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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
Contains more Calcium +581.5%
Contains more Iron +18.8%
Contains more Magnesium +185%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.4%
Contains more Potassium +83.8%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Zinc +87.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 133% 365% 123% 68% 118% 3% 33% 444%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Calcium +581.5%
Contains more Iron +18.8%
Contains more Magnesium +185%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.4%
Contains more Potassium +83.8%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Zinc +87.4%

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
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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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 33% 21% 0% 0% 27% 42% 22% 84% 68% 13% 0% 410%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 9% 17% 32% 21% 3% 19% 57% 0% 0%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black pepper Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 38.65g 25.31g Black pepper
Protein 10.39g 1.82g Black pepper
Fats 3.26g 0.49g Black pepper
Carbs 63.95g 25.31g Black pepper
Calories 251kcal 99kcal Black pepper
Starch g g
Fructose 0.23g g Black pepper
Sugar 0.64g g Lemongrass
Fiber 25.3g g Black pepper
Calcium 443mg 65mg Black pepper
Iron 9.71mg 8.17mg Black pepper
Magnesium 171mg 60mg Black pepper
Phosphorus 158mg 101mg Black pepper
Potassium 1329mg 723mg Black pepper
Sodium 20mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 1.19mg 2.23mg Lemongrass
Copper 1.33mg 0.266mg Black pepper
Vitamin A 547IU 6IU Black pepper
Vitamin E 1.04mg mg Black pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 2.6mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B1 0.108mg 0.065mg Black pepper
Vitamin B2 0.18mg 0.135mg Black pepper
Vitamin B3 1.143mg 1.101mg Black pepper
Vitamin B5 1.399mg 0.05mg Black pepper
Vitamin B6 0.291mg 0.08mg Black pepper
Folate 17µg 75µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 163.7µg µg Black pepper
Tryptophan 0.058mg mg Black pepper
Threonine 0.244mg mg Black pepper
Isoleucine 0.366mg mg Black pepper
Leucine 1.014mg mg Black pepper
Lysine 0.244mg mg Black pepper
Methionine 0.096mg mg Black pepper
Phenylalanine 0.446mg mg Black pepper
Valine 0.547mg mg Black pepper
Histidine 0.159mg mg Black pepper
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.392g 0.119g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.739g 0.054g Black pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.998g 0.17g Black pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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

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)

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.