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Lemongrass vs Leek - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lemongrass and Leek different?

  • Lemongrass is richer in Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2, while Leek is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Lemongrass covers your daily need of Manganese 206% more than Leek.
  • Lemongrass contains 19 times more Zinc than Leek. Lemongrass contains 2.23mg of Zinc, while Leek contains 0.12mg.

Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), 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 +10.2%
Contains more Iron +289%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.6%
Contains more Potassium +301.7%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Zinc +1758.3%
Contains more Copper +121.7%
Equal in Calcium - 59
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 79% 20% 15% 16% 3% 4% 40%
Contains more Calcium +10.2%
Contains more Iron +289%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.6%
Contains more Potassium +301.7%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Zinc +1758.3%
Contains more Copper +121.7%
Equal in Calcium - 59

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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Leek
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.3%
Contains more Folate +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +27683.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +361.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.06
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 101% 19% 0% 40% 15% 7% 8% 9% 54% 48% 0% 118%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.3%
Contains more Folate +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +27683.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +361.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.06

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Leek Opinion
Net carbs 25.31g 12.35g Lemongrass
Protein 1.82g 1.5g Lemongrass
Fats 0.49g 0.3g Lemongrass
Carbs 25.31g 14.15g Lemongrass
Calories 99kcal 61kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 3.9g Lemongrass
Fiber g 1.8g Leek
Calcium 65mg 59mg Lemongrass
Iron 8.17mg 2.1mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 60mg 28mg Lemongrass
Phosphorus 101mg 35mg Lemongrass
Potassium 723mg 180mg Lemongrass
Sodium 6mg 20mg Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23mg 0.12mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.266mg 0.12mg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6IU 1667IU Leek
Vitamin E mg 0.92mg Leek
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.6mg 12mg Leek
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.06mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.03mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 1.101mg 0.4mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.14mg Leek
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.233mg Leek
Folate 75µg 64µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 47µg Leek
Tryptophan mg 0.012mg Leek
Threonine mg 0.063mg Leek
Isoleucine mg 0.052mg Leek
Leucine mg 0.096mg Leek
Lysine mg 0.078mg Leek
Methionine mg 0.018mg Leek
Phenylalanine mg 0.055mg Leek
Valine mg 0.056mg Leek
Histidine mg 0.025mg Leek
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.119g 0.04g Leek
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g 0.004g Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 0.166g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lemongrass Leek
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
35
Leek
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
24
Leek

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
9%
Leek
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
14%
Leek
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
1%
Leek

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.9g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Leek
Leek is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.079g)
Which food is cheaper?
Leek
Leek is cheaper (difference - $1.1)
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. Leek - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169246/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.