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Lemongrass vs Basil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lemongrass and Basil?

  • Lemongrass is richer in Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Potassium, and Phosphorus, yet Basil is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, Copper, Calcium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Lemongrass's daily need coverage for Manganese is 177% higher.
  • Lemongrass has 3 times more Zinc than Basil. Lemongrass has 2.23mg of Zinc, while Basil has 0.81mg.

We used Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Basil, fresh 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 Iron +157.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.4%
Contains more Potassium +145.1%
Contains more Zinc +175.3%
Contains more Calcium +172.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 64
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 119% 46% 24% 27% 1% 23% 129%
Contains more Iron +157.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.4%
Contains more Potassium +145.1%
Contains more Zinc +175.3%
Contains more Calcium +172.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +44.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 64

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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Basil
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.1%
Contains more Folate +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +87816.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +592.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +318%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.8%
Equal in Folate - 68
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 317% 16% 0% 60% 9% 18% 17% 13% 36% 51% 0% 1037%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.1%
Contains more Folate +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +87816.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +592.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +318%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.8%
Equal in Folate - 68

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 Basil
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Basil Opinion
Net carbs 25.31g 1.05g Lemongrass
Protein 1.82g 3.15g Basil
Fats 0.49g 0.64g Basil
Carbs 25.31g 2.65g Lemongrass
Calories 99kcal 23kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.02g Basil
Sugar g 0.3g Lemongrass
Fiber g 1.6g Basil
Calcium 65mg 177mg Basil
Iron 8.17mg 3.17mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 60mg 64mg Basil
Phosphorus 101mg 56mg Lemongrass
Potassium 723mg 295mg Lemongrass
Sodium 6mg 4mg Basil
Zinc 2.23mg 0.81mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.266mg 0.385mg Basil
Vitamin A 6IU 5275IU Basil
Vitamin E mg 0.8mg Basil
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.6mg 18mg Basil
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.034mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.076mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 1.101mg 0.902mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.209mg Basil
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.155mg Basil
Folate 75µg 68µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 414.8µg Basil
Tryptophan mg 0.039mg Basil
Threonine mg 0.104mg Basil
Isoleucine mg 0.104mg Basil
Leucine mg 0.191mg Basil
Lysine mg 0.11mg Basil
Methionine mg 0.036mg Basil
Phenylalanine mg 0.13mg Basil
Valine mg 0.127mg Basil
Histidine mg 0.051mg Basil
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.119g 0.041g Basil
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g 0.088g Basil
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 0.389g Basil

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lemongrass Basil
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
13
Lemongrass
131
Basil
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
52
Basil

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
19%
Basil
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
3%
Basil
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
3%
Basil

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Basil
Basil contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Basil
Basil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.078g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Lemongrass - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168573/nutrients
  2. Basil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172232/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.