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Calories in 1 cup lentil


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Lentils - 1 cup lentil

A 1 Cup Lentil of Lentils contains about 678 Calories per serving. It also contains about 18 calories that come from fat.
1 cup lentil
Serving Size:
1 cup
Source: USDA
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Nutrition Facts Summary for 1 cup lentil
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Cup

Amount Per Serving
Calories 678  Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.04g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.99g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0.36g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 0mg  
Total Carbohydrates 115.35g 38%
Dietary Fiber 58.6g 234%
Sugars 3.9g  
Protein 49.54g  
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 11%
Iron 80%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

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In a 1 cup lentil ( 1 Cup ) there are about 678 calories out of which 18 calories come from fat. The total fat content of 1 Cup 1 cup lentil is 2.04 g. Within the fat content, a 1 cup lentil contains 0.3 g of saturated fat, 0 g of trans fat, 0.99 g of polyunsaturated fat and 0.36 g of monounsaturated fat.

To reduce the risk of heart diseases, it is best to consume items low in cholesterol and the cholesterol count in a 1 Cup 1 cup lentil is 0 mg.

A food item is considered high in fiber if the fiber content is over 5g. A 1 Cup 1 cup lentil contains about 58.6 g of fiber. Food items high in fiber are good and come with many health benefits. High fiber foods help in lowering cholesterol levels. Try to increase your daily fiber intake to at least 30 grams per day.

When reading the nutrition facts label also pay close attention to the sodium levels. It’s recommended to limit your daily sodium intake to 2000 mg or 2 grams per day. A single 1 Cup 1 cup lentil contains about 12 mg of sodium. Sodium causes the body to retain water and a low sodium diet helps in controlling high blood pressure and water build up. Any item containing less than 5 mg of sodium is considered a no sodium item and considered low sodium if the sodium content is below 140 mg per serving.

Carbohydrates are important for a healthy diet however, you must choose complex carbohydrates such as found in whole grain, pasta, lentils, brown rice, beans, fruits and vegetables, to maintain a good healthy diet. Total carbs in a 1 cup lentil is 115.35 (g), 38% of daily value.

Sugar in a 1 cup lentil is about 3.9 g and the amount of protein in a 1 cup lentil is approximately 49.54 g.

Please refer to the nutrition facts label seen to the left for a full breakdown of complete nutrition found in a 1 cup lentil .

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