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Lemongrass vs Nattō - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lemongrass and Nattō

  • Lemongrass has more Manganese, and Folate, however Nattō is higher in Copper, Calcium, Selenium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1.
  • Lemongrass covers your daily Manganese needs 161% more than Nattō.
  • Nattō contains 9 times less Folate than Lemongrass. Lemongrass contains 75µg of Folate, while Nattō contains 8µg.
  • Lemongrass has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Natto.

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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 less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Calcium +233.8%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.3%
Contains more Zinc +35.9%
Contains more Copper +150.8%
Equal in Iron - 8.6
Equal in Potassium - 729
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 66% 323% 83% 75% 65% 1% 83% 223%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Contains more Calcium +233.8%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.3%
Contains more Zinc +35.9%
Contains more Copper +150.8%
Equal in Iron - 8.6
Equal in Potassium - 729

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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Nattō
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Folate +837.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +330%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.5%
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% 1% 0% 44% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 6% 0% 58%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Folate +837.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +330%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Nattō Opinion
Net carbs 25.31g 7.28g Lemongrass
Protein 1.82g 19.4g Nattō
Fats 0.49g 11g Nattō
Carbs 25.31g 12.68g Lemongrass
Calories 99kcal 211kcal Nattō
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 4.89g Lemongrass
Fiber g 5.4g Nattō
Calcium 65mg 217mg Nattō
Iron 8.17mg 8.6mg Nattō
Magnesium 60mg 115mg Nattō
Phosphorus 101mg 174mg Nattō
Potassium 723mg 729mg Nattō
Sodium 6mg 7mg Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23mg 3.03mg Nattō
Copper 0.266mg 0.667mg Nattō
Vitamin A 6IU 0IU Lemongrass
Vitamin E mg 0.01mg Nattō
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.6mg 13mg Nattō
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.16mg Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.19mg Nattō
Vitamin B3 1.101mg 0mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.215mg Nattō
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.13mg Nattō
Folate 75µg 8µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 23.1µg Nattō
Tryptophan mg 0.223mg Nattō
Threonine mg 0.813mg Nattō
Isoleucine mg 0.931mg Nattō
Leucine mg 1.509mg Nattō
Lysine mg 1.145mg Nattō
Methionine mg 0.208mg Nattō
Phenylalanine mg 0.941mg Nattō
Valine mg 1.018mg Nattō
Histidine mg 0.512mg Nattō
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.119g 1.591g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g 2.43g Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 6.21g Nattō

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemongrass Nattō
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
20
Nattō
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
114
Nattō

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
116%
Nattō
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
13%
Nattō
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
51%
Nattō

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.89g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.472g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 56)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.