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Lemongrass vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lemongrass and Lemon

  • Lemongrass has more Manganese, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Potassium, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2, however Lemon is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Lemongrass's daily need coverage for Manganese is 226% more.
  • Lemongrass contains 37 times more Zinc than Lemon. Lemongrass contains 2.23mg of Zinc, while Lemon contains 0.06mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Lemons, raw, without peel.

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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 +150%
Contains more Potassium +423.9%
Contains more Magnesium +650%
Contains more Copper +618.9%
Contains more Zinc +3616.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +531.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%
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% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Contains more Iron +1261.7%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Potassium +423.9%
Contains more Magnesium +650%
Contains more Copper +618.9%
Contains more Zinc +3616.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +531.3%
Contains less Sodium -66.7%

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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Lemon
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +575%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1001%
Contains more Folate +581.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +1938.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +280%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08
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 177% 2% 3% 0% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 0% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +575%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1001%
Contains more Folate +581.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +1938.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +280%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.08

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
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
9
Lemon

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
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
9%
Lemon
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
1%
Lemon

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

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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 - 2.5g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.08g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon 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 Lemon Opinion
Calories 99 29 Lemongrass
Protein 1.82 1.1 Lemongrass
Fats 0.49 0.3 Lemongrass
Vitamin C 2.6 53 Lemon
Carbs 25.31 9.32 Lemongrass
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.17 0.6 Lemongrass
Calcium 65 26 Lemongrass
Potassium 723 138 Lemongrass
Magnesium 60 8 Lemongrass
Sugar 2.5 Lemongrass
Fiber 2.8 Lemon
Copper 0.266 0.037 Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23 0.06 Lemongrass
Starch
Phosphorus 101 16 Lemongrass
Sodium 6 2 Lemon
Vitamin A 6 22 Lemon
Vitamin E 0.15 Lemon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.065 0.04 Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.135 0.02 Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 1.101 0.1 Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.19 Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.08
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 Lemon
Folate 75 11 Lemongrass
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.119 0.039 Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054 0.011 Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17 0.089 Lemongrass
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
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. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/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.