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Garden cress vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Garden cress and Lemongrass

  • Garden cress has more Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2, however Lemongrass is higher in Manganese, Iron, Vitamin A, Zinc, Copper, and Magnesium.
  • Lemongrass covers your daily Manganese needs 203% more than Garden cress.
  • Lemongrass contains 27 times less Vitamin C than Garden cress. Garden cress contains 69mg of Vitamin C, while Lemongrass contains 2.6mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Cress, garden, raw 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 +24.6%
Contains more Iron +528.5%
Contains more Potassium +19.3%
Contains more Magnesium +57.9%
Contains more Copper +56.5%
Contains more Zinc +869.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.9%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 49% 25% 54% 28% 57% 7% 33% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Contains more Calcium +24.6%
Contains more Iron +528.5%
Contains more Potassium +19.3%
Contains more Magnesium +57.9%
Contains more Copper +56.5%
Contains more Zinc +869.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.9%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%

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 +2553.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +115183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +384%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +208.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.1%
Equal in Folate - 75
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 230% 416% 14% 0% 20% 60% 19% 15% 57% 0% 1355% 60%
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 +2553.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +115183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +384%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +208.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.1%
Equal in Folate - 75

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
187
Garden cress
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
31
Garden cress
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
16%
Garden cress
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
6%
Garden cress
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
3%
Garden cress
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.
Garden cress Lemongrass
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Garden cress Lemongrass
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden cress
Garden cress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.096g)
Which food is cheaper?
Garden cress
Garden cress is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden cress
Garden cress is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garden cress Lemongrass Opinion
Calories 32 99 Lemongrass
Protein 2.6 1.82 Garden cress
Fats 0.7 0.49 Garden cress
Vitamin C 69 2.6 Garden cress
Carbs 5.5 25.31 Lemongrass
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.3 8.17 Lemongrass
Calcium 81 65 Garden cress
Potassium 606 723 Lemongrass
Magnesium 38 60 Lemongrass
Sugar 4.4 Lemongrass
Fiber 1.1 Garden cress
Copper 0.17 0.266 Lemongrass
Zinc 0.23 2.23 Lemongrass
Starch
Phosphorus 76 101 Lemongrass
Sodium 14 6 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6917 6 Garden cress
Vitamin E 0.7 Garden cress
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.08 0.065 Garden cress
Vitamin B2 0.26 0.135 Garden cress
Vitamin B3 1 1.101 Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.242 0.05 Garden cress
Vitamin B6 0.247 0.08 Garden cress
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 541.9 Garden cress
Folate 80 75 Garden cress
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.023 0.119 Garden cress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.239 0.054 Garden cress
Polyunsaturated fat 0.228 0.17 Garden cress
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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. Garden cress - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168407/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.