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Cumin vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cumin and Lemongrass?

  • Cumin is richer in Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Zinc, yet Lemongrass is richer in Manganese.
  • Cumin's daily need coverage for Iron is 727% higher.
  • Cumin has 14 times more Calcium than Lemongrass. Cumin has 931mg of Calcium, while Lemongrass has 65mg.

We used Spices, cumin seed and Lemon grass (citronella), raw types in this comparison.

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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
Cumin
7
:
Contains more Iron +712.2%
Contains more Calcium +1332.3%
Contains more Potassium +147.3%
Contains more Magnesium +510%
Contains more Copper +225.9%
Contains more Zinc +115.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +394.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2489% 280% 158% 262% 289% 131% 214% 22%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Contains more Iron +712.2%
Contains more Calcium +1332.3%
Contains more Potassium +147.3%
Contains more Magnesium +510%
Contains more Copper +225.9%
Contains more Zinc +115.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +394.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%

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
Cumin
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +196.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +21066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +866.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +142.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +315.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +443.8%
Contains more Folate +650%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 77% 67% 0% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 0% 14% 8%
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 +196.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +21066.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +866.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +142.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +315.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +443.8%
Contains more Folate +650%

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
51
Cumin
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
480
Cumin
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
107%
Cumin
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
44%
Cumin
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
103%
Cumin
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.
Cumin Lemongrass
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cumin 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 - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 162mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.416g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cumin
Cumin 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 Cumin Lemongrass Opinion
Calories 375 99 Cumin
Protein 17.81 1.82 Cumin
Fats 22.27 0.49 Cumin
Vitamin C 7.7 2.6 Cumin
Carbs 44.24 25.31 Cumin
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 66.36 8.17 Cumin
Calcium 931 65 Cumin
Potassium 1788 723 Cumin
Magnesium 366 60 Cumin
Sugar 2.25 Lemongrass
Fiber 10.5 Cumin
Copper 0.867 0.266 Cumin
Zinc 4.8 2.23 Cumin
Starch
Phosphorus 499 101 Cumin
Sodium 168 6 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 1270 6 Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33 Cumin
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.628 0.065 Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327 0.135 Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579 1.101 Cumin
Vitamin B5 0.05 Lemongrass
Vitamin B6 0.435 0.08 Cumin
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 5.4 Cumin
Folate 10 75 Lemongrass
Trans Fat 0 Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.535 0.119 Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04 0.054 Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279 0.17 Cumin
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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.