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Soybean meal vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Soybean meal and Lentil different?

  • Soybean meal has more Copper, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Folate, and Vitamin B6 than Lentil.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Soybean meal is 194% higher.
  • Soybean meal contains 9 times more Magnesium than Lentil. While Soybean meal contains 306mg of Magnesium, Lentil contains only 36mg.

Soy meal, defatted, raw and Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +1184.2%
Contains more Iron +311.4%
Contains more Magnesium +750%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.4%
Contains more Potassium +574.8%
Contains more Zinc +298.4%
Contains more Copper +696.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 125% 26% 78% 33% 1% 35% 84%
Contains more Calcium +1184.2%
Contains more Iron +311.4%
Contains more Magnesium +750%
Contains more Phosphorus +289.4%
Contains more Potassium +574.8%
Contains more Zinc +298.4%
Contains more Copper +696.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

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 A +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +308.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +209.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +219.7%
Contains more Folate +67.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 228% 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 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +308.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +243.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +209.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +219.7%
Contains more Folate +67.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean meal Lentil Opinion
Net carbs 35.89g 12.23g Soybean meal
Protein 49.2g 9.02g Soybean meal
Fats 2.39g 0.38g Soybean meal
Carbs 35.89g 20.13g Soybean meal
Calories 337kcal 116kcal Soybean meal
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.8g Soybean meal
Fiber g 7.9g Lentil
Calcium 244mg 19mg Soybean meal
Iron 13.7mg 3.33mg Soybean meal
Magnesium 306mg 36mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 701mg 180mg Soybean meal
Potassium 2490mg 369mg Soybean meal
Sodium 3mg 2mg Lentil
Zinc 5.06mg 1.27mg Soybean meal
Copper 2mg 0.251mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40IU 8IU Soybean meal
Vitamin E mg 0.11mg Lentil
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 1.5mg Lentil
Vitamin B1 0.691mg 0.169mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.073mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B3 2.587mg 1.06mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B5 1.976mg 0.638mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569mg 0.178mg Soybean meal
Folate 303µg 181µg Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 1.7µg Lentil
Tryptophan 0.653mg 0.081mg Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952mg 0.323mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18mg 0.39mg Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66mg 0.654mg Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991mg 0.63mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606mg 0.077mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346mg 0.445mg Soybean meal
Valine 2.243mg 0.448mg Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212mg 0.254mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.268g 0.053g Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409g 0.064g Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045g 0.175g Soybean meal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Soybean meal 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
63
Soybean meal
26
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
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
295%
Soybean meal
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
20%
Lentil
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
2%
Lentil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.8g)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.215g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
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. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/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.