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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.
  • 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
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Leek
Contains more Iron +289%
Contains more Calcium +10.2%
Contains more Potassium +301.7%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Copper +121.7%
Contains more Zinc +1758.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.6%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Equal in Calcium - 59
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 79% 18% 16% 20% 40% 4% 15% 3%
Contains more Iron +289%
Contains more Calcium +10.2%
Contains more Potassium +301.7%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Copper +121.7%
Contains more Zinc +1758.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +188.6%
Contains less Sodium -70%
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 C +361.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +27683.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.06
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 40% 101% 19% 0% 15% 7% 8% 9% 54% 0% 118% 48%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.3%
Contains more Folate +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +361.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +27683.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.06

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lemongrass Leek
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 - 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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