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Lemongrass vs Cinnamon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lemongrass and Cinnamon

  • Lemongrass has more Folate, Potassium, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus, however Cinnamon is richer in Manganese, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Cinnamon's daily need coverage for Manganese is 532% more.
  • Lemongrass contains 13 times more Folate than Cinnamon. Lemongrass contains 75µg of Folate, while Cinnamon contains 6µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Spices, cinnamon, ground.

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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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Contains more Potassium +67.7%
Contains more Zinc +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.8%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Calcium +1441.5%
Contains more Copper +27.4%
Equal in Iron - 8.32
Equal in Magnesium - 60
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 312% 301% 39% 43% 114% 50% 28% 2%
Contains more Potassium +67.7%
Contains more Zinc +21.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.8%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Calcium +1441.5%
Contains more Copper +27.4%
Equal in Iron - 8.32
Equal in Magnesium - 60

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 B1 +195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +229.3%
Contains more Folate +1150%
Contains more Vitamin C +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +4816.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +616%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.5%
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 13% 18% 47% 0% 6% 10% 25% 22% 37% 0% 78% 5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +229.3%
Contains more Folate +1150%
Contains more Vitamin C +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +4816.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +616%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.5%

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
21
Cinnamon
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
111
Cinnamon

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
24%
Cinnamon
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
81%
Cinnamon
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
6%
Cinnamon

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

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Lemongrass Cinnamon
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 lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.226g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Cinnamon Opinion
Calories 99 247 Cinnamon
Protein 1.82 3.99 Cinnamon
Fats 0.49 1.24 Cinnamon
Vitamin C 2.6 3.8 Cinnamon
Carbs 25.31 80.59 Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.17 8.32 Cinnamon
Calcium 65 1002 Cinnamon
Potassium 723 431 Lemongrass
Magnesium 60 60
Sugar 2.17 Lemongrass
Fiber 53.1 Cinnamon
Copper 0.266 0.339 Cinnamon
Zinc 2.23 1.83 Lemongrass
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Phosphorus 101 64 Lemongrass
Sodium 6 10 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6 295 Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32 Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.065 0.022 Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.135 0.041 Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 1.101 1.332 Cinnamon
Vitamin B5 0.05 0.358 Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.158 Cinnamon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 31.2 Cinnamon
Folate 75 6 Lemongrass
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.119 0.345 Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054 0.246 Cinnamon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17 0.068 Lemongrass
Tryptophan 0.049 Cinnamon
Threonine 0.136 Cinnamon
Isoleucine 0.146 Cinnamon
Leucine 0.253 Cinnamon
Lysine 0.243 Cinnamon
Methionine 0.078 Cinnamon
Phenylalanine 0.146 Cinnamon
Valine 0.224 Cinnamon
Histidine 0.117 Cinnamon
Fructose 1.11 Cinnamon

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. Cinnamon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171320/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.