iron in lentils information and values per serving and 100g

Welcome to the nutritional iron content in 5 different types of lentils, ranging from 7.56 mg to 3.21 mg per 100g. The basic type of lentils is Lentils, raw, where the amount of iron in 100g is 7.54 mg. This is 54% of the iron RDA, from 100g of Lentils, raw.

The percentage of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for iron is based on a 14 mg RDA level for a mature adult.

Top three lentils products high in iron

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

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 iron content in lentils.

1. Lentils, pink, raw : 7.56mg (54%RDA)
2. Lentils, raw : 7.54mg (54%RDA)
3. Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt : 3.33mg (24%RDA)

Following on from the three top lentils items or products containing iron we have a more comprehensive break down of Lentils, raw, and the highest item containing iron which is Lentils, pink, 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. .

Lentils, raw - Nutritional Content and Chart

The full nutrition content, RDA percentages and levels for Lentils, raw should be considered along with the iron content. This food profile is part of our list of food and drinks under the general group Legumes and Legume Products.Other important and iron related nutrients are Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. For this 100g serving in your diet, the amount of Calories is 353 kcal (18% RDA), 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 Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate is shown in the RDA chart below as percentages of the recommended daily allowance along with the iron levels in lentils.

iron 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 iron content and the nutritional density in 100g for Lentils, raw; We class this as a high iron content item.In terms of overall nutritional value we class this as an item with a medium nutritional density value.

Comparing iron in lentils vs spinach

The amount of iron in spinach is 2.7 mg per 100g.As iron percentage of the RDA this is 19 %. Comparing with Lentils, raw, in 100g contains 7.54 mg of iron. As a percentage of the RDA this is 54 %. Therefore, Lentils, raw has 4.84 mg more iron than spinach. In terms of iron percentage this is 179 % more iron. Spinach has an overall nutritional value score of 68 out of 100, whereas Lentils, raw has a nutritional value score of 18 out of 100.

The highest content of iron in the food items under the general description or type of lentils, is Lentils, pink, raw with 7.56 mg of iron per 100g. Comparing spinach with Lentils, pink, raw; Lentils, pink, raw has 4.86 mg more iron than spinach. In terms of iron percentage this is 180 % more iron.

Amount of iron per 100 Calories

100 calories of lentils, raw is a serving size of 0.28 g, and the amount of Iron is 2.14 mg (15.3% RDA). Other important and related nutrients and macronutrients such as Fat, in 100 Calories are as follows; Protein 7.31 g (13.03% RDA), Fat 0.3 g (0.57% RDA), Carbohydrate 17.02 g (13.03% RDA). This is shown in the iron RDA percentage chart below, based on 100 Calories, along with the other important nutrients and macro nutrients. iron and nutrition facts in lentils per 100 calories

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 14.48 mg of Iron. The iron percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 103 %.

To give 100% of the RDA, 1.0 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 Calories content is 677.76 kcal, 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 iron chart, for the typical serving of iron and the related and important nutritional values.iron 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).iron, calories and nutritional content in lentils

Milligrams of iron in lentils (per 100g)

This list of 5 types of lentils, is brought to you by www.dietandfitnesstoday.com and ranges from Lentils, pink, raw through to Lentils, sprouted, raw where all food items are ranked by the content or amount per 100g. The nutritional iron 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 much iron in lentils.

The list below gives the total iron content in the 5 items from the general description 'lentils' each of which show the iron amount as well as Calories, Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. Below, is the top 5 food items shown in the iron 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 iron per 100g

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

The corresponding Calories for lentils ranked by the amount of iron per 100g is shown below in the lentils calories chart. lentils iron per 100g

Effect of Preparation and Storage on iron

The level of iron 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 iron from the 3 raw items is in Lentils, pink, raw where the content is 7.56 mg per 100g. The number of food items which are cooked are 2 items. The highest amount of iron from the 2 cooked items is in Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt where the amount is 3.33 mg per 100g. Comparing raw and cooked lentils shows that cooking can change the levels of iron by 4.23 mg in a 100g serving.

Average Content for lentils

The average (or more correctly the arithmetic mean) amount of iron contained in 100g of lentils, based on the list below of 5 different items under the general description of lentils, is 4.99 mg of iron. This average value corresponds to 35.64 % of the recommended dietary allowance (or RDA) in your diet. The averages for the different nutrients are as follows; the average amount of Calories is 206.80 kcal, 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 Iron is found in Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt which in 100g contains 3.33 mg of Iron. This corresponds to 24 % of the recommended daily allowance. For this serving the amount of Calories is 114 kcal, 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 iron Content per 100g

Using the list below for the 5 different lentils nutrition entries in our database, the highest amount of iron is found in Lentils, pink, raw which contains 7.56 mg of iron per 100g. The associated percentage of RDA is 54 %. For this 100g serving the Calories content is 345 kcal, the Protein content is 24.95 g, the Fat content is 2.17 g, the Carbohydrate content is 59.15 g. chart to show highest iron in lentils per 100g

The lowest amount of iron is in Lentils, sprouted, raw which in 100g contains 3.21 mg of iron. This gives as percentage of the recommended daily allowance 23 % of the RDA. For this 100g serving the amount of Calories is 106 kcal, 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 iron range of 4.35 mg per 100g. The range for the other nutrients are as follows; 239 kcal for Calories, 15.99 g for Protein, 1.62 g for Fat, 0 g for Carbohydrate.

Highest Amount of iron per Serving

Please remember that the above gives an accurate value in 100g for high iron foods in your diet. For example 100g of Lentils, raw contains 7.54 mg of iron. 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 iron nutritional content.

The food with the highest iron content per typical serving is Lentils, pink, raw which contains 14.52 mg in 1 cup (or 192 g). The percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 104 %. For this serving the Calories content is 662.4 kcal, the Protein content is 47.9 g, the Fat content is 4.17 g and the Carbohydrate content is 113.57 g.

Nutritional Information Summary

From the list below you can find a full nutrition facts breakdown for all foods containing iron 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 high iron content in foods.


Lentils List, iron Content per 100g

1. Lentils, pink, raw - Iron
  Nutritional Value : 16 / 100     food group - Legumes and Legume Products
  Iron
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Protein
(%RDA)
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  7.56 mg (54%)345 kcal (17%)59.15 g (46%)2.17 g (3%)24.95 g (45%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup (or 192g):
   14.52 mg (104%) 662.4 kcal (33%) 113.57 g (87%) 4.17 g (6%) 47.9 g (86%)
2. Lentils, raw - Iron
  Nutritional Value : 18 / 100     food group - Legumes and Legume Products
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  7.54 mg (54%)353 kcal (18%)60.08 g (46%)1.06 g (2%)25.8 g (46%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup (or 192g):
   14.48 mg (103%) 677.76 kcal (34%) 115.35 g (89%) 2.04 g (3%) 49.54 g (88%)
  Other serving sizes 1 tablespoon (or 12g):
  0.9 mg (6%) 42.36 kcal (2%) 7.21 g (6%) 0.13 g (0%) 3.1 g (6%)
3. Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt - Iron
  Nutritional Value : 18 / 100     food group - Legumes and Legume Products
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  3.33 mg (24%)116 kcal (6%)20.13 g (15%)0.38 g (1%)9.02 g (16%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup (or 198g):
   6.59 mg (47%) 229.68 kcal (11%) 39.86 g (31%) 0.75 g (1%) 17.86 g (32%)
  Other serving sizes 1 tbsp (or 12.3g):
  0.41 mg (3%) 14.27 kcal (1%) 2.48 g (2%) 0.05 g (0%) 1.11 g (2%)
4. Lentils, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt - Iron
  Nutritional Value : 18 / 100     food group - Legumes and Legume Products
  Iron Calories Carbohydrate Fat Protein
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  3.33 mg (24%)114 kcal (6%)19.54 g (15%)0.38 g (1%)9.02 g (16%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup (or 198g):
   6.59 mg (47%) 225.72 kcal (11%) 38.69 g (30%) 0.75 g (1%) 17.86 g (32%)






iron and Nutritional Values - Top 221 Foods

Vegetables

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Beans and Lentils

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