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Basil vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sugars (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.078g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Basil Lemongrass
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Basil Lemongrass
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
170
Basil
7
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
34
Basil
47
Lemongrass

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Basil
4
:
Contains more Calcium +172.3%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +157.7%
Contains more Potassium +145.1%
Contains more Zinc +175.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 60
Contains more Calcium +172.3%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Iron +157.7%
Contains more Potassium +145.1%
Contains more Zinc +175.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 60

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Basil
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +592.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +87816.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +318%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +592.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +87816.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +318%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.1%

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
19%
Basil
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
3%
Basil
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
3%
Basil
2%
Lemongrass

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Basil Lemongrass Opinion
Calories 23 99 Lemongrass
Protein 3.15 1.82 Basil
Fats 0.64 0.49 Basil
Vitamin C 18 2.6 Basil
Carbs 2.65 25.31 Lemongrass
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 3.17 8.17 Lemongrass
Calcium 177 65 Basil
Potassium 295 723 Lemongrass
Magnesium 64 60 Basil
Sugars 0.3 Basil
Fiber 1.6 Basil
Copper 0.385 0.266 Basil
Zinc 0.81 2.23 Lemongrass
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Phosphorus 56 101 Lemongrass
Sodium 4 6 Basil
Vitamin A 5275 6 Basil
Vitamin E 0.8 Basil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.034 0.065 Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.076 0.135 Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 0.902 1.101 Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.209 0.05 Basil
Vitamin B6 0.155 0.08 Basil
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 414.8 Basil
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.041 0.119 Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.088 0.054 Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.389 0.17 Basil
Tryptophan 0.039 Basil
Threonine 0.104 Basil
Isoleucine 0.104 Basil
Leucine 0.191 Basil
Lysine 0.11 Basil
Methionine 0.036 Basil
Phenylalanine 0.13 Basil
Valine 0.127 Basil
Histidine 0.051 Basil
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.