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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" charts 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%
Contains more Manganese +1126.3%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
Equal in Calcium - 67
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 21% 67% 19% 21% 46% 6% 14% 75% 56% 5%
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%
Contains more Manganese +1126.3%
Contains more Selenium +28.6%
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" charts 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 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 405% 50% 0% 90% 17% 38% 21% 35% 35% 47% 0% 7% 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

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +589.6%
Contains more Other +22.4%
Contains more Protein +17%
Contains more Water +30.6%
Equal in Fats - 0.52
2% 25% 71% 2%
Protein: 1.82 g
Fats: 0.49 g
Carbs: 25.31 g
Water: 70.58 g
Other: 1.8 g
2% 4% 92%
Protein: 2.13 g
Fats: 0.52 g
Carbs: 3.67 g
Water: 92.21 g
Other: 1.47 g
Contains more Carbs +589.6%
Contains more Other +22.4%
Contains more Protein +17%
Contains more Water +30.6%
Equal in Fats - 0.52

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +325%
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +409.3%
35% 16% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.119 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.054 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.17 g
4% 84% 12%
Saturated Fat: 0.014 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.275 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.04 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +325%
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +409.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Sugar 0.87g Lemongrass
Fiber 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
Manganese 5.224mg 0.426mg Lemongrass
Selenium 0.7µg 0.9µg Coriander
Vitamin A 6IU 6748IU Coriander
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 337µg Coriander
Vitamin E 2.5mg Coriander
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
Choline 12.8mg Coriander
Vitamin K 310µg Coriander
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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Lemongrass Coriander
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
117%
Coriander
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
131%
Lemongrass
33%
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

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. 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.