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Soybean vs Lentil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Soybean and Lentil different?

  • Soybean is higher than Lentil in Copper, Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Folate, Potassium and Vitamin K.
  • Soybean covers your daily need of Copper 156% more than Lentil.
  • Soybean contains 28 times more Vitamin K than Lentil. Soybean contains 47µg of Vitamin K, while Lentil contains 1.7µg.

Soybeans, mature seeds, raw and Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt types were 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
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Lentil
Contains more Iron +371.5%
Contains more Calcium +1357.9%
Contains more Potassium +387%
Contains more Magnesium +677.8%
Contains more Copper +560.6%
Contains more Zinc +285%
Contains more Phosphorus +291.1%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 589% 84% 159% 200% 553% 134% 302% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 125% 6% 33% 26% 84% 35% 78% 1%
Contains more Iron +371.5%
Contains more Calcium +1357.9%
Contains more Potassium +387%
Contains more Magnesium +677.8%
Contains more Copper +560.6%
Contains more Zinc +285%
Contains more Phosphorus +291.1%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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
Soybean
10
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Lentil
Contains more Vitamin C +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +175%
Contains more Vitamin E +672.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1091.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2664.7%
Contains more Folate +107.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 20% 2% 17% 0% 219% 201% 31% 48% 87% 0% 118% 282%
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 C +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +175%
Contains more Vitamin E +672.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +417.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1091.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +2664.7%
Contains more Folate +107.2%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
85
Soybean
26
Lentil
Mineral Summary Score
252
Soybean
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 the food
Protein
219%
Soybean
54%
Lentil
Carbohydrates
30%
Soybean
20%
Lentil
Fats
92%
Soybean
2%
Lentil

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Soybean Lentil
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Soybean 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 richer in minerals?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean
Soybean is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Soybean
Soybean is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lentil
Lentil contains less Sugars (difference - 5.53g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lentil
Lentil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.831g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lentil
Lentil is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Soybean Lentil Opinion
Calories 446 116 Soybean
Protein 36.49 9.02 Soybean
Fats 19.94 0.38 Soybean
Vitamin C 6 1.5 Soybean
Carbs 30.16 20.13 Soybean
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 15.7 3.33 Soybean
Calcium 277 19 Soybean
Potassium 1797 369 Soybean
Magnesium 280 36 Soybean
Sugars 7.33 1.8 Lentil
Fiber 9.3 7.9 Soybean
Copper 1.658 0.251 Soybean
Zinc 4.89 1.27 Soybean
Starch
Phosphorus 704 180 Soybean
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 22 8 Soybean
Vitamin E 0.85 0.11 Soybean
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.874 0.169 Soybean
Vitamin B2 0.87 0.073 Soybean
Vitamin B3 1.623 1.06 Soybean
Vitamin B5 0.793 0.638 Soybean
Vitamin B6 0.377 0.178 Soybean
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 47 1.7 Soybean
Folate 375 181 Soybean
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.884 0.053 Lentil
Monounsaturated Fat 4.404 0.064 Soybean
Polyunsaturated fat 11.255 0.175 Soybean
Tryptophan 0.591 0.081 Soybean
Threonine 1.766 0.323 Soybean
Isoleucine 1.971 0.39 Soybean
Leucine 3.309 0.654 Soybean
Lysine 2.706 0.63 Soybean
Methionine 0.547 0.077 Soybean
Phenylalanine 2.122 0.445 Soybean
Valine 2.029 0.448 Soybean
Histidine 1.097 0.254 Soybean
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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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Soybean - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174270/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.