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Leek vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sugars (difference - 3.9g)
Which food is cheaper?
Leek
Leek is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Leek
Leek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.079g)
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 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.
Leek Lemongrass
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Leek 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
34
Leek
7
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
15
Leek
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
Leek
0
:
Contains more Iron +289%
Contains more Calcium +10.2%
Contains more Potassium +301.7%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Copper +121.7%
Contains more Zinc +1758.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.6%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Iron +289%
Contains more Calcium +10.2%
Contains more Potassium +301.7%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Copper +121.7%
Contains more Zinc +1758.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.6%
Contains less Sodium -70%

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
Leek
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +361.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +27683.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.065
Contains more Vitamin C +361.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +27683.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.065

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
9%
Leek
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
14%
Leek
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
1%
Leek
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 Leek Lemongrass Opinion
Calories 61 99 Lemongrass
Protein 1.5 1.82 Lemongrass
Fats 0.3 0.49 Lemongrass
Vitamin C 12 2.6 Leek
Carbs 14.15 25.31 Lemongrass
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.1 8.17 Lemongrass
Calcium 59 65 Lemongrass
Potassium 180 723 Lemongrass
Magnesium 28 60 Lemongrass
Sugars 3.9 Leek
Fiber 1.8 Leek
Copper 0.12 0.266 Lemongrass
Zinc 0.12 2.23 Lemongrass
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Phosphorus 35 101 Lemongrass
Sodium 20 6 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 1667 6 Leek
Vitamin E 0.92 Leek
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.06 0.065 Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.03 0.135 Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 0.4 1.101 Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.14 0.05 Leek
Vitamin B6 0.233 0.08 Leek
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 47 Leek
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.04 0.119 Leek
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004 0.054 Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.166 0.17 Lemongrass
Tryptophan 0.012 Leek
Threonine 0.063 Leek
Isoleucine 0.052 Leek
Leucine 0.096 Leek
Lysine 0.078 Leek
Methionine 0.018 Leek
Phenylalanine 0.055 Leek
Valine 0.056 Leek
Histidine 0.025 Leek
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
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