Lentils (canned) - Carbs, Glycemic Index, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins & much more

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Lentils (canned) consist of 1% fat, 10% protein, 21% carbs, 5% fiber and 60% water. With 140 of calories per 100g Lentils (canned) are 71% lower than other foods in Legumes. In total 6% of the calories in Lentils (canned) are from fat, 29% from protein and 60% from carbohydrates.

  • Low Glycemic Index Glycemic Index: 30
  • High in carbs 31.5g carbohydrates per portion of 150g
  • Low Glycemic Load Glycemic Load: 9.5
  • High in iron Covers 0.4% of Iron RDA per portion
  • High in magnesium Covers 0.2% of Magnesium RDA per portion

Can you eat Lentils (canned) for a low carb diet?

With 31.5g of carbs and a Glycemic Load of 9.5 in a portion of 150g, Lentils (canned) should be avoided for a ketogenic diet due to the high percentage of carbs. Lentils (canned) contain low amounts of Fructose, are Gluten free and have no Lactose.

Lentils (canned): nutrition facts & data

Nutrition facts
per 100g
Lentils (canned)
avg Legumes[1]
Calories (kcal) 140.0 198.3
Fat (g) 1.0 4.0
Protein (g) 10.0 15.0
Carbohydrates (g) 21.0 20.4
Mono- & Di-Saccharides (g) 1.0 20.4
Polysaccharides (g) 19.0 20.4
Fibers (g) 4.6 9.8
Sodium (mg) 270.0 141.1
Water (g) 60.0 46.1
[1] average of Legumes

Breakdown in percent (%) of total calories

An average portion size (150g) of Lentils (canned) contain:

  • 210.0 Calories
  • 1.5g of Fat
  • 15.0g of Protein
  • and 31.5g of Carbs
  • 405.0mg of sodium - 0.3% of the RDA for sodium.
  • 75.0mg of Magnesium, that covers 0.2% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Magnesium.
  • 2.3mg of Zinc - 0.2% of the RDA for Zinc.
  • 4.5mg of Iron - 0.4% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 450.0mg of Potassium - 0.1% of the RDA for Potassium.
  • 0.0mg of Vitamin C - 0.0% of the RDA for Vitamin C.
  • No Vitamin B12

For every gram of carbs in Lentils (canned) you get

  • 0.48 grams of protein compared to the average of 0.46g per gram of carbs among all foods. Other foods in Legumes have on average 0.73g of proteins per 1 gram of carbs.
  • 0.05 grams of fat (total average 0.66g, other foods in Legumes 0.20g)
  • 0.22 grams of fibers (total average 0.13g, other foods in Legumes 0.48g)

Nutrient distribution per gram

What vitamins are in Lentils (canned)?

per 100g
Lentils (canned)
Vitamin C (mg) 0.0 2.2
Vitamin E (mg) 0.5 1.5
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine (mg) 0.1 0.3
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.1 0.1
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.1 0.2
Vitamin B9 / Folate (μg) 25.0 102.5
Vitamin B12 (μg) 0.0 0.0
Retinol (μg) 0.0 0.5
beta-Carotene (μg) 35.0
[1] average of Legumes

Are Lentils (canned) rich in vitamins?


The following chart displays the amount of vitamins per portion Size (150g) for Lentils (canned) of the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]) for each vitamin in percent.

[1]Avg. RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for vitamins by clicking on the names in the table above.

Minerals in Lentils (canned)

per 100g
Lentils (canned)
Magnesium (mg) 50.0 96.4
Zinc (mg) 1.5 1.9
Sodium (mg) 270.0 141.1
Calcium (mg) 40.0 102.7
Iron (mg) 3.0 4.4
Potassium (mg) 300.0 608.0
Phosphorus (mg) 175.0 226.8
[1] average of Legumes

Are Lentils (canned) high in minerals?


Again, for every mineral contained in Lentils (canned) we looked at the portion size (150g) and applied it to the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]). Data is shown in percent of RDA per portion size.

[1]RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for minerals by clicking on the names in the table above.

Carbohydrates in Lentils (canned)

21.0% of Lentils (canned) are carbs, per serving of 150g that makes 31.5g of carbs.

Monosachharides and polysaccharides

per 100g
Lentils (canned)
Monosaccharides (g) 1.0 2.1
Polysaccharides (g) 19.0 17.7
Total carbs (g) 21.0 20.4
[1] average of Legumes

How high are the Glycemic Index and the Glycemic Load for Lentils (canned)?

The Glycemic Index of Lentils (canned) is 30, which would be considered as low. The Glycemic Load in a normal serving is 9.5 and can be regarded as low.

Allergens in Lentils (canned)

  • are Gluten free
  • have no Lactose
  • low amounts of Fructose

Fatty acids and cholesterol in Lentils (canned)

Of the 1.0g total fat per 100g in Lentils (canned), 0.1g are saturated fatty acids (SFA), 0.3g are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and 0.1g are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The amount of cholesterol is 0.0mg.

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