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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 RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 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
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +127.7%
Contains more Magnesium +153.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +190.1%
Contains more Potassium +178.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.2%
Contains more Copper +40.2%
Equal in Iron - 7.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Calcium +127.7%
Contains more Magnesium +153.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +190.1%
Contains more Potassium +178.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.2%
Contains more Copper +40.2%
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 A +693400%
Contains more Vitamin C +2838.5%
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 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 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 201%
Contains more Vitamin A +693400%
Contains more Vitamin C +2838.5%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Cayenne pepper Opinion
Net carbs 25.31g 29.43g Cayenne pepper
Protein 1.82g 12.01g Cayenne pepper
Fats 0.49g 17.27g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 25.31g 56.63g Cayenne pepper
Calories 99kcal 318kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 10.34g Lemongrass
Fiber g 27.2g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 65mg 148mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 8.17mg 7.8mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 60mg 152mg Cayenne pepper
Phosphorus 101mg 293mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 723mg 2014mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 6mg 30mg Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23mg 2.48mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.266mg 0.373mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 6IU 41610IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E mg 29.83mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.6mg 76.4mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.328mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.919mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 1.101mg 8.701mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 0.05mg mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 2.45mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 75µg 106µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 80.3µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 0.119g 3.26g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g 2.75g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 8.37g Cayenne pepper

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Lemongrass Cayenne pepper
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
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

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)

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.