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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, 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
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Contains more Iron +361.6%
Contains more Potassium +38.8%
Contains more Magnesium +130.8%
Contains more Copper +18.2%
Contains more Zinc +346%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.4%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Equal in Calcium - 65
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 67% 21% 46% 19% 75% 14% 21% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Contains more Iron +361.6%
Contains more Potassium +38.8%
Contains more Magnesium +130.8%
Contains more Copper +18.2%
Contains more Zinc +346%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.4%
Contains less Sodium -87%
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 C +938.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +112366.7%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 90% 405% 50% 0% 17% 38% 21% 35% 35% 0% 776% 47%
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 C +938.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +112366.7%
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 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 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

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Coriander Lemongrass
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 - 0.87g)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.