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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, 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 Iron +289%
Contains more Calcium +10.2%
Contains more Potassium +301.7%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Copper +121.7%
Contains more Zinc +1758.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.6%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 18% 16% 20% 40% 4% 15% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Contains more Iron +289%
Contains more Calcium +10.2%
Contains more Potassium +301.7%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Copper +121.7%
Contains more Zinc +1758.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.6%
Contains less Sodium -70%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +361.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +27683.3%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 40% 101% 19% 0% 15% 7% 8% 9% 54% 0% 118% 48%
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 +361.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +27683.3%
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 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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Leek 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 - 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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