Lentil - calories, weight

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How many calories in lentil?

100g of lentil has about 116 calories (kcal).

For example, tablespoon (15 g) has about 17 calories.

It is about 1% of daily calories intake for adult person with medium weight and medium activity (for calculation we assumed 2400 kcal daily intake).

To visualize how much it actualy is, take in mind that calories amount from tablespoon (15 g) is similar to calories amount from ie.:

  • 0.5 cube of sugar

For burning such amount of calories you have to bike at least 2 minutes, swim for about 2 minutes or run for 2 minutes.

Calories in lentil came from protein in 30%, from carbs in 67% and from fat in 3%.

See also: Nutrition, vitamins and health benefits of lentil.

Check compares of lentil with other products from vegetables category:

lentil - calories table

  • Tablespoon of lentil (15g)17 kcal
  • Glass full of lentil (200g)232 kcal
  • 10g of lentil12 kcal
  • 20g of lentil23 kcal
  • 50g of lentil58 kcal
  • 100g of lentil116 kcal
  • 200g of lentil232 kcal
  • 500g of lentil580 kcal

Lentil - calories and nutrition per 100g

Calories 116 kcal
Carbs 20.13 gram
Protein 9.02 gram
Fat 0.38 gram

How much does a lentil weight?

Tablespoon of lentil weights about 15g.
Glass of lentil weights about 200g.

Does lentil cause weight gain? How it affects your diet?

Similar to other products number of calories in lentil puts it in the avarage of vegetables. If you are on diet and you are looking for low-calorific vegetables, lentil seems to be a 'not bad' choice but you can find something better.

Many products form vegetables have similar number of calories. To give you an ideal lest take potatoes, artichokes, arugula leaves or asparagus.

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tablespoon (15 g) has:

17kcal For burning these calories you have to:
Bike 2 min. Bike
Horse ride 3 min. Horse ride
Play tennis 2 min. Tennis
Run 2 min. Run
Swim 2 min. Swim
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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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