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Lemongrass vs Seed - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lemongrass and Seed different?

  • Lemongrass is richer in Manganese, while Seed is higher in Phosphorus, Selenium, Copper, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1 and Zinc.
  • Lemongrass covers your daily need of Manganese 109% more than Seed.
  • Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat.

Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Seeds, chia seeds, dried 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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5
Seed
Contains more Potassium +77.6%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Calcium +870.8%
Contains more Magnesium +458.3%
Contains more Copper +247.4%
Contains more Zinc +105.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +751.5%
Equal in Iron - 7.72
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 290% 190% 36% 240% 308% 125% 369% 3%
Contains more Potassium +77.6%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Calcium +870.8%
Contains more Magnesium +458.3%
Contains more Copper +247.4%
Contains more Zinc +105.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +751.5%
Equal in Iron - 7.72

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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5
Seed
Contains more Vitamin C +62.5%
Contains more Folate +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +853.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +702%
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 6% 4% 10% 0% 155% 40% 166% 0% 0% 0% 0% 37%
Contains more Vitamin C +62.5%
Contains more Folate +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +853.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +702%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
13
Lemongrass
35
Seed
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
195
Seed

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 the food
Protein
11%
Lemongrass
99%
Seed
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
42%
Seed
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
142%
Seed

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Lemongrass Seed
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemongrass Seed
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 richer in minerals?
Seed
Seed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Seed
Seed is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.211g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Lemongrass Seed Opinion
Calories 99 486 Seed
Protein 1.82 16.54 Seed
Fats 0.49 30.74 Seed
Vitamin C 2.6 1.6 Lemongrass
Carbs 25.31 42.12 Seed
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Lemongrass
Iron 8.17 7.72 Lemongrass
Calcium 65 631 Seed
Potassium 723 407 Lemongrass
Magnesium 60 335 Seed
Sugars
Fiber 34.4 Seed
Copper 0.266 0.924 Seed
Zinc 2.23 4.58 Seed
Starch
Phosphorus 101 860 Seed
Sodium 6 16 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6 54 Seed
Vitamin E 0.5 Seed
Vitamin D 0 Lemongrass
Vitamin B1 0.065 0.62 Seed
Vitamin B2 0.135 0.17 Seed
Vitamin B3 1.101 8.83 Seed
Vitamin B5 0.05 Lemongrass
Vitamin B6 0.08 Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K
Folate 75 49 Lemongrass
Trans Fat 0 0.14 Lemongrass
Saturated Fat 0.119 3.33 Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054 2.309 Seed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17 23.665 Seed
Tryptophan 0.436 Seed
Threonine 0.709 Seed
Isoleucine 0.801 Seed
Leucine 1.371 Seed
Lysine 0.97 Seed
Methionine 0.588 Seed
Phenylalanine 1.016 Seed
Valine 0.95 Seed
Histidine 0.531 Seed
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Seed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170554/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.