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Lemongrass vs. Somen noodles — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lemongrass and Somen noodles different?

  • Lemongrass has more Manganese, Iron, Copper, Potassium, Zinc, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2 than Somen noodles.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Lemongrass is 216% higher.
  • Lemongrass contains 38 times more Folate than Somen noodles. While Lemongrass contains 75µg of Folate, Somen noodles contains only 2µg.
  • Lemongrass has less Sodium.

Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Noodles, japanese, somen, cooked 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +712.5%
Contains more Iron +1471.2%
Contains more Magnesium +2900%
Contains more Phosphorus +274.1%
Contains more Potassium +2393.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Zinc +913.6%
Contains more Copper +964%
Contains more Manganese +1981.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89% 682% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 20% 2% 12% 3% 22% 6% 9% 33% 0%
Contains more Calcium +712.5%
Contains more Iron +1471.2%
Contains more Magnesium +2900%
Contains more Phosphorus +274.1%
Contains more Potassium +2393.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Zinc +913.6%
Contains more Copper +964%
Contains more Manganese +1981.3%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1035.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +515.4%
Contains more Folate +3650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +244%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 9% 17% 32% 21% 3% 19% 57% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 8% 2% 11% 3% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1035.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +515.4%
Contains more Folate +3650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +244%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +172.2%
Contains more Other +386.5%
Contains more Protein +119.8%
Equal in Carbs - 27.54
Equal in Water - 67.91
2% 25% 71% 2%
Protein: 1.82 g
Fats: 0.49 g
Carbs: 25.31 g
Water: 70.58 g
Other: 1.8 g
4% 28% 68%
Protein: 4 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 27.54 g
Water: 67.91 g
Other: 0.37 g
Contains more Fats +172.2%
Contains more Other +386.5%
Contains more Protein +119.8%
Equal in Carbs - 27.54
Equal in Water - 67.91

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +157.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +132.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -79%
35% 16% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.119 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.054 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.17 g
21% 18% 61%
Saturated Fat: 0.025 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.021 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.073 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +157.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +132.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -79%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lemongrass Somen noodles
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Somen noodles Opinion
Net carbs 25.31g 27.54g Somen noodles
Protein 1.82g 4g Somen noodles
Fats 0.49g 0.18g Lemongrass
Carbs 25.31g 27.54g Somen noodles
Calories 99kcal 131kcal Somen noodles
Calcium 65mg 8mg Lemongrass
Iron 8.17mg 0.52mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 60mg 2mg Lemongrass
Phosphorus 101mg 27mg Lemongrass
Potassium 723mg 29mg Lemongrass
Sodium 6mg 161mg Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23mg 0.22mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.266mg 0.025mg Lemongrass
Manganese 5.224mg 0.251mg Lemongrass
Selenium 0.7µg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6IU 0IU Lemongrass
Vitamin C 2.6mg 0mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.02mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.033mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 1.101mg 0.097mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.172mg Somen noodles
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.013mg Lemongrass
Folate 75µg 2µg Lemongrass
Tryptophan 0.051mg Somen noodles
Threonine 0.106mg Somen noodles
Isoleucine 0.155mg Somen noodles
Leucine 0.274mg Somen noodles
Lysine 0.077mg Somen noodles
Methionine 0.062mg Somen noodles
Phenylalanine 0.194mg Somen noodles
Valine 0.171mg Somen noodles
Histidine 0.081mg Somen noodles
Saturated Fat 0.119g 0.025g Somen noodles
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g 0.021g Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 0.073g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lemongrass Somen noodles
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Lemongrass
2%
Somen noodles
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
131%
Lemongrass
11%
Somen noodles

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Somen noodles
Somen noodles is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.094g)
Which food is cheaper?
Somen noodles
Somen noodles is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 155mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lemongrass - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168573/nutrients
  2. Somen noodles - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168909/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.