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Nattō vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Nattō and Lemongrass

  • Nattō has more Copper, Calcium, Selenium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1, however Lemongrass is higher in Manganese, and Folate.
  • Lemongrass covers your daily Manganese needs 161% more than Nattō.
  • Lemongrass contains 13 times less Saturated Fat than Nattō. Nattō contains 1.591g of Saturated Fat, while Lemongrass contains 0.119g.

Food varieties used in this article are Natto 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 +233.8%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.3%
Contains more Zinc +35.9%
Contains more Copper +150.8%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Equal in Iron - 8.17
Equal in Potassium - 723
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 66% 323% 83% 75% 65% 1% 83% 223%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Calcium +233.8%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.3%
Contains more Zinc +35.9%
Contains more Copper +150.8%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Equal in Iron - 8.17
Equal in Potassium - 723

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
Nattō
7
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Contains more Vitamin C +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +330%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Folate +837.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 44% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 6% 0% 58%
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 C +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +330%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Folate +837.5%

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.
Nattō Lemongrass
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Nattō Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 7.28g 25.31g Lemongrass
Protein 19.4g 1.82g Nattō
Fats 11g 0.49g Nattō
Carbs 12.68g 25.31g Lemongrass
Calories 211kcal 99kcal Nattō
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 4.89g g Lemongrass
Fiber 5.4g g Nattō
Calcium 217mg 65mg Nattō
Iron 8.6mg 8.17mg Nattō
Magnesium 115mg 60mg Nattō
Phosphorus 174mg 101mg Nattō
Potassium 729mg 723mg Nattō
Sodium 7mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 3.03mg 2.23mg Nattō
Copper 0.667mg 0.266mg Nattō
Vitamin A 0IU 6IU Lemongrass
Vitamin E 0.01mg mg Nattō
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13mg 2.6mg Nattō
Vitamin B1 0.16mg 0.065mg Nattō
Vitamin B2 0.19mg 0.135mg Nattō
Vitamin B3 0mg 1.101mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.215mg 0.05mg Nattō
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.08mg Nattō
Folate 8µg 75µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 23.1µg µg Nattō
Tryptophan 0.223mg mg Nattō
Threonine 0.813mg mg Nattō
Isoleucine 0.931mg mg Nattō
Leucine 1.509mg mg Nattō
Lysine 1.145mg mg Nattō
Methionine 0.208mg mg Nattō
Phenylalanine 0.941mg mg Nattō
Valine 1.018mg mg Nattō
Histidine 0.512mg mg Nattō
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.591g 0.119g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 2.43g 0.054g Nattō
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21g 0.17g Nattō

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Nattō 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
20
Nattō
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
114
Nattō
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
116%
Nattō
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
13%
Nattō
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
51%
Nattō
2%
Lemongrass

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Nattō
Nattō is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.89g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.472g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 56)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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. Nattō - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172443/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.