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Lemongrass vs Chocolate - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Lemongrass and Chocolate

  • Lemongrass has more Manganese, and Vitamin B2, however Chocolate has more Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Lemongrass is 165% higher.
  • Chocolate has 3 times less Vitamin B2 than Lemongrass. Lemongrass has 0.135mg of Vitamin B2, while Chocolate has 0.05mg.
  • Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids.

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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 +16.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.3%
Contains more Zinc +10.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Magnesium +143.3%
Contains more Copper +286.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +104%
Equal in Iron - 8.02
Equal in Zinc - 2.01
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 301% 17% 50% 105% 343% 55% 89% 4%
Contains more Calcium +16.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.3%
Contains more Zinc +10.9%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Magnesium +143.3%
Contains more Copper +286.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +104%
Equal in Iron - 8.02
Equal in Zinc - 2.01

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 +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +494%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
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 0% 3% 11% 0% 7% 12% 14% 18% 10% 29% 21% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +494%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%

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
10
Chocolate
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
120
Chocolate

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
29%
Chocolate
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
61%
Chocolate
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
144%
Chocolate

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

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Lemongrass Chocolate
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 Cholesterol?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 47.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.4g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 23)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Chocolate Opinion
Calories 99 546 Chocolate
Protein 1.82 4.88 Chocolate
Fats 0.49 31.28 Chocolate
Vitamin C 2.6 Lemongrass
Carbs 25.31 61.17 Chocolate
Cholesterol 0 8 Lemongrass
Vitamin D 0 Lemongrass
Iron 8.17 8.02 Lemongrass
Calcium 65 56 Lemongrass
Potassium 723 559 Lemongrass
Magnesium 60 146 Chocolate
Sugar 47.9 Lemongrass
Fiber 7 Chocolate
Copper 0.266 1.028 Chocolate
Zinc 2.23 2.01 Lemongrass
Starch
Phosphorus 101 206 Chocolate
Sodium 6 24 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6 50 Chocolate
Vitamin E 0.54 Chocolate
Vitamin D 0 Lemongrass
Vitamin B1 0.065 0.025 Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.135 0.05 Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 1.101 0.725 Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.297 Chocolate
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.042 Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0 0.23 Chocolate
Vitamin K 8.1 Chocolate
Folate 75 Lemongrass
Trans Fat 0 0.112 Lemongrass
Saturated Fat 0.119 18.519 Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054 9.54 Chocolate
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17 1.092 Chocolate
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose 0 Chocolate

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. Chocolate - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170271/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.