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Coriander vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Coriander and Lemongrass?

  • Coriander is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6, yet Lemongrass is higher in Manganese, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Zinc, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium.
  • Lemongrass's daily need coverage for Manganese is 209% more.
  • Coriander has 11 times more Vitamin B5 than Lemongrass. While Coriander has 0.57mg of Vitamin B5, Lemongrass has only 0.05mg.

We used Coriander (cilantro) leaves, raw and Lemon grass (citronella), raw types 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 Iron +361.6%
Contains more Magnesium +130.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.4%
Contains more Potassium +38.8%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Contains more Zinc +346%
Contains more Copper +18.2%
Equal in Calcium - 65
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 21% 67% 19% 21% 46% 6% 14% 75%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Iron +361.6%
Contains more Magnesium +130.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.4%
Contains more Potassium +38.8%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Contains more Zinc +346%
Contains more Copper +18.2%
Equal in Calcium - 65

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 +112366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +938.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1040%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.3%
Contains more Folate +21%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.065
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 405% 50% 0% 90% 17% 38% 21% 35% 35% 47% 0% 776%
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 +112366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +938.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1040%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.3%
Contains more Folate +21%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.065
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.
Coriander Lemongrass
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Coriander Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 0.87g 25.31g Lemongrass
Protein 2.13g 1.82g Coriander
Fats 0.52g 0.49g Coriander
Carbs 3.67g 25.31g Lemongrass
Calories 23kcal 99kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.87g g Lemongrass
Fiber 2.8g g Coriander
Calcium 67mg 65mg Coriander
Iron 1.77mg 8.17mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 26mg 60mg Lemongrass
Phosphorus 48mg 101mg Lemongrass
Potassium 521mg 723mg Lemongrass
Sodium 46mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 0.5mg 2.23mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.225mg 0.266mg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6748IU 6IU Coriander
Vitamin E 2.5mg mg Coriander
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 27mg 2.6mg Coriander
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.065mg Coriander
Vitamin B2 0.162mg 0.135mg Coriander
Vitamin B3 1.114mg 1.101mg Coriander
Vitamin B5 0.57mg 0.05mg Coriander
Vitamin B6 0.149mg 0.08mg Coriander
Folate 62µg 75µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 310µg µg Coriander
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.014g 0.119g Coriander
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275g 0.054g Coriander
Polyunsaturated fat 0.04g 0.17g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Coriander 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
126
Coriander
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
33
Coriander
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
13%
Coriander
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
4%
Coriander
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
2%
Coriander
2%
Lemongrass

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.87g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
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 - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Coriander
Coriander is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.105g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Coriander
Coriander 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. Coriander - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169997/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.