.74g 0.38g Seed
Carbs 42.12g 20.13g Seed
Calories 486kcal 116kcal Seed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.8g Seed
Fiber 34.4g 7.9g Seed
Calcium 631mg 19mg Seed
Iron 7.72mg 3.33mg Seed
Magnesium 335mg 36mg Seed
Phosphorus 860mg 180mg Seed
Potassium 407mg 369mg Seed
Sodium 16mg 2mg Lentil
Zinc 4.58mg 1.27mg Seed
Copper 0.924mg 0.251mg Seed
Vitamin A 54IU 8IU Seed
Vitamin E 0.5mg 0.11mg Seed
Vitamin D IU 0IU Lentil
Vitamin D µg 0µg Lentil
Vitamin C 1.6mg 1.5mg Seed
Vitamin B1 0.62mg 0.169mg Seed
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.073mg Seed
Vitamin B3 8.83mg 1.06mg Seed
Vitamin B5 mg 0.638mg Lentil
Vitamin B6 mg 0.178mg Lentil
Folate 49µg 181µg Lentil
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 1.7µg Lentil
Tryptophan 0.436mg 0.081mg Seed
Threonine 0.709mg 0.323mg Seed
Isoleucine 0.801mg 0.39mg Seed
Leucine 1.371mg 0.654mg Seed
Lysine 0.97mg 0.63mg Seed
Methionine 0.588mg 0.077mg Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016mg 0.445mg Seed
Valine 0.95mg 0.448mg Seed
Histidine 0.531mg 0.254mg Seed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0.14g 0g Lentil
Saturated Fat 3.33g 0.053g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 2.309g 0.064g Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 23.665g 0.175g Seed

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Seed 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
35
Seed
26
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
195
Seed
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
99%
Seed
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
42%
Seed
20%
Lentil
Fats
142%
Seed
2%
Lentil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Seed
Seed is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seed
Seed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.277g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.