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Lemongrass vs Cumin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Lemongrass and Cumin?

  • Lemongrass is richer in Manganese, yet Cumin is richer in Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Potassium, Vitamin B6, and Zinc.
  • Cumin's daily need coverage for Iron is 727% higher.
  • Lemongrass has 2 times more Manganese than Cumin. Lemongrass has 5.224mg of Manganese, while Cumin has 3.333mg.

We used Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Spices, cumin seed types in this comparison.

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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 less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Calcium +1332.3%
Contains more Iron +712.2%
Contains more Magnesium +510%
Contains more Phosphorus +394.1%
Contains more Potassium +147.3%
Contains more Zinc +115.2%
Contains more Copper +225.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 280% 2489% 262% 214% 158% 22% 131% 289%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Calcium +1332.3%
Contains more Iron +712.2%
Contains more Magnesium +510%
Contains more Phosphorus +394.1%
Contains more Potassium +147.3%
Contains more Zinc +115.2%
Contains more Copper +225.9%

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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Cumin
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin A +21066.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +196.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +866.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +142.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +315.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +443.8%
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 77% 67% 0% 26% 157% 76% 86% 0% 101% 8% 0% 14%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin A +21066.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +196.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +866.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +142.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +315.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +443.8%

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 Cumin
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 ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Cumin Opinion
Net carbs 25.31g 33.74g Cumin
Protein 1.82g 17.81g Cumin
Fats 0.49g 22.27g Cumin
Carbs 25.31g 44.24g Cumin
Calories 99kcal 375kcal Cumin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 2.25g Lemongrass
Fiber g 10.5g Cumin
Calcium 65mg 931mg Cumin
Iron 8.17mg 66.36mg Cumin
Magnesium 60mg 366mg Cumin
Phosphorus 101mg 499mg Cumin
Potassium 723mg 1788mg Cumin
Sodium 6mg 168mg Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23mg 4.8mg Cumin
Copper 0.266mg 0.867mg Cumin
Vitamin A 6IU 1270IU Cumin
Vitamin E mg 3.33mg Cumin
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.6mg 7.7mg Cumin
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.628mg Cumin
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.327mg Cumin
Vitamin B3 1.101mg 4.579mg Cumin
Vitamin B5 0.05mg mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.435mg Cumin
Folate 75µg 10µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 5.4µg Cumin
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 g Cumin
Saturated Fat 0.119g 1.535g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g 14.04g Cumin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 3.279g Cumin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lemongrass Cumin
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
51
Cumin
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
480
Cumin

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
107%
Cumin
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
44%
Cumin
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
103%
Cumin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 162mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.416g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cumin
Cumin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cumin
Cumin 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. Cumin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170923/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.