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Paprika vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Paprika and Lemongrass

  • Paprika has more Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Copper, Vitamin B5, Potassium, and Phosphorus, however Lemongrass is richer in Vitamin A, and Manganese.
  • Paprika covers your daily Vitamin A needs 274% more than Lemongrass.
  • Lemongrass has 50 times less Vitamin B5 than Paprika. Paprika has 2.51mg of Vitamin B5, while Lemongrass has 0.05mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Spices, paprika 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 Iron +158.8%
Contains more Calcium +252.3%
Contains more Potassium +215.4%
Contains more Magnesium +196.7%
Contains more Copper +168%
Contains more Zinc +94.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +210.9%
Contains less Sodium -91.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 793% 69% 202% 128% 238% 119% 135% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Contains more Iron +158.8%
Contains more Calcium +252.3%
Contains more Potassium +215.4%
Contains more Magnesium +196.7%
Contains more Copper +168%
Contains more Zinc +94.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +210.9%
Contains less Sodium -91.2%

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 +820800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +407.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +811.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +813.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +4920%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2576.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +188.9%
Contains more Folate +53.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 2956% 583% 0% 83% 284% 189% 151% 495% 0% 201% 37%
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 +820800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +407.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +811.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +813.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +4920%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2576.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +188.9%
Contains more Folate +53.1%

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
415
Paprika
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
211
Paprika
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
85%
Paprika
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
54%
Paprika
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
59%
Paprika
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.
Paprika 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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Paprika 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?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Paprika
Paprika is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.34g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 62mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.021g)
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 - $1.1)
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 Paprika Lemongrass Opinion
Calories 282 99 Paprika
Protein 14.14 1.82 Paprika
Fats 12.89 0.49 Paprika
Vitamin C 0.9 2.6 Lemongrass
Carbs 53.99 25.31 Paprika
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 21.14 8.17 Paprika
Calcium 229 65 Paprika
Potassium 2280 723 Paprika
Magnesium 178 60 Paprika
Sugar 10.34 Lemongrass
Fiber 34.9 Paprika
Copper 0.713 0.266 Paprika
Zinc 4.33 2.23 Paprika
Starch
Phosphorus 314 101 Paprika
Sodium 68 6 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 49254 6 Paprika
Vitamin E 29.1 Paprika
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.33 0.065 Paprika
Vitamin B2 1.23 0.135 Paprika
Vitamin B3 10.06 1.101 Paprika
Vitamin B5 2.51 0.05 Paprika
Vitamin B6 2.141 0.08 Paprika
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 80.3 Paprika
Folate 49 75 Lemongrass
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 2.14 0.119 Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 1.695 0.054 Paprika
Polyunsaturated fat 7.766 0.17 Paprika
Tryptophan 0.07 Paprika
Threonine 0.49 Paprika
Isoleucine 0.57 Paprika
Leucine 0.92 Paprika
Lysine 0.69 Paprika
Methionine 0.2 Paprika
Phenylalanine 0.61 Paprika
Valine 0.75 Paprika
Histidine 0.25 Paprika
Fructose 6.71 Paprika

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. Paprika - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171329/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.