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Lettuce vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Lettuce and Lemongrass

  • Lettuce has more Vitamin C, however Lemongrass is higher in Manganese, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Copper, Zinc, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Folate.
  • Lemongrass covers your daily Manganese needs 216% more than Lettuce.
  • Lemongrass contains 4 times less Vitamin C than Lettuce. Lettuce contains 9.2mg of Vitamin C, while Lemongrass contains 2.6mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Lettuce, green leaf, raw and Lemon grass (citronella), raw.

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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 Calcium +80.6%
Contains more Iron +850%
Contains more Magnesium +361.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +248.3%
Contains more Potassium +272.7%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Zinc +1138.9%
Contains more Copper +817.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 33% 10% 13% 18% 4% 5% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Calcium +80.6%
Contains more Iron +850%
Contains more Magnesium +361.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +248.3%
Contains more Potassium +272.7%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Zinc +1138.9%
Contains more Copper +817.2%

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 +123316.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +253.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +168%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.6%
Contains more Folate +97.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.065
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 445% 5% 0% 31% 18% 19% 8% 9% 21% 29% 0% 316%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +123316.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +253.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +168%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +193.6%
Contains more Folate +97.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.065

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.
Lettuce Lemongrass
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
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lettuce Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 1.57g 25.31g Lemongrass
Protein 1.36g 1.82g Lemongrass
Fats 0.15g 0.49g Lemongrass
Carbs 2.87g 25.31g Lemongrass
Calories 15kcal 99kcal Lemongrass
Starch 0g g Lettuce
Fructose 0.43g g Lettuce
Sugar 0.78g g Lemongrass
Fiber 1.3g g Lettuce
Calcium 36mg 65mg Lemongrass
Iron 0.86mg 8.17mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 13mg 60mg Lemongrass
Phosphorus 29mg 101mg Lemongrass
Potassium 194mg 723mg Lemongrass
Sodium 28mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 0.18mg 2.23mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.029mg 0.266mg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 7405IU 6IU Lettuce
Vitamin E 0.22mg mg Lettuce
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 9.2mg 2.6mg Lettuce
Vitamin B1 0.07mg 0.065mg Lettuce
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.135mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 0.375mg 1.101mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.134mg 0.05mg Lettuce
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.08mg Lettuce
Folate 38µg 75µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 126.3µg µg Lettuce
Tryptophan 0.009mg mg Lettuce
Threonine 0.059mg mg Lettuce
Isoleucine 0.084mg mg Lettuce
Leucine 0.079mg mg Lettuce
Lysine 0.084mg mg Lettuce
Methionine 0.016mg mg Lettuce
Phenylalanine 0.055mg mg Lettuce
Valine 0.07mg mg Lettuce
Histidine 0.022mg mg Lettuce
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.02g 0.119g Lettuce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.006g 0.054g Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.082g 0.17g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lettuce Lemongrass
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
75
Lettuce
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lettuce
78
Lemongrass

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
8%
Lettuce
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
3%
Lettuce
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
1%
Lettuce
2%
Lemongrass

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lettuce
Lettuce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.099g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lettuce
Lettuce is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lettuce
Lettuce is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.78g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in minerals
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. Lettuce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169249/nutrients
  2. Lemongrass - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168573/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.