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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
Contains more Calcium +1332.3%
Contains more Iron +712.2%
Contains more Magnesium +510%
Contains more Phosphorus +394.1%
Contains more Potassium +147.3%
Contains more Zinc +115.2%
Contains more Copper +225.9%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Calcium +1332.3%
Contains more Iron +712.2%
Contains more Magnesium +510%
Contains more Phosphorus +394.1%
Contains more Potassium +147.3%
Contains more Zinc +115.2%
Contains more Copper +225.9%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +21066.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +196.2%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14%
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 +21066.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +196.2%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cumin Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 33.74g 25.31g Cumin
Protein 17.81g 1.82g Cumin
Fats 22.27g 0.49g Cumin
Carbs 44.24g 25.31g Cumin
Calories 375kcal 99kcal Cumin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.25g g Lemongrass
Fiber 10.5g g Cumin
Calcium 931mg 65mg Cumin
Iron 66.36mg 8.17mg Cumin
Magnesium 366mg 60mg Cumin
Phosphorus 499mg 101mg Cumin
Potassium 1788mg 723mg Cumin
Sodium 168mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 4.8mg 2.23mg Cumin
Copper 0.867mg 0.266mg Cumin
Vitamin A 1270IU 6IU Cumin
Vitamin E 3.33mg mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 7.7mg 2.6mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.628mg 0.065mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.327mg 0.135mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 4.579mg 1.101mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 mg 0.05mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B6 0.435mg 0.08mg Cumin
Folate 10µg 75µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 5.4µg µg Cumin
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 g 0g Cumin
Saturated Fat 1.535g 0.119g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 14.04g 0.054g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 3.279g 0.17g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cumin 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
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

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)

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.