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Cinnamon vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cinnamon and Lemongrass

  • Cinnamon has more Manganese, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6, however Lemongrass is richer in Folate, Potassium, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus.
  • Cinnamon's daily need coverage for Manganese is 532% more.
  • Cinnamon contains 15 times more Calcium than Lemongrass. Cinnamon contains 1002mg of Calcium, while Lemongrass contains 65mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Spices, cinnamon, ground 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 +1441.5%
Contains more Copper +27.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.8%
Contains more Potassium +67.7%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +21.9%
Equal in Iron - 8.17
Equal in Magnesium - 60
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 301% 312% 43% 28% 39% 2% 50% 114%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Calcium +1441.5%
Contains more Copper +27.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.8%
Contains more Potassium +67.7%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +21.9%
Equal in Iron - 8.17
Equal in Magnesium - 60

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 +4816.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +616%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +229.3%
Contains more Folate +1150%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 18% 47% 0% 13% 6% 10% 25% 22% 37% 5% 0% 78%
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 +4816.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +616%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +229.3%
Contains more Folate +1150%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cinnamon Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 27.49g 25.31g Cinnamon
Protein 3.99g 1.82g Cinnamon
Fats 1.24g 0.49g Cinnamon
Carbs 80.59g 25.31g Cinnamon
Calories 247kcal 99kcal Cinnamon
Starch g g
Fructose 1.11g g Cinnamon
Sugar 2.17g g Lemongrass
Fiber 53.1g g Cinnamon
Calcium 1002mg 65mg Cinnamon
Iron 8.32mg 8.17mg Cinnamon
Magnesium 60mg 60mg
Phosphorus 64mg 101mg Lemongrass
Potassium 431mg 723mg Lemongrass
Sodium 10mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 1.83mg 2.23mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.339mg 0.266mg Cinnamon
Vitamin A 295IU 6IU Cinnamon
Vitamin E 2.32mg mg Cinnamon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3.8mg 2.6mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B1 0.022mg 0.065mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.041mg 0.135mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 1.332mg 1.101mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B5 0.358mg 0.05mg Cinnamon
Vitamin B6 0.158mg 0.08mg Cinnamon
Folate 6µg 75µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 31.2µg µg Cinnamon
Tryptophan 0.049mg mg Cinnamon
Threonine 0.136mg mg Cinnamon
Isoleucine 0.146mg mg Cinnamon
Leucine 0.253mg mg Cinnamon
Lysine 0.243mg mg Cinnamon
Methionine 0.078mg mg Cinnamon
Phenylalanine 0.146mg mg Cinnamon
Valine 0.224mg mg Cinnamon
Histidine 0.117mg mg Cinnamon
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.345g 0.119g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.246g 0.054g Cinnamon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.068g 0.17g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cinnamon 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
21
Cinnamon
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
111
Cinnamon
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
24%
Cinnamon
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
81%
Cinnamon
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
6%
Cinnamon
2%
Lemongrass

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.226g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Cinnamon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171320/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.