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Scallion vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Scallion and Lemongrass

  • Scallion has more Vitamin C, while Lemongrass has more Manganese, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Lemongrass covers your daily need of Manganese 220% more than Scallion.
  • Scallion contains 7 times more Vitamin C than Lemongrass. While Scallion contains 18.8mg of Vitamin C, Lemongrass contains only 2.6mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), 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 +10.8%
Contains more Iron +452%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +173%
Contains more Potassium +162%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Zinc +471.8%
Contains more Copper +220.5%
Equal in Calcium - 65
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 56% 15% 16% 25% 3% 11% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Calcium +10.8%
Contains more Iron +452%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +173%
Contains more Potassium +162%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Zinc +471.8%
Contains more Copper +220.5%
Equal in Calcium - 65

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 +16516.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +623.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.1%
Contains more Folate +17.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 60% 11% 0% 63% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 48% 0% 518%
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 +16516.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +623.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +31.1%
Contains more Folate +17.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Scallion Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 4.74g 25.31g Lemongrass
Protein 1.83g 1.82g Scallion
Fats 0.19g 0.49g Lemongrass
Carbs 7.34g 25.31g Lemongrass
Calories 32kcal 99kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 2.33g g Lemongrass
Fiber 2.6g g Scallion
Calcium 72mg 65mg Scallion
Iron 1.48mg 8.17mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 20mg 60mg Lemongrass
Phosphorus 37mg 101mg Lemongrass
Potassium 276mg 723mg Lemongrass
Sodium 16mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 0.39mg 2.23mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.083mg 0.266mg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 997IU 6IU Scallion
Vitamin E 0.55mg mg Scallion
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 18.8mg 2.6mg Scallion
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.065mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.135mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 0.525mg 1.101mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.075mg 0.05mg Scallion
Vitamin B6 0.061mg 0.08mg Lemongrass
Folate 64µg 75µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 207µg µg Scallion
Tryptophan 0.02mg mg Scallion
Threonine 0.072mg mg Scallion
Isoleucine 0.077mg mg Scallion
Leucine 0.109mg mg Scallion
Lysine 0.091mg mg Scallion
Methionine 0.02mg mg Scallion
Phenylalanine 0.059mg mg Scallion
Valine 0.081mg mg Scallion
Histidine 0.032mg mg Scallion
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.032g 0.119g Scallion
Monounsaturated Fat 0.027g 0.054g Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.074g 0.17g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Scallion 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
63
Scallion
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
21
Scallion
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
11%
Scallion
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
7%
Scallion
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
1%
Scallion
2%
Lemongrass

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scallion
Scallion is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.087g)
Which food is cheaper?
Scallion
Scallion is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.33g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
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)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Scallion - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170005/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.