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Oregano vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Oregano and Lemongrass different?

  • Oregano has more Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Copper, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Potassium than Lemongrass.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Oregano is 358% higher.
  • Oregano contains 25 times more Calcium than Lemongrass. While Oregano contains 1597mg of Calcium, Lemongrass contains only 65mg.

Spices, oregano, dried and Lemon grass (citronella), raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Iron +350.4%
Contains more Calcium +2356.9%
Contains more Potassium +74.3%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Copper +138%
Contains more Zinc +20.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.5%
Contains less Sodium -76%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1380% 480% 112% 193% 212% 74% 64% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Contains more Iron +350.4%
Contains more Calcium +2356.9%
Contains more Potassium +74.3%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Copper +138%
Contains more Zinc +20.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.5%
Contains less Sodium -76%

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 +28250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +291.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +321.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1742%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1205%
Contains more Folate +216%
Contains more Vitamin C +13%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 103% 366% 0% 45% 122% 87% 56% 241% 0% 1555% 178%
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 A +28250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +172.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +291.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +321.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1742%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1205%
Contains more Folate +216%
Contains more Vitamin C +13%

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
230
Oregano
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
314
Oregano
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
54%
Oregano
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
69%
Oregano
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
20%
Oregano
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.
Oregano 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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Oregano 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?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oregano
Oregano is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.09g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.432g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $3.1)
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 Oregano Lemongrass Opinion
Calories 265 99 Oregano
Protein 9 1.82 Oregano
Fats 4.28 0.49 Oregano
Vitamin C 2.3 2.6 Lemongrass
Carbs 68.92 25.31 Oregano
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 36.8 8.17 Oregano
Calcium 1597 65 Oregano
Potassium 1260 723 Oregano
Magnesium 270 60 Oregano
Sugar 4.09 Lemongrass
Fiber 42.5 Oregano
Copper 0.633 0.266 Oregano
Zinc 2.69 2.23 Oregano
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Phosphorus 148 101 Oregano
Sodium 25 6 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 1701 6 Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26 Oregano
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.177 0.065 Oregano
Vitamin B2 0.528 0.135 Oregano
Vitamin B3 4.64 1.101 Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.921 0.05 Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.044 0.08 Oregano
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 621.7 Oregano
Folate 237 75 Oregano
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 1.551 0.119 Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716 0.054 Oregano
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369 0.17 Oregano
Tryptophan 0.203 Oregano
Threonine 0.322 Oregano
Isoleucine 0.441 Oregano
Leucine 0.78 Oregano
Lysine 0.5 Oregano
Methionine 0.127 Oregano
Phenylalanine 0.449 Oregano
Valine 0.585 Oregano
Histidine 0.144 Oregano
Fructose 1.13 Oregano

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. Oregano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171328/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.