How Many Calories Are In Lentils?

How Many Calories Are In Lentils?
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (cooked)
Calories 230 (963kJ)
Amount Per Serving % Daily
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 13%
Dietary Fiber 16g 63%
Sugars 4g
Protein 18g 0%
Calcium <1%
Potassium 731mg 0%


One food that tends to be popular among the vegetarian crowd is lentils for it’s non-meat source of protein that will help you meet your daily requirements and support higher amounts of physical activity.

Many people do turn their noses up at lentils however, but more often than not it’s because they’ve never experimented with different cooking techniques to find a method of preparation that they most enjoy.

Let’s go over some of the nutritional information that you need to know about when it comes to this healthy food source.

Major Nutrients Found In Lentils

As you can see from the table above, lentils have a number of positive things going for it. First, it’s very high in protein content and second, it really packs in a powerful punch as far as dietary fiber is concerned. All of the carbohydrates that are found in lentils will be slow burning in nature so this is a great food to have for those who are looking to maintain energy and prevent blood sugar fluctuations.

Lentils are also high in thiamine, iron, phosphorus, and manganese, making them a nutritional all-star for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.


For best taste, lentils should be stored in an airtight container away from moisture and direct heat and can last for up to one year when stored in this manner.

Eat It With:

You can choose to eat lentils on their own as a side dish or mixed in with other ingredients to make a casserole type of dish. Often these are mixed in with brown rice and chopped vegetables so that’s one way of serving them you may want to consider.

Burn Off Calories In Lentils

To burn off the number of calories in a serving of lentils you would have to do:

  • 1 hour of easy rowing
  • 32 minutes cross country skiing
  • 27 minutes boxing