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Parsley vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Parsley and Lemongrass different?

  • Parsley is higher in Vitamin C, Folate, Calcium, and Vitamin B5, however Lemongrass is richer in Manganese, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Copper, Zinc, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Lemongrass is 220% higher.
  • Parsley contains 51 times more Vitamin C than Lemongrass. While Parsley contains 133mg of Vitamin C, Lemongrass contains only 2.6mg.

Parsley, fresh 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 +112.3%
Contains more Iron +31.8%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.1%
Contains more Potassium +30.5%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Zinc +108.4%
Contains more Copper +78.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 42% 233% 36% 25% 49% 8% 30% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Calcium +112.3%
Contains more Iron +31.8%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.1%
Contains more Potassium +30.5%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Contains more Zinc +108.4%
Contains more Copper +78.5%

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 +140300%
Contains more Vitamin C +5015.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Folate +102.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 506% 15% 0% 444% 22% 23% 25% 24% 21% 114% 0% 4100%
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 +140300%
Contains more Vitamin C +5015.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +700%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.5%
Contains more Folate +102.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parsley Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 3.03g 25.31g Lemongrass
Protein 2.97g 1.82g Parsley
Fats 0.79g 0.49g Parsley
Carbs 6.33g 25.31g Lemongrass
Calories 36kcal 99kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.85g g Lemongrass
Fiber 3.3g g Parsley
Calcium 138mg 65mg Parsley
Iron 6.2mg 8.17mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 50mg 60mg Lemongrass
Phosphorus 58mg 101mg Lemongrass
Potassium 554mg 723mg Lemongrass
Sodium 56mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 1.07mg 2.23mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.149mg 0.266mg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 8424IU 6IU Parsley
Vitamin E 0.75mg mg Parsley
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 133mg 2.6mg Parsley
Vitamin B1 0.086mg 0.065mg Parsley
Vitamin B2 0.098mg 0.135mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 1.313mg 1.101mg Parsley
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.05mg Parsley
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.08mg Parsley
Folate 152µg 75µg Parsley
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 1640µg µg Parsley
Tryptophan 0.045mg mg Parsley
Threonine 0.122mg mg Parsley
Isoleucine 0.118mg mg Parsley
Leucine 0.204mg mg Parsley
Lysine 0.181mg mg Parsley
Methionine 0.042mg mg Parsley
Phenylalanine 0.145mg mg Parsley
Valine 0.172mg mg Parsley
Histidine 0.061mg mg Parsley
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.132g 0.119g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.295g 0.054g Parsley
Polyunsaturated fat 0.124g 0.17g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Parsley 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
441
Parsley
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
59
Parsley
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
18%
Parsley
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
6%
Parsley
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
4%
Parsley
2%
Lemongrass

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Parsley
Parsley is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Parsley
Parsley is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.013g)
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)

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. Parsley - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170416/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.