United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Full Report (All Nutrients):  16069, Lentils, raw
Food Group: Legumes and Legume Products
Scientific Name:  Lens culinaris
Carbohydrate Factor: 4.07   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 3.47   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup 192 g

tablespoon 12 g
Proximates Water 1, 2 g 8.26 55 0.070 15.86 0.99
Proximates Energy kcal 352 -- -- 676 42
Proximates Energy kJ 1473 -- -- 2828 177
Proximates Protein 1, 2 g 24.63 56 0.270 47.29 2.96
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 1.06 9 0.030 2.04 0.13
Proximates Ash 2 g 2.71 46 0.030 5.20 0.33
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 63.35 -- -- 121.63 7.60
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 10.7 -- -- 20.5 1.3
Proximates Sugars, total g 2.03 -- -- 3.90 0.24
Proximates Sucrose g 1.47 3 0.030 2.82 0.18
Proximates Glucose (dextrose) g 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Proximates Fructose g 0.27 3 0.120 0.52 0.03
Proximates Lactose g 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Proximates Maltose g 0.30 3 0.100 0.58 0.04
Proximates Galactose g 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Proximates Starch 1, 2 g 49.90 56 0.470 95.81 5.99
Minerals Calcium, Ca 1, 2 mg 35 38 1.000 67 4
Minerals Iron, Fe 1, 2 mg 6.51 38 0.550 12.50 0.78
Minerals Magnesium, Mg 1, 2 mg 47 38 1.000 90 6
Minerals Phosphorus, P 2 mg 281 28 8.000 540 34
Minerals Potassium, K 1, 2 mg 677 38 10.000 1300 81
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 6 4 1.000 12 1
Minerals Zinc, Zn 1, 2 mg 3.27 38 0.120 6.28 0.39
Minerals Copper, Cu 2 mg 0.754 28 0.023 1.448 0.090
Minerals Manganese, Mn 2 mg 1.393 28 0.082 2.675 0.167
Minerals Selenium, Se 1, 2 µg 0.1 38 0.006 0.2 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 4.5 -- -- 8.6 0.5
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.873 8 0.042 1.676 0.105
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.211 8 0.004 0.405 0.025
Vitamins Niacin mg 2.605 8 0.049 5.002 0.313
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 2.140 8 0.043 4.109 0.257
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 mg 0.540 8 0.017 1.037 0.065
Vitamins Folate, total µg 479 8 24.000 920 57
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 479 8 24.000 920 57
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 479 -- -- 920 57
Vitamins Choline, total mg 96.4 -- -- 185.1 11.6
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin B-12, added µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 2 -- -- 4 0
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta µg 23 -- -- 44 3
Vitamins Carotene, alpha µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 39 -- -- 75 5
Vitamins Lycopene µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.49 1 -- 0.94 0.06
Vitamins Vitamin E, added mg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, beta mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocopherol, gamma mg 4.23 1 -- 8.12 0.51
Vitamins Tocopherol, delta mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, alpha mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, beta mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, gamma mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Tocotrienol, delta mg 0.00 1 -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 5.0 -- -- 9.6 0.6
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.154 -- -- 0.296 0.018
Lipids 4:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 6:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 8:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 10:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 12:0 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 14:0 g 0.003 -- -- 0.006 0.000
Lipids 16:0 g 0.136 -- -- 0.261 0.016
Lipids 18:0 g 0.015 -- -- 0.029 0.002
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.193 -- -- 0.371 0.023
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.003 -- -- 0.006 0.000
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.184 -- -- 0.353 0.022
Lipids 20:1 g 0.006 -- -- 0.012 0.001
Lipids 22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.526 -- -- 1.010 0.063
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.414 -- -- 0.795 0.050
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.112 -- -- 0.215 0.013
Lipids 18:4 g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 20:5 n-3 (EPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:5 n-3 (DPA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids 22:6 n-3 (DHA) g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Amino Acids Tryptophan g 0.221 -- -- 0.424 0.027
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.882 -- -- 1.693 0.106
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 1.065 -- -- 2.045 0.128
Amino Acids Leucine g 1.786 -- -- 3.429 0.214
Amino Acids Lysine g 1.720 -- -- 3.302 0.206
Amino Acids Methionine g 0.210 -- -- 0.403 0.025
Amino Acids Cystine g 0.322 -- -- 0.618 0.039
Amino Acids Phenylalanine g 1.215 -- -- 2.333 0.146
Amino Acids Tyrosine g 0.658 -- -- 1.263 0.079
Amino Acids Valine g 1.223 -- -- 2.348 0.147
Amino Acids Arginine g 1.903 -- -- 3.654 0.228
Amino Acids Histidine g 0.693 -- -- 1.331 0.083
Amino Acids Alanine g 1.029 -- -- 1.976 0.123
Amino Acids Aspartic acid g 2.725 -- -- 5.232 0.327
Amino Acids Glutamic acid g 3.819 -- -- 7.332 0.458
Amino Acids Glycine g 1.002 -- -- 1.924 0.120
Amino Acids Proline g 1.029 -- -- 1.976 0.123
Amino Acids Serine g 1.136 -- -- 2.181 0.136
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- -- 0 0
Flavan-3-ols (+)-Catechin 3 mg 0.3 3 0 0.7 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epigallocatechin 3 mg 0.0 3 0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epicatechin 3 mg 0.0 3 0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epicatechin 3-gallate 3 mg 0.0 3 0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (-)-Epigallocatechin 3-gallate 3 mg 0.0 3 0 0.0 0.0
Flavan-3-ols (+)-Gallocatechin 3 mg 0.1 3 0 0.3 0.0
Isoflavones Daidzein 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 mg 0.01 9 0.02 0.02 0.00
Isoflavones Genistein 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 mg 0.05 9 0.12 0.10 0.01
Isoflavones Glycitein 6, 11 mg 0.00 3 0 0.00 0.00
Isoflavones Total isoflavones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 mg 0.06 8 0.14 0.12 0.01
Isoflavones Biochanin A mg 0.00 4 0 0.01 0.00
Isoflavones Formononetin mg 0.00 4 0 0.01 0.00
Isoflavones Coumestrol mg 0.00 4 0 0.00 0.00
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin dimers 4, 5 mg 1.2 4 0.29 2.3 0.1
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin trimers 4, 5 mg 0.1 4 0.2 0.2 0.0
Proanthocyanidin Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 4 mg 0.0 1 -- 0.1 0.0

Sources of Data

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2Northern Pulse Growers Association 2012 U.S. Pulse Quality Survey , 2012  Bismark ND  
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11Pei et al. Isoflavone content of chickpeas, lentils and dried peas , 2015 Unpublished data   
Langual Code(s)

  • A0152 VEGETABLE OR VEGETABLE PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1286 1600 LEGUMES AND LEGUME PRODUCTS (USDA SR)
  • B1268 LENTIL
  • C0133 SEED, SKIN PRESENT, GERM PRESENT
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0001 EXTENT OF HEAT TREATMENT NOT KNOWN
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0138 WATER REMOVED
  • J0116 DEHYDRATED OR DRIED
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION
  • Z0052 RIPE OR MATURE