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Lemongrass vs Spinach - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lemongrass and Spinach different?

  • Lemongrass is higher in Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Copper, and Phosphorus, however Spinach is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Lemongrass is 188% higher.
  • Lemongrass contains 4 times more Zinc than Spinach. While Lemongrass contains 2.23mg of Zinc, Spinach contains only 0.53mg.

Lemon grass (citronella), raw and Spinach, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +201.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.4%
Contains more Zinc +320.8%
Contains more Copper +104.6%
Contains more Calcium +52.3%
Contains more Magnesium +31.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 102% 57% 22% 50% 11% 15% 44%
Contains more Iron +201.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.4%
Contains more Zinc +320.8%
Contains more Copper +104.6%
Contains more Calcium +52.3%
Contains more Magnesium +31.7%

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 B3 +52.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +156183.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +980.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.8%
Contains more Folate +158.7%
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 563% 41% 0% 94% 20% 44% 14% 4% 45% 146% 0% 1208%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +156183.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +980.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.8%
Contains more Folate +158.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemongrass Spinach Opinion
Net carbs 25.31g 1.43g Lemongrass
Protein 1.82g 2.86g Spinach
Fats 0.49g 0.39g Lemongrass
Carbs 25.31g 3.63g Lemongrass
Calories 99kcal 23kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.15g Spinach
Sugar g 0.42g Lemongrass
Fiber g 2.2g Spinach
Calcium 65mg 99mg Spinach
Iron 8.17mg 2.71mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 60mg 79mg Spinach
Phosphorus 101mg 49mg Lemongrass
Potassium 723mg 558mg Lemongrass
Sodium 6mg 79mg Lemongrass
Zinc 2.23mg 0.53mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.266mg 0.13mg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 6IU 9377IU Spinach
Vitamin E mg 2.03mg Spinach
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.6mg 28.1mg Spinach
Vitamin B1 0.065mg 0.078mg Spinach
Vitamin B2 0.135mg 0.189mg Spinach
Vitamin B3 1.101mg 0.724mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.05mg 0.065mg Spinach
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.195mg Spinach
Folate 75µg 194µg Spinach
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 482.9µg Spinach
Tryptophan mg 0.039mg Spinach
Threonine mg 0.122mg Spinach
Isoleucine mg 0.147mg Spinach
Leucine mg 0.223mg Spinach
Lysine mg 0.174mg Spinach
Methionine mg 0.053mg Spinach
Phenylalanine mg 0.129mg Spinach
Valine mg 0.161mg Spinach
Histidine mg 0.064mg Spinach
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.119g 0.063g Spinach
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g 0.01g Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 0.165g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lemongrass Spinach
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
181
Spinach
Mineral Summary Score
78
Lemongrass
41
Spinach

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
17%
Spinach
Carbohydrates
25%
Lemongrass
4%
Spinach
Fats
2%
Lemongrass
2%
Spinach

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spinach
Spinach is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
Which food is cheaper?
Spinach
Spinach is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spinach
Spinach is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 73mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
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.

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. Spinach - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168462/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.