calories in lentils information and values per serving and 100g

Welcome to the nutritional calories content in 5 different types of lentils, ranging from 353 kcal to 106 kcal per 100g. The basic type of lentils is Lentils, raw, where the amount of calories in 100g is 353 kcal.

353 kcal of calories per 100g, from Lentils, raw corresponds to 18% of the calories RDA. For a typical serving size of 1 cup (or 192 g) the amount of Calories is 677.76 kcal. This corresponds to an RDA percentage of 34%.

The percentage of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for calories is based on a 2000 kcal RDA level for a mature adult.

Top three lentils products high in calories

Below is a summary list for the top three lentils items ranked by the amount or level of calories in 100g.

1. Lentils, raw : 353kcal (18%RDA)
2. Lentils, pink, raw : 345kcal (17%RDA)
3. Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt : 116kcal (6%RDA)

Following on from the three top lentils items or products containing calories we have a more comprehensive break down of Lentils, raw, and the highest item containing calories which is Lentils, raw. We also give a comparison of average values, median values and lowest values along with a comparison with other food groups and assess the effects of storage and preparation on the 5 types of lentils.

At the bottom of the page is the full list for the 5 different types of lentils based on the content in different servings in grams and oz (and other serving sizes), providing a comprehensive analysis of the calories content in lentils.

Lentils, raw - Nutritional Content and Chart

The full nutrition content, RDA percentages and levels for Lentils, raw should be considered along with the calories content. This food profile is part of our list of food and drinks under the general group Legumes and Legume Products.Other important and calories related nutrients are Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. For this 100g serving in your diet, the amount of Protein is 25.8 g (46% RDA), the amount of Fat is 1.06 g (2% RDA) and the amount of Carbohydrate is 60.08 g (46% RDA). The nutritional content and facts for 100g, which includes Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate is shown in the RDA chart below as percentages of the recommended daily allowance along with the calories levels in lentils.

calories and nutrition facts in lentils per 100g

Our proprietary nutritional density score gives a nutritional value out of 100 based on 9 different vitamins, minerals and macro nutrients. Lentils, raw has a nutritional value score of 18 out of 100.Comparing the calories content and the nutritional density in 100g for Lentils, raw; We class this as a high calories content item.In terms of overall nutritional value we class this as an item with a medium nutritional density value.

Content per Typical Serving Size 1 cup (or 192 g)

For the food Lentils, raw the typical serving size is 1 cup (or 192 g) which contains 677.76 kcal of Calories. The calories percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 34 %.

To give 100% of the RDA, 2.9 servings of the typical serving size 1 cup (or 192 g) give the complete RDA. In terms of the gram weight and total content for this serving the Protein content is 49.54 g, the Fat content is 2.04 g and the Carbohydrate content is 115.35 g. The percentages are shown below in the calories chart, for the typical serving of calories and the related and important nutritional values.calories and nutritional content in lentils

Macronutrients in Lentils, raw

The amount of protein, fat and carbs from this food described above is measured in grams per 100g and grams in a typical serving size (in this case 1 cup or 192 g), although it is also useful to give the number of calories from protein, fat and carbohydrate which are the most important macronutrients. For this serving in your diet here are the macronutrient calories. From protein the number of calories is 198.2 (kcal).The number of calories from Fat is 18.4 (kcal).The total calories from carbohydrate is 461.4 (kcal).calories, calories and nutritional content in lentils

Kcal of calories in lentils (per 100g)

This list of 5 types of lentils, is brought to you by and ranges from Lentils, raw through to Lentils, sprouted, raw where all food items are ranked by the content or amount per 100g. The nutritional calories content can be scaled by the amount in grams, oz or typical serving sizes. Simply click on a food item or beverage from the list at the bottom of the page to give a full dietary nutritional breakdown to answer the question how many calories in lentils.

The list below gives the total calories content in the 5 items from the general description 'lentils' each of which show the calories amount as well as Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. Below, is the top 5 food items shown in the calories chart. This gives a quick and easy dietary comparison for the different items, where each item is listed at the bottom of the page with a nutritional summary.

lentils calories per 100g

The corresponding nutritional value for lentils based on our density score out of 100 (ranked by the amount of calories per 100g) is shown in the below nutritional density chart. lentils calories per 100g

Effect of Preparation and Storage on calories

The level of calories can be affected by the method of storage for example canned or frozen and also by the method of preparation for example either raw, cooked or fried. The total food items which are raw is 3 items. The highest amount of calories from the 3 raw items is in Lentils, raw where the content is 353 kcal per 100g. The number of food items which are cooked are 2 items. The highest amount of calories from the 2 cooked items is in Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt where the amount is 116 kcal per 100g. Comparing raw and cooked lentils shows that cooking can change the levels of calories by 237 kcal in a 100g serving.

Average Content for lentils

The average (or more correctly the arithmetic mean) amount of calories contained in 100g of lentils, based on the list below of 5 different items under the general description of lentils, is 206.80 kcal of calories. This average value corresponds to 10.34 % of the recommended dietary allowance (or RDA) in your diet. The averages for the different nutrients are as follows; the average amount of Protein is 15.55 g, the average amount of Fat is 0.91 g and the average amount of Carbohydrate is g.

Median Amount

The median value of Calories is found in Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt which in 100g contains 114 kcal of Calories. This corresponds to 6 % of the recommended daily allowance. For this serving the amount of Protein is 9.02 g, the amount of Fat is 0.38 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 19.54 g.

Highest calories Content per 100g

Using the list below for the 5 different lentils nutrition entries in our database, the highest amount of calories is found in Lentils, raw which contains 353 kcal of calories per 100g. The associated percentage of RDA is 18 %. For this 100g serving the Protein content is 25.8 g, the Fat content is 1.06 g, the Carbohydrate content is 60.08 g. chart to show highest calories in lentils per 100g

The lowest amount of calories in 100g is in Lentils, sprouted, raw which contains 106 kcal. This gives as percentage of the recommended daily allowance 5 % of the RDA. For this 100g serving the amount of Protein is 8.96 g, the amount of Fat is 0.55 g, the amount of Carbohydrate is 22.14 g.

The difference between the highest and lowest values gives a calories range of 247 kcal per 100g. The range for the other nutrients are as follows; 16.84 g for Protein, 0.51 g for Fat, 0 g for Carbohydrate.

Highest Amount of calories per Serving

Please remember that the above gives an accurate value in 100g for high calories foods in your diet. For example 100g of Lentils, raw contains 353 kcal of calories. However, there are other factors to consider when you are assessing your nutritional requirements. You should also take into account portion sizes when you are considering the calories nutritional content.

The food with the highest calories content per typical serving is Lentils, raw which contains 677.76 kcal in 1 cup (or 192 g). The percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 34 %. For this serving the Protein content is 49.54 g, the Fat content is 2.04 g and the Carbohydrate content is 115.35 g.

Nutritional Information Summary

From the list below you can find a full nutrition facts breakdown for all foods containing calories which can be scaled for different servings and quantities. We have also sorted our complete nutritional information and vitamin database of over 7000 foods, to give a list of calories rich foods.

Lentils List, calories Content per 100g

1. Lentils, raw - Calories
  Nutritional Value : 18 / 100     food group - Legumes and Legume Products
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  353 kcal (18%)25.8 g (46%)60.08 g (46%)1.06 g (2%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup (or 192g):
   677.76 kcal (34%) 49.54 g (88%) 115.35 g (89%) 2.04 g (3%)
  Other serving sizes 1 tablespoon (or 12g):
  42.36 kcal (2%) 3.1 g (6%) 7.21 g (6%) 0.13 g (0%)
2. Lentils, pink, raw - Calories
  Nutritional Value : 16 / 100     food group - Legumes and Legume Products
  Calories Protein Carbohydrate Fat
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  345 kcal (17%)24.95 g (45%)59.15 g (46%)2.17 g (3%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup (or 192g):
   662.4 kcal (33%) 47.9 g (86%) 113.57 g (87%) 4.17 g (6%)
3. Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt - Calories
  Nutritional Value : 18 / 100     food group - Legumes and Legume Products
  Calories Protein Carbohydrate Fat
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  116 kcal (6%)9.02 g (16%)20.13 g (15%)0.38 g (1%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup (or 198g):
   229.68 kcal (11%) 17.86 g (32%) 39.86 g (31%) 0.75 g (1%)
  Other serving sizes 1 tbsp (or 12.3g):
  14.27 kcal (1%) 1.11 g (2%) 2.48 g (2%) 0.05 g (0%)
4. Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt - Calories
  Nutritional Value : 18 / 100     food group - Legumes and Legume Products
  Calories Protein Carbohydrate Fat
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  114 kcal (6%)9.02 g (16%)19.54 g (15%)0.38 g (1%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup (or 198g):
   225.72 kcal (11%) 17.86 g (32%) 38.69 g (30%) 0.75 g (1%)

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