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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 Calcium +2356.9%
Contains more Iron +350.4%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.5%
Contains more Potassium +74.3%
Contains more Zinc +20.6%
Contains more Copper +138%
Contains less Sodium -76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 480% 1380% 193% 64% 112% 4% 74% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Calcium +2356.9%
Contains more Iron +350.4%
Contains more Magnesium +350%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.5%
Contains more Potassium +74.3%
Contains more Zinc +20.6%
Contains more Copper +138%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 103% 366% 0% 8% 45% 122% 87% 56% 241% 178% 0% 1555%
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 +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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oregano Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 26.42g 25.31g Oregano
Protein 9g 1.82g Oregano
Fats 4.28g 0.49g Oregano
Carbs 68.92g 25.31g Oregano
Calories 265kcal 99kcal Oregano
Starch g g
Fructose 1.13g g Oregano
Sugar 4.09g g Lemongrass
Fiber 42.5g g Oregano
Calcium 1597mg 65mg Oregano
Iron 36.8mg 8.17mg Oregano
Magnesium 270mg 60mg Oregano
Phosphorus 148mg 101mg Oregano
Potassium 1260mg 723mg Oregano
Sodium 25mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 2.69mg 2.23mg Oregano
Copper 0.633mg 0.266mg Oregano
Vitamin A 1701IU 6IU Oregano
Vitamin E 18.26mg mg Oregano
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 2.3mg 2.6mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B1 0.177mg 0.065mg Oregano
Vitamin B2 0.528mg 0.135mg Oregano
Vitamin B3 4.64mg 1.101mg Oregano
Vitamin B5 0.921mg 0.05mg Oregano
Vitamin B6 1.044mg 0.08mg Oregano
Folate 237µg 75µg Oregano
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 621.7µg µg Oregano
Tryptophan 0.203mg mg Oregano
Threonine 0.322mg mg Oregano
Isoleucine 0.441mg mg Oregano
Leucine 0.78mg mg Oregano
Lysine 0.5mg mg Oregano
Methionine 0.127mg mg Oregano
Phenylalanine 0.449mg mg Oregano
Valine 0.585mg mg Oregano
Histidine 0.144mg mg Oregano
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 1.551g 0.119g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.716g 0.054g Oregano
Polyunsaturated fat 1.369g 0.17g Oregano

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Oregano 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
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

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)

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.