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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 Copper +150.8%
Contains more Zinc +35.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.3%
Contains less Sodium -14.3%
Equal in Iron - 8.17
Equal in Potassium - 723
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 323% 66% 65% 83% 223% 83% 75% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Contains more Calcium +233.8%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Copper +150.8%
Contains more Zinc +35.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.3%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 44% 0% 1% 0% 40% 44% 0% 13% 30% 0% 58% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 9% 1% 0% 0% 17% 32% 21% 3% 19% 0% 0% 57%
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 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 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

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is better in case of low diet
Nattō Lemongrass
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.