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Lemongrass vs Arugula - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Lemongrass and Arugula

  • Lemongrass has more Manganese, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Potassium, and Phosphorus, while Arugula has more Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Calcium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Lemongrass's daily need coverage for Manganese is 213% higher.
  • Arugula contains 6 times less Iron than Lemongrass. Lemongrass contains 8.17mg of Iron, while Arugula contains 1.46mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Arugula, 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
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Contains more Iron +459.6%
Contains more Potassium +95.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.7%
Contains more Copper +250%
Contains more Zinc +374.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.2%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Calcium +146.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 55% 48% 33% 34% 26% 13% 23% 4%
Contains more Iron +459.6%
Contains more Potassium +95.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.7%
Contains more Copper +250%
Contains more Zinc +374.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +94.2%
Contains less Sodium -77.8%
Contains more Calcium +146.2%

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 B1 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +261%
Contains more Vitamin C +476.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +39450%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +774%
Contains more Folate +29.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.073
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 50% 143% 9% 0% 11% 20% 6% 27% 17% 0% 272% 73%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +261%
Contains more Vitamin C +476.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +39450%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +774%
Contains more Folate +29.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.073

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
13
Lemongrass
52
Arugula
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
29
Arugula

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
11%
Lemongrass
15%
Arugula
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
4%
Arugula
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
3%
Arugula

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.
Lemongrass Arugula
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

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Lemongrass Arugula
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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 - 2.05g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
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?
Arugula
Arugula is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.033g)
Which food is cheaper?
Arugula
Arugula 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 Lemongrass Arugula Opinion
Calories 99 25 Lemongrass
Protein 1.82 2.58 Arugula
Fats 0.49 0.66 Arugula
Vitamin C 2.6 15 Arugula
Carbs 25.31 3.65 Lemongrass
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.17 1.46 Lemongrass
Calcium 65 160 Arugula
Potassium 723 369 Lemongrass
Magnesium 60 47 Lemongrass
Sugar 2.05 Lemongrass
Fiber 1.6 Arugula
Copper 0.266 0.076 Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23 0.47 Lemongrass
Starch
Phosphorus 101 52 Lemongrass
Sodium 6 27 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6 2373 Arugula
Vitamin E 0.43 Arugula
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.065 0.044 Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.135 0.086 Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 1.101 0.305 Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.437 Arugula
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.073 Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 108.6 Arugula
Folate 75 97 Arugula
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.119 0.086 Arugula
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054 0.049 Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17 0.319 Arugula
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. Lemongrass - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168573/nutrients
  2. Arugula - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169387/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.