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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 RAE, 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 Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.1%
Contains more Potassium +30.5%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Zinc +108.4%
Contains more Copper +78.5%
Contains more Calcium +112.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50%
Contains more Iron +31.8%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.1%
Contains more Potassium +30.5%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Zinc +108.4%
Contains more Copper +78.5%
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 A +140300%
Contains more Vitamin C +5015.4%
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 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 506% 15% 0% 444% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 114% 0% 4100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +140300%
Contains more Vitamin C +5015.4%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Parsley Opinion
Net carbs 25.31g 3.03g Lemongrass
Protein 1.82g 2.97g Parsley
Fats 0.49g 0.79g Parsley
Carbs 25.31g 6.33g Lemongrass
Calories 99kcal 36kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.85g Lemongrass
Fiber g 3.3g Parsley
Calcium 65mg 138mg Parsley
Iron 8.17mg 6.2mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 60mg 50mg Lemongrass
Phosphorus 101mg 58mg Lemongrass
Potassium 723mg 554mg Lemongrass
Sodium 6mg 56mg Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23mg 1.07mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.266mg 0.149mg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6IU 8424IU Parsley
Vitamin E mg 0.75mg Parsley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.6mg 133mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.086mg Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.098mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 1.101mg 1.313mg Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.4mg Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.09mg Parsley
Folate 75µg 152µg Parsley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 1640µg Parsley
Tryptophan mg 0.045mg Parsley
Threonine mg 0.122mg Parsley
Isoleucine mg 0.118mg Parsley
Leucine mg 0.204mg Parsley
Lysine mg 0.181mg Parsley
Methionine mg 0.042mg Parsley
Phenylalanine mg 0.145mg Parsley
Valine mg 0.172mg Parsley
Histidine mg 0.061mg Parsley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.119g 0.132g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g 0.295g Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 0.124g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemongrass Parsley
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
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

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)

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.