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Mustard Greens vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mustard Greens and Lemongrass

  • Mustard Greens have more Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Lemongrass is richer in Iron, Zinc, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, and Phosphorus.
  • Lemongrass's daily need coverage for Iron is 82% more.
  • Mustard Greens contain 27 times more Vitamin C than Lemongrass. Mustard Greens contain 70mg of Vitamin C, while Lemongrass contains 2.6mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Mustard greens, 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 +76.9%
Contains more Iron +398.2%
Contains more Magnesium +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.1%
Contains more Potassium +88.3%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Zinc +792%
Contains more Copper +61.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 35% 62% 23% 25% 34% 3% 7% 56%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Calcium +76.9%
Contains more Iron +398.2%
Contains more Magnesium +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.1%
Contains more Potassium +88.3%
Contains less Sodium -70%
Contains more Zinc +792%
Contains more Copper +61.2%

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 +50300%
Contains more Vitamin C +2592.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +320%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.6%
Contains more Folate +525%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 182% 41% 0% 234% 20% 26% 15% 13% 42% 9% 0% 644%
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 +50300%
Contains more Vitamin C +2592.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +320%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.6%
Contains more Folate +525%

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.
Mustard Greens 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 Mustard Greens Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 1.47g 25.31g Lemongrass
Protein 2.86g 1.82g Mustard Greens
Fats 0.42g 0.49g Lemongrass
Carbs 4.67g 25.31g Lemongrass
Calories 27kcal 99kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.32g g Lemongrass
Fiber 3.2g g Mustard Greens
Calcium 115mg 65mg Mustard Greens
Iron 1.64mg 8.17mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 32mg 60mg Lemongrass
Phosphorus 58mg 101mg Lemongrass
Potassium 384mg 723mg Lemongrass
Sodium 20mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 0.25mg 2.23mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.165mg 0.266mg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 3024IU 6IU Mustard Greens
Vitamin E 2.01mg mg Mustard Greens
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 70mg 2.6mg Mustard Greens
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.065mg Mustard Greens
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.135mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 0.8mg 1.101mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.21mg 0.05mg Mustard Greens
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.08mg Mustard Greens
Folate 12µg 75µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 257.5µg µg Mustard Greens
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 0g
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.119g Mustard Greens
Monounsaturated Fat 0.092g 0.054g Mustard Greens
Polyunsaturated fat 0.038g 0.17g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mustard Greens 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
102
Mustard Greens
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
30
Mustard Greens
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
17%
Mustard Greens
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
5%
Mustard Greens
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
2%
Mustard Greens
2%
Lemongrass

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mustard Greens
Mustard Greens is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.109g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mustard Greens
Mustard Greens is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mustard Greens
Mustard Greens is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.32g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
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. Mustard Greens - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169256/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.