Food profile: Lentils, pink or red, raw

Full name: Lentils, pink or red, raw

Category: Legumes

Efficiency: 0.36.

Amino Acid Score: 55.

Amino acid quantities (g per 100 g)

In relative terms, this food in particularly poor in methionine and rich in phenylalanine.

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General nutritional values

Macronutrient quantities (g) per 100 g

Energy: 358 kcal for 100 g.

26.7 percents of proteins in total calories.

Table of nutritional values

Ratio of essential amino acids to total protein (mg/g)

Amino acid In food Required
(g/kg protein) (g/kg protein)
methionine 8.9 16
methionine + cysteine 22.5 22
leucine 75.7 59
valine 51.8 39
isoleucine 45.1 30
tryptophan 9.3 6
lysine 72.8 45
threonine 37.4 23
histidine 29.4 15
phenylalanine + tyrosine 79.3 30

Food pairs including this food

PairBest efficiencyAmino profile similarity
Lentils, pink or red-Seeds, hemp seed 0.800.35
Lentils, pink or red-Carrots, raw 0.430.39
Lentils, pink or red-Millet, cooked 0.61-0.11

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