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Lemongrass vs Cayenne pepper - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lemongrass and Cayenne pepper

  • Lemongrass has more Manganese, while Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily need of Vitamin A 231% more than Lemongrass.
  • Lemongrass contains 3 times more Manganese than Cayenne pepper. While Lemongrass contains 5.224mg of Manganese, Cayenne pepper contains only 2mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Spices, pepper, red or cayenne.

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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 less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +127.7%
Contains more Potassium +178.6%
Contains more Magnesium +153.3%
Contains more Copper +40.2%
Contains more Zinc +11.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +190.1%
Equal in Iron - 7.8
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 293% 45% 178% 109% 125% 68% 126% 4%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +127.7%
Contains more Potassium +178.6%
Contains more Magnesium +153.3%
Contains more Copper +40.2%
Contains more Zinc +11.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +190.1%
Equal in Iron - 7.8

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 C +2838.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +693400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +404.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +580.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +690.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2962.5%
Contains more Folate +41.3%
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 255% 2497% 597% 0% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 0% 201% 80%
Contains more Vitamin C +2838.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +693400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +404.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +580.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +690.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2962.5%
Contains more Folate +41.3%

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
388
Cayenne pepper
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
118
Cayenne pepper

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
72%
Cayenne pepper
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
57%
Cayenne pepper
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
80%
Cayenne pepper

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

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Lemongrass Cayenne pepper
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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 - 10.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.141g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
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 Cayenne pepper Opinion
Calories 99 318 Cayenne pepper
Protein 1.82 12.01 Cayenne pepper
Fats 0.49 17.27 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin C 2.6 76.4 Cayenne pepper
Carbs 25.31 56.63 Cayenne pepper
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 8.17 7.8 Lemongrass
Calcium 65 148 Cayenne pepper
Potassium 723 2014 Cayenne pepper
Magnesium 60 152 Cayenne pepper
Sugar 10.34 Lemongrass
Fiber 27.2 Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.266 0.373 Cayenne pepper
Zinc 2.23 2.48 Cayenne pepper
Starch
Phosphorus 101 293 Cayenne pepper
Sodium 6 30 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6 41610 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.065 0.328 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.135 0.919 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 1.101 8.701 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.05 Lemongrass
Vitamin B6 0.08 2.45 Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 Cayenne pepper
Folate 75 106 Cayenne pepper
Trans Fat 0 Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 0.119 3.26 Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054 2.75 Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17 8.37 Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.