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Lemongrass vs Coriander - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Lemongrass and Coriander?

  • Lemongrass is higher in Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium, yet Coriander is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Lemongrass's daily need coverage for Manganese is 209% more.
  • Lemongrass has 5 times more Iron than Coriander. While Lemongrass has 8.17mg of Iron, Coriander has only 1.77mg.

We used Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Coriander (cilantro) leaves, raw types in this article.

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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 +361.6%
Contains more Magnesium +130.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.4%
Contains more Potassium +38.8%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Contains more Zinc +346%
Contains more Copper +18.2%
Equal in Calcium - 67
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 21% 67% 19% 21% 46% 6% 14% 75%
Contains more Iron +361.6%
Contains more Magnesium +130.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +110.4%
Contains more Potassium +38.8%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Contains more Zinc +346%
Contains more Copper +18.2%
Equal in Calcium - 67

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 Folate +21%
Contains more Vitamin A +112366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +938.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1040%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.067
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.114
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 405% 50% 0% 90% 17% 38% 21% 35% 35% 47% 0% 776%
Contains more Folate +21%
Contains more Vitamin A +112366.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +938.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1040%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.067
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.114

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Coriander Opinion
Net carbs 25.31g 0.87g Lemongrass
Protein 1.82g 2.13g Coriander
Fats 0.49g 0.52g Coriander
Carbs 25.31g 3.67g Lemongrass
Calories 99kcal 23kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.87g Lemongrass
Fiber g 2.8g Coriander
Calcium 65mg 67mg Coriander
Iron 8.17mg 1.77mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 60mg 26mg Lemongrass
Phosphorus 101mg 48mg Lemongrass
Potassium 723mg 521mg Lemongrass
Sodium 6mg 46mg Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23mg 0.5mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.266mg 0.225mg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6IU 6748IU Coriander
Vitamin E mg 2.5mg Coriander
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.6mg 27mg Coriander
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.067mg Coriander
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.162mg Coriander
Vitamin B3 1.101mg 1.114mg Coriander
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.57mg Coriander
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.149mg Coriander
Folate 75µg 62µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 310µg Coriander
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.119g 0.014g Coriander
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g 0.275g Coriander
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 0.04g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lemongrass Coriander
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
126
Coriander
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
33
Coriander

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
13%
Coriander
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
4%
Coriander
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
2%
Coriander

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.87g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Coriander
Coriander is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.105g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Coriander
Coriander is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Coriander - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169997/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.