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Watercress vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Watercress
Watercress is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Watercress
Watercress is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Watercress
Watercress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.092g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sugars (difference - 0.2g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
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.
Watercress Lemongrass
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Watercress 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
119
Watercress
7
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
15
Watercress
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
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Contains more Calcium +84.6%
Contains more Iron +3985%
Contains more Potassium +119.1%
Contains more Magnesium +185.7%
Contains more Copper +245.5%
Contains more Zinc +1927.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.4%
Contains more Calcium +84.6%
Contains more Iron +3985%
Contains more Potassium +119.1%
Contains more Magnesium +185.7%
Contains more Copper +245.5%
Contains more Zinc +1927.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.4%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +1553.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +53083.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +520%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +450.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +1553.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +53083.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +520%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +450.5%

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
14%
Watercress
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
1%
Watercress
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
0%
Watercress
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 Watercress Lemongrass Opinion
Calories 11 99 Lemongrass
Protein 2.3 1.82 Watercress
Fats 0.1 0.49 Lemongrass
Vitamin C 43 2.6 Watercress
Carbs 1.29 25.31 Lemongrass
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.2 8.17 Lemongrass
Calcium 120 65 Watercress
Potassium 330 723 Lemongrass
Magnesium 21 60 Lemongrass
Sugars 0.2 Watercress
Fiber 0.5 Watercress
Copper 0.077 0.266 Lemongrass
Zinc 0.11 2.23 Lemongrass
Starch
Phosphorus 60 101 Lemongrass
Sodium 41 6 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 3191 6 Watercress
Vitamin E 1 Watercress
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.065 Watercress
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.135 Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 0.2 1.101 Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.31 0.05 Watercress
Vitamin B6 0.129 0.08 Watercress
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 250 Watercress
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.119 Watercress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008 0.054 Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035 0.17 Lemongrass
Tryptophan 0.03 Watercress
Threonine 0.133 Watercress
Isoleucine 0.093 Watercress
Leucine 0.166 Watercress
Lysine 0.134 Watercress
Methionine 0.02 Watercress
Phenylalanine 0.114 Watercress
Valine 0.137 Watercress
Histidine 0.04 Watercress
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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