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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 Iron +1261.7%
Contains more Calcium +306.3%
Contains more Potassium +74.2%
Contains more Magnesium +39.5%
Contains more Copper +17.7%
Contains more Zinc +555.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +197.1%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Contains more Iron +1261.7%
Contains more Calcium +306.3%
Contains more Potassium +74.2%
Contains more Magnesium +39.5%
Contains more Copper +17.7%
Contains more Zinc +555.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +197.1%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%

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 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 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
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 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 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

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Lemongrass Ginger
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 - 15)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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