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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.
  • 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
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Contains more Calcium +10.8%
Contains more Iron +452%
Contains more Potassium +162%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Copper +220.5%
Contains more Zinc +471.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +173%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Equal in Calcium - 65
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 22% 25% 15% 28% 11% 16% 3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Contains more Calcium +10.8%
Contains more Iron +452%
Contains more Potassium +162%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Copper +220.5%
Contains more Zinc +471.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +173%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
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 C +623.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +16516.7%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 63% 60% 11% 0% 14% 19% 10% 5% 15% 0% 518% 48%
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 +623.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +16516.7%
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 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 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

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Scallion 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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