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Chard vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chard and Lemongrass different?

  • Chard is higher in Vitamin C, however Lemongrass is richer in Manganese, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Zinc, Folate, Potassium, Copper, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Lemongrass is 211% higher.
  • Chard contains 36 times more Sodium than Lemongrass. While Chard contains 213mg of Sodium, Lemongrass contains only 6mg.

Chard, swiss, raw and Lemon grass (citronella), raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Magnesium +35%
Contains more Calcium +27.5%
Contains more Iron +353.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +119.6%
Contains more Potassium +90.8%
Contains less Sodium -97.2%
Contains more Zinc +519.4%
Contains more Copper +48.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 16% 68% 58% 20% 34% 28% 10% 60%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains more Calcium +27.5%
Contains more Iron +353.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +119.6%
Contains more Potassium +90.8%
Contains less Sodium -97.2%
Contains more Zinc +519.4%
Contains more Copper +48.6%

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
Chard
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +101833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1053.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +244%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.3%
Contains more Folate +435.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 367% 38% 0% 100% 10% 21% 8% 11% 23% 11% 0% 2075%
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 +101833.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +1053.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +244%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.3%
Contains more Folate +435.7%

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.
Chard Lemongrass
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chard Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 2.14g 25.31g Lemongrass
Protein 1.8g 1.82g Lemongrass
Fats 0.2g 0.49g Lemongrass
Carbs 3.74g 25.31g Lemongrass
Calories 19kcal 99kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.1g g Lemongrass
Fiber 1.6g g Chard
Calcium 51mg 65mg Lemongrass
Iron 1.8mg 8.17mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 81mg 60mg Chard
Phosphorus 46mg 101mg Lemongrass
Potassium 379mg 723mg Lemongrass
Sodium 213mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 0.36mg 2.23mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.179mg 0.266mg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6116IU 6IU Chard
Vitamin E 1.89mg mg Chard
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 30mg 2.6mg Chard
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.065mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.09mg 0.135mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 1.101mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.172mg 0.05mg Chard
Vitamin B6 0.099mg 0.08mg Chard
Folate 14µg 75µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 830µg µg Chard
Tryptophan 0.017mg mg Chard
Threonine 0.083mg mg Chard
Isoleucine 0.147mg mg Chard
Leucine 0.13mg mg Chard
Lysine 0.099mg mg Chard
Methionine 0.019mg mg Chard
Phenylalanine 0.11mg mg Chard
Valine 0.11mg mg Chard
Histidine 0.036mg mg Chard
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.03g 0.119g Chard
Monounsaturated Fat 0.04g 0.054g Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.07g 0.17g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chard 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
222
Chard
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
36
Chard
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
11%
Chard
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
4%
Chard
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
1%
Chard
2%
Lemongrass

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 207mg)
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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chard
Chard is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.089g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chard
Chard is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Chard - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169991/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.