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Black pepper vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Black pepper and Lemongrass

  • Black pepper has more Manganese, Copper, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium, and Vitamin B6, however Lemongrass is richer in Folate, and Zinc.
  • Black pepper's daily need coverage for Manganese is 327% more.
  • Black pepper contains 28 times more Vitamin B5 than Lemongrass. Black pepper contains 1.399mg of Vitamin B5, while Lemongrass contains 0.05mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, pepper, black and Lemon grass (citronella), raw.

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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 Iron +18.8%
Contains more Calcium +581.5%
Contains more Potassium +83.8%
Contains more Magnesium +185%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.4%
Contains more Zinc +87.4%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 365% 133% 118% 123% 444% 33% 68% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Contains more Iron +18.8%
Contains more Calcium +581.5%
Contains more Potassium +83.8%
Contains more Magnesium +185%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.4%
Contains more Zinc +87.4%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +9016.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2698%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +341.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.101
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 33% 21% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 0% 410% 13%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 9% 1% 0% 0% 17% 32% 21% 3% 19% 0% 0% 57%
Contains more Vitamin A +9016.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2698%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +263.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +341.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.101

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
60
Black pepper
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
160
Black pepper
78
Lemongrass

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 food.
Protein
62%
Black pepper
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
64%
Black pepper
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
15%
Black pepper
2%
Lemongrass

Comparison summary table

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

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Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.64g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.273g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Black pepper
Black pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Black pepper
Black pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black pepper Lemongrass Opinion
Calories 251 99 Black pepper
Protein 10.39 1.82 Black pepper
Fats 3.26 0.49 Black pepper
Vitamin C 0 2.6 Lemongrass
Carbs 63.95 25.31 Black pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 9.71 8.17 Black pepper
Calcium 443 65 Black pepper
Potassium 1329 723 Black pepper
Magnesium 171 60 Black pepper
Sugar 0.64 Lemongrass
Fiber 25.3 Black pepper
Copper 1.33 0.266 Black pepper
Zinc 1.19 2.23 Lemongrass
Starch
Phosphorus 158 101 Black pepper
Sodium 20 6 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 547 6 Black pepper
Vitamin E 1.04 Black pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.108 0.065 Black pepper
Vitamin B2 0.18 0.135 Black pepper
Vitamin B3 1.143 1.101 Black pepper
Vitamin B5 1.399 0.05 Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.291 0.08 Black pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 163.7 Black pepper
Folate 17 75 Lemongrass
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.392 0.119 Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.739 0.054 Black pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.998 0.17 Black pepper
Tryptophan 0.058 Black pepper
Threonine 0.244 Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.366 Black pepper
Leucine 1.014 Black pepper
Lysine 0.244 Black pepper
Methionine 0.096 Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.446 Black pepper
Valine 0.547 Black pepper
Histidine 0.159 Black pepper
Fructose 0.23 Black pepper

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Black pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170931/nutrients
  2. Lemongrass - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168573/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.