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Lemongrass vs Parsley - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lemongrass and Parsley different?

  • Lemongrass is higher in Manganese, Iron, Copper, Zinc, and Phosphorus, however Parsley is richer in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate, Calcium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Lemongrass is 220% higher.
  • Lemongrass contains 2 times more Zinc than Parsley. While Lemongrass contains 2.23mg of Zinc, Parsley contains only 1.07mg.

Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Parsley, fresh are the varieties 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 +31.8%
Contains more Potassium +30.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +78.5%
Contains more Zinc +108.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.1%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Calcium +112.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 233% 42% 49% 36% 50% 30% 25% 8%
Contains more Iron +31.8%
Contains more Potassium +30.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +78.5%
Contains more Zinc +108.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.1%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Calcium +112.3%

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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Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +5015.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +140300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Folate +102.7%
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 444% 506% 15% 0% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 0% 4100% 114%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +5015.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +140300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Folate +102.7%

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
441
Parsley
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
59
Parsley

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
18%
Parsley
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
6%
Parsley
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
4%
Parsley

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

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Lemongrass Parsley
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 cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Parsley Opinion
Calories 99 36 Lemongrass
Protein 1.82 2.97 Parsley
Fats 0.49 0.79 Parsley
Vitamin C 2.6 133 Parsley
Carbs 25.31 6.33 Lemongrass
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.17 6.2 Lemongrass
Calcium 65 138 Parsley
Potassium 723 554 Lemongrass
Magnesium 60 50 Lemongrass
Sugar 0.85 Lemongrass
Fiber 3.3 Parsley
Copper 0.266 0.149 Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23 1.07 Lemongrass
Starch
Phosphorus 101 58 Lemongrass
Sodium 6 56 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6 8424 Parsley
Vitamin E 0.75 Parsley
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.065 0.086 Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.135 0.098 Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 1.101 1.313 Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.4 Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.09 Parsley
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 1640 Parsley
Folate 75 152 Parsley
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.119 0.132 Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054 0.295 Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17 0.124 Lemongrass
Tryptophan 0.045 Parsley
Threonine 0.122 Parsley
Isoleucine 0.118 Parsley
Leucine 0.204 Parsley
Lysine 0.181 Parsley
Methionine 0.042 Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.145 Parsley
Valine 0.172 Parsley
Histidine 0.061 Parsley
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. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/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.