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Lemongrass vs Fireweed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Lemongrass and Fireweed?

  • Lemongrass is higher in Iron, and Potassium, yet Fireweed is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A RAE, and Folate.
  • Lemongrass's daily need coverage for Iron is 72% more.

We used Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Fireweed, 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 +240.4%
Contains more Potassium +46.4%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains more Zinc +19.3%
Contains more Copper +20.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 108
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 129% 90% 112% 47% 44% 5% 73% 107%
Contains more Iron +240.4%
Contains more Potassium +46.4%
Contains less Sodium -82.4%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Magnesium +160%
Contains more Zinc +19.3%
Contains more Copper +20.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 108

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 C +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97%
Contains more Vitamin A +59866.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +324.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2612%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +690%
Contains more Folate +49.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.137
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 216% 0% 0% 8% 9% 32% 88% 82% 146% 85% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97%
Contains more Vitamin A +59866.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +324.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2612%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +690%
Contains more Folate +49.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.137

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Fireweed Opinion
Net carbs 25.31g 8.62g Lemongrass
Protein 1.82g 4.71g Fireweed
Fats 0.49g 2.75g Fireweed
Carbs 25.31g 19.22g Lemongrass
Calories 99kcal 103kcal Fireweed
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 10.6g Fireweed
Calcium 65mg 429mg Fireweed
Iron 8.17mg 2.4mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 60mg 156mg Fireweed
Phosphorus 101mg 108mg Fireweed
Potassium 723mg 494mg Lemongrass
Sodium 6mg 34mg Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23mg 2.66mg Fireweed
Copper 0.266mg 0.32mg Fireweed
Vitamin A 6IU 3598IU Fireweed
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.6mg 2.2mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.033mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.137mg Fireweed
Vitamin B3 1.101mg 4.674mg Fireweed
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 1.356mg Fireweed
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.632mg Fireweed
Folate 75µg 112µg Fireweed
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
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 g Fireweed
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g g Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lemongrass Fireweed
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
55
Fireweed
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
75
Fireweed

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
28%
Fireweed
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
19%
Fireweed
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
13%
Fireweed

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fireweed
Fireweed is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.119g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Fireweed
Fireweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fireweed
Fireweed is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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 ()

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. Fireweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169399/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.