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Lemongrass vs. Bulgur — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lemongrass and Bulgur

  • Lemongrass has more Manganese, Iron, Copper, Potassium, Zinc, Folate, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium, however, Bulgur is higher in Vitamin B5.
  • Lemongrass covers your daily Manganese needs 201% more than Bulgur.
  • Bulgur contains 11 times less Potassium than Lemongrass. Lemongrass contains 723mg of Potassium, while Bulgur contains 68mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Bulgur, cooked.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +550%
Contains more Iron +751%
Contains more Magnesium +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +152.5%
Contains more Potassium +963.2%
Contains more Zinc +291.2%
Contains more Copper +254.7%
Contains more Manganese +757.8%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89% 682% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 36% 23% 18% 6% 1% 16% 25% 80% 4%
Contains more Calcium +550%
Contains more Iron +751%
Contains more Magnesium +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +152.5%
Contains more Potassium +963.2%
Contains more Zinc +291.2%
Contains more Copper +254.7%
Contains more Manganese +757.8%
Contains more Selenium +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -16.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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5
Bulgur
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +382.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.1%
Contains more Folate +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +588%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.083
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 9% 17% 32% 21% 3% 19% 57% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 0% 15% 7% 19% 21% 20% 14% 0% 4% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +14%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +382.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.1%
Contains more Folate +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +588%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.083

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +104.2%
Contains more Carbs +36.2%
Contains more Other +429.4%
Contains more Protein +69.2%
Contains more Water +10.2%
2% 25% 71% 2%
Protein: 1.82 g
Fats: 0.49 g
Carbs: 25.31 g
Water: 70.58 g
Other: 1.8 g
3% 19% 78%
Protein: 3.08 g
Fats: 0.24 g
Carbs: 18.58 g
Water: 77.76 g
Other: 0.34 g
Contains more Fats +104.2%
Contains more Carbs +36.2%
Contains more Other +429.4%
Contains more Protein +69.2%
Contains more Water +10.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +74.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +73.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.7%
35% 16% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.119 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.054 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.17 g
25% 18% 57%
Saturated Fat: 0.042 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.031 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.098 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +74.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +73.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lemongrass Bulgur
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Bulgur Opinion
Net carbs 25.31g 14.08g Lemongrass
Protein 1.82g 3.08g Bulgur
Fats 0.49g 0.24g Lemongrass
Carbs 25.31g 18.58g Lemongrass
Calories 99kcal 83kcal Lemongrass
Sugar 0.1g Lemongrass
Fiber 4.5g Bulgur
Calcium 65mg 10mg Lemongrass
Iron 8.17mg 0.96mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 60mg 32mg Lemongrass
Phosphorus 101mg 40mg Lemongrass
Potassium 723mg 68mg Lemongrass
Sodium 6mg 5mg Bulgur
Zinc 2.23mg 0.57mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.266mg 0.075mg Lemongrass
Manganese 5.224mg 0.609mg Lemongrass
Selenium 0.7µg 0.6µg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6IU 2IU Lemongrass
Vitamin E 0.01mg Bulgur
Vitamin C 2.6mg 0mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.057mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.028mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 1.101mg 1mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.344mg Bulgur
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.083mg Bulgur
Folate 75µg 18µg Lemongrass
Choline 6.9mg Bulgur
Vitamin K 0.5µg Bulgur
Tryptophan 0.048mg Bulgur
Threonine 0.089mg Bulgur
Isoleucine 0.114mg Bulgur
Leucine 0.208mg Bulgur
Lysine 0.085mg Bulgur
Methionine 0.048mg Bulgur
Phenylalanine 0.145mg Bulgur
Valine 0.139mg Bulgur
Histidine 0.071mg Bulgur
Saturated Fat 0.119g 0.042g Bulgur
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g 0.031g Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 0.098g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lemongrass Bulgur
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Lemongrass
8%
Bulgur
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
131%
Lemongrass
21%
Bulgur

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bulgur
Bulgur contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bulgur
Bulgur is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.077g)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lemongrass - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168573/nutrients
  2. Bulgur - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170287/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.