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Lemongrass vs Ginger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lemongrass and Ginger different?

  • Lemongrass is richer in Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Folate, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Vitamin B2, while Ginger is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Lemongrass covers your daily need of Manganese 217% more than Ginger.
  • Lemongrass contains 14 times more Iron than Ginger. Lemongrass contains 8.17mg of Iron, while Ginger contains 0.6mg.

Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Ginger root, raw types were used 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 Calcium +306.3%
Contains more Iron +1261.7%
Contains more Magnesium +39.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +197.1%
Contains more Potassium +74.2%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Contains more Zinc +555.9%
Contains more Copper +17.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Contains more Calcium +306.3%
Contains more Iron +1261.7%
Contains more Magnesium +39.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +197.1%
Contains more Potassium +74.2%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Contains more Zinc +555.9%
Contains more Copper +17.7%

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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Ginger
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.8%
Contains more Folate +581.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +306%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
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 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +297.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +46.8%
Contains more Folate +581.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +306%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Ginger Opinion
Net carbs 25.31g 15.77g Lemongrass
Protein 1.82g 1.82g
Fats 0.49g 0.75g Ginger
Carbs 25.31g 17.77g Lemongrass
Calories 99kcal 80kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.7g Lemongrass
Fiber g 2g Ginger
Calcium 65mg 16mg Lemongrass
Iron 8.17mg 0.6mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 60mg 43mg Lemongrass
Phosphorus 101mg 34mg Lemongrass
Potassium 723mg 415mg Lemongrass
Sodium 6mg 13mg Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23mg 0.34mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.266mg 0.226mg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6IU 0IU Lemongrass
Vitamin E mg 0.26mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.6mg 5mg Ginger
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.025mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.034mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 1.101mg 0.75mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.203mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.16mg Ginger
Folate 75µg 11µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Ginger
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Ginger
Threonine mg 0.036mg Ginger
Isoleucine mg 0.051mg Ginger
Leucine mg 0.074mg Ginger
Lysine mg 0.057mg Ginger
Methionine mg 0.013mg Ginger
Phenylalanine mg 0.045mg Ginger
Valine mg 0.073mg Ginger
Histidine mg 0.03mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.119g 0.203g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g 0.154g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 0.154g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lemongrass Ginger
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
9
Ginger
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
24
Ginger

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
11%
Ginger
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
18%
Ginger
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
3%
Ginger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.7g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.084g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Ginger
Ginger is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.