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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 RAE, 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 Magnesium +57.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.9%
Contains more Potassium +19.3%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Zinc +869.6%
Contains more Copper +56.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 25% 49% 28% 33% 54% 2% 7% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Calcium +24.6%
Contains more Iron +528.5%
Contains more Magnesium +57.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.9%
Contains more Potassium +19.3%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Zinc +869.6%
Contains more Copper +56.5%

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 +115183.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2553.8%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 416% 14% 0% 230% 20% 60% 19% 15% 57% 60% 0% 1355%
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 +115183.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +2553.8%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Garden cress Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 4.4g 25.31g Lemongrass
Protein 2.6g 1.82g Garden cress
Fats 0.7g 0.49g Garden cress
Carbs 5.5g 25.31g Lemongrass
Calories 32kcal 99kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.4g g Lemongrass
Fiber 1.1g g Garden cress
Calcium 81mg 65mg Garden cress
Iron 1.3mg 8.17mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 38mg 60mg Lemongrass
Phosphorus 76mg 101mg Lemongrass
Potassium 606mg 723mg Lemongrass
Sodium 14mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 0.23mg 2.23mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.17mg 0.266mg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6917IU 6IU Garden cress
Vitamin E 0.7mg mg Garden cress
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 69mg 2.6mg Garden cress
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.065mg Garden cress
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.135mg Garden cress
Vitamin B3 1mg 1.101mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.242mg 0.05mg Garden cress
Vitamin B6 0.247mg 0.08mg Garden cress
Folate 80µg 75µg Garden cress
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 541.9µg µg Garden cress
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 0.023g 0.119g Garden cress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.239g 0.054g Garden cress
Polyunsaturated fat 0.228g 0.17g Garden cress

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
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

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 ()

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.