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Lemongrass vs Garden cress - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lemongrass and Garden cress

  • Lemongrass has more Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Copper, and Magnesium, however Garden cress is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2.
  • Lemongrass covers your daily Manganese needs 203% more than Garden cress.
  • Garden cress contains 10 times less Zinc than Lemongrass. Lemongrass contains 2.23mg of Zinc, while Garden cress contains 0.23mg.

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

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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
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Contains more Iron +528.5%
Contains more Potassium +19.3%
Contains more Magnesium +57.9%
Contains more Copper +56.5%
Contains more Zinc +869.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.9%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Calcium +24.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 49% 25% 54% 28% 57% 7% 33% 2%
Contains more Iron +528.5%
Contains more Potassium +19.3%
Contains more Magnesium +57.9%
Contains more Copper +56.5%
Contains more Zinc +869.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.9%
Contains less Sodium -57.1%
Contains more Calcium +24.6%

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 B3 +10.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +2553.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +115183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +384%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +208.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1
Equal in Folate - 80
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 230% 416% 14% 0% 20% 60% 19% 15% 57% 0% 1355% 60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +2553.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +115183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +384%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +208.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1
Equal in Folate - 80

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
187
Garden cress
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
31
Garden cress

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
16%
Garden cress
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
6%
Garden cress
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
3%
Garden cress

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

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Lemongrass Garden cress
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Garden cress
Garden cress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.096g)
Which food is cheaper?
Garden cress
Garden cress is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Garden cress
Garden cress is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Garden cress Opinion
Calories 99 32 Lemongrass
Protein 1.82 2.6 Garden cress
Fats 0.49 0.7 Garden cress
Vitamin C 2.6 69 Garden cress
Carbs 25.31 5.5 Lemongrass
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.17 1.3 Lemongrass
Calcium 65 81 Garden cress
Potassium 723 606 Lemongrass
Magnesium 60 38 Lemongrass
Sugar 4.4 Lemongrass
Fiber 1.1 Garden cress
Copper 0.266 0.17 Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23 0.23 Lemongrass
Starch
Phosphorus 101 76 Lemongrass
Sodium 6 14 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6 6917 Garden cress
Vitamin E 0.7 Garden cress
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.065 0.08 Garden cress
Vitamin B2 0.135 0.26 Garden cress
Vitamin B3 1.101 1 Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.242 Garden cress
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.247 Garden cress
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 541.9 Garden cress
Folate 75 80 Garden cress
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.119 0.023 Garden cress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054 0.239 Garden cress
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17 0.228 Garden cress
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Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Fructose

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. Garden cress - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168407/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.