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Lemongrass vs. Chow mein — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lemongrass and Chow mein

  • Lemongrass has more Iron, Potassium, and Copper, however, Chow mein is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5.
  • Chow mein covers your daily Selenium needs 77% more than Lemongrass.
  • Chow mein contains 6 times less Potassium than Lemongrass. Lemongrass contains 723mg of Potassium, while Chow mein contains 120mg.
  • Lemongrass has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Noodles, chinese, chow mein.

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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 +225%
Contains more Iron +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +502.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Zinc +59.3%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.4%
Contains more Selenium +6042.9%
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 6% 178% 38% 69% 11% 154% 39% 56% 0% 235%
Contains more Calcium +225%
Contains more Iron +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +502.5%
Contains less Sodium -99.5%
Contains more Zinc +59.3%
Contains more Copper +59.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.4%
Contains more Selenium +6042.9%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +789.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +211.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +440.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +966%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.5%
Contains more Folate +41.3%
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 0% 46% 0% 0% 145% 98% 112% 32% 26% 80% 0% 5% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +789.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +211.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +440.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +966%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.5%
Contains more Folate +41.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +5881.4%
Contains more Protein +345.6%
Contains more Fats +3049%
Contains more Carbs +187.6%
Contains more Other +37.8%
2% 25% 71% 2%
Protein: 1.82 g
Fats: 0.49 g
Carbs: 25.31 g
Water: 70.58 g
Other: 1.8 g
8% 15% 73% 2%
Protein: 8.11 g
Fats: 15.43 g
Carbs: 72.8 g
Water: 1.18 g
Other: 2.48 g
Contains more Water +5881.4%
Contains more Protein +345.6%
Contains more Fats +3049%
Contains more Carbs +187.6%
Contains more Other +37.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +16435.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2000.6%
35% 16% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.119 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.054 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.17 g
15% 61% 24%
Saturated Fat: 2.229 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.929 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.571 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +16435.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2000.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Chow mein Opinion
Net carbs 25.31g 69.1g Chow mein
Protein 1.82g 8.11g Chow mein
Fats 0.49g 15.43g Chow mein
Carbs 25.31g 72.8g Chow mein
Calories 99kcal 475kcal Chow mein
Sugar 5.71g Lemongrass
Fiber 3.7g Chow mein
Calcium 65mg 20mg Lemongrass
Iron 8.17mg 4.73mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 60mg 52mg Lemongrass
Phosphorus 101mg 161mg Chow mein
Potassium 723mg 120mg Lemongrass
Sodium 6mg 1174mg Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23mg 1.4mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.266mg 0.167mg Lemongrass
Manganese 5.224mg Lemongrass
Selenium 0.7µg 43µg Chow mein
Vitamin A 6IU 0IU Lemongrass
Vitamin E 2.3mg Chow mein
Vitamin C 2.6mg 0mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.578mg Chow mein
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.421mg Chow mein
Vitamin B3 1.101mg 5.95mg Chow mein
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.533mg Chow mein
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.11mg Chow mein
Folate 75µg 106µg Chow mein
Choline 8.7mg Chow mein
Vitamin K 1.4µg Chow mein
Trans Fat 0g 0.8g Lemongrass
Saturated Fat 0.119g 2.229g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g 8.929g Chow mein
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 3.571g Chow mein

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lemongrass Chow mein
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
42%
Chow mein
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
131%
Lemongrass
78%
Chow mein

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.71g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 1168mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.11g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 47)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Chow mein
Chow mein is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chow mein
Chow mein is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Chow mein - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168905/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.