Lentils is a food in the "Legumes" category and it is high in carbohydrates. It is a food with a moderate energy density: 100g provide about 8% of the recommended daily energy intake. Lentils as a high content of , which is why its daily consumption should be limited. Lentils is rich in minerals and vitamins. The most present mineral is Potassium (K) and in 100g it contains enough Copper (Cu) to provide 25% of the daily requirement. The most common vitamin is Ascorbic acid (C) and in 100g it contains enough Folate (B9) to provide 40% of the daily requirement.
Glycemic Index: 25/100 (low)
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|Saturated 2||0.939 g||(of recommended max) 5%|
2 A maximum of 20g of saturated fat per day is recommended
|Calcium (Ca)||18 mg||1%|
|Iron (Fe)||3 mg||17%|
|Magnesium (Mg)||33 mg||8%|
|Phosphorus (P)||167 mg||13%|
|Potassium (K)||343 mg||7%|
|Sodium (Na)||218 mg||9%|
|Zinc (Zn)||1.18 mg||11%|
|Copper (Cu)||0.233 mg||26%|
|Selenium (Se)||0.0026 mg||5%|
|Thiamin (B1)||0.149 mg||12%|
|Riboflavin (B2)||0.064 mg||5%|
|Niacin (B3)||0.936 mg||6%|
|Pyridoxine (B6)||0.157 mg||9%|
|Folate (B9)||0.16 mg||40%|
|Ascorbic acid (C)||1.3 mg||1%|
|Vitamin A||0.005 mg||1%|
|Vitamin K||0.0092 mg||8%|
|Vitamin E||0.86 mg||6%|
This graph shows the relative percentage of each macronutrient in relation to the one most present. Lentils is high in carbohydrates.
This graph shows the percentage of each vitamin in relation to the one most present. The most abundant vitamin is Ascorbic Acid (C). Ascorbic Acid (C) is a water soluble vitamin. This means that it is easily absorbed by the body and any excess is removed. Ascorbic Acid (C) is important for the synthesis of certain proteins and neurotransmitters. It helps to heal wounds and it's a natural antioxidant.
This graph shows the amount of each vitamin (green area) in relation to the recommended daily intake (gray line).
This graph shows the percentage of each mineral in relation to the one most present. The most abundant mineral is Potassium (K). Potassium (K) is labeled as macromineral because the body needs it in high amount. Potassium (K) helps the body keep proper fluid balance, nerve transmission, and muscle contraction.
This graph shows the amount of each mineral (green area) in relation to the recommended daily intake (gray line).