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Leek vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Leek and Lemongrass different?

  • Leek is richer in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C, while Lemongrass is higher in Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B2.
  • Lemongrass covers your daily need of Manganese 206% more than Leek.
  • Leek contains 5 times more Vitamin C than Lemongrass. Leek contains 12mg of Vitamin C, while Lemongrass contains 2.6mg.

Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw and Lemon grass (citronella), raw types were used 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
Contains more Calcium +10.2%
Contains more Iron +289%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.6%
Contains more Potassium +301.7%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Zinc +1758.3%
Contains more Copper +121.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 79% 20% 15% 16% 3% 4% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Calcium +10.2%
Contains more Iron +289%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.6%
Contains more Potassium +301.7%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Zinc +1758.3%
Contains more Copper +121.7%

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
Leek
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +27683.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +361.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.3%
Contains more Folate +17.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.065
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 101% 19% 0% 40% 15% 7% 8% 9% 54% 48% 0% 118%
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 +27683.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +361.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.3%
Contains more Folate +17.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.065

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.
Leek Lemongrass
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Leek Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 12.35g 25.31g Lemongrass
Protein 1.5g 1.82g Lemongrass
Fats 0.3g 0.49g Lemongrass
Carbs 14.15g 25.31g Lemongrass
Calories 61kcal 99kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 3.9g g Lemongrass
Fiber 1.8g g Leek
Calcium 59mg 65mg Lemongrass
Iron 2.1mg 8.17mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 28mg 60mg Lemongrass
Phosphorus 35mg 101mg Lemongrass
Potassium 180mg 723mg Lemongrass
Sodium 20mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 0.12mg 2.23mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.12mg 0.266mg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 1667IU 6IU Leek
Vitamin E 0.92mg mg Leek
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 12mg 2.6mg Leek
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.065mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.135mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 1.101mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.14mg 0.05mg Leek
Vitamin B6 0.233mg 0.08mg Leek
Folate 64µg 75µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 47µg µg Leek
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Leek
Threonine 0.063mg mg Leek
Isoleucine 0.052mg mg Leek
Leucine 0.096mg mg Leek
Lysine 0.078mg mg Leek
Methionine 0.018mg mg Leek
Phenylalanine 0.055mg mg Leek
Valine 0.056mg mg Leek
Histidine 0.025mg mg Leek
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0.119g Leek
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g 0.054g Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.166g 0.17g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Leek 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
35
Leek
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
24
Leek
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
9%
Leek
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
14%
Leek
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
1%
Leek
2%
Lemongrass

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Leek
Leek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.079g)
Which food is cheaper?
Leek
Leek is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Leek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169246/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.