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Cayenne pepper vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cayenne pepper and Lemongrass

  • Cayenne pepper has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Magnesium, while Lemongrass has more Manganese.
  • Cayenne pepper covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 231% more than Lemongrass.
  • Cayenne pepper contains 31 times more Vitamin B6 than Lemongrass. While Cayenne pepper contains 2.45mg of Vitamin B6, Lemongrass contains only 0.08mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Spices, pepper, red or cayenne 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 +127.7%
Contains more Magnesium +153.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +190.1%
Contains more Potassium +178.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.2%
Contains more Copper +40.2%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Iron - 8.17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 45% 293% 109% 126% 178% 4% 68% 125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Calcium +127.7%
Contains more Magnesium +153.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +190.1%
Contains more Potassium +178.6%
Contains more Zinc +11.2%
Contains more Copper +40.2%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Equal in Iron - 8.17

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 +693400%
Contains more Vitamin C +2838.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +404.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +580.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +690.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2962.5%
Contains more Folate +41.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2497% 597% 0% 255% 82% 213% 164% 0% 566% 80% 0% 201%
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 +693400%
Contains more Vitamin C +2838.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +404.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +580.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +690.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +2962.5%
Contains more Folate +41.3%

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.
Cayenne pepper 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 minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cayenne pepper Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 29.43g 25.31g Cayenne pepper
Protein 12.01g 1.82g Cayenne pepper
Fats 17.27g 0.49g Cayenne pepper
Carbs 56.63g 25.31g Cayenne pepper
Calories 318kcal 99kcal Cayenne pepper
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 10.34g g Lemongrass
Fiber 27.2g g Cayenne pepper
Calcium 148mg 65mg Cayenne pepper
Iron 7.8mg 8.17mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 152mg 60mg Cayenne pepper
Phosphorus 293mg 101mg Cayenne pepper
Potassium 2014mg 723mg Cayenne pepper
Sodium 30mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 2.48mg 2.23mg Cayenne pepper
Copper 0.373mg 0.266mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin A 41610IU 6IU Cayenne pepper
Vitamin E 29.83mg mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 76.4mg 2.6mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B1 0.328mg 0.065mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B2 0.919mg 0.135mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B3 8.701mg 1.101mg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B5 mg 0.05mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B6 2.45mg 0.08mg Cayenne pepper
Folate 106µg 75µg Cayenne pepper
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 80.3µg µg Cayenne pepper
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat g 0g Cayenne pepper
Saturated Fat 3.26g 0.119g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 2.75g 0.054g Cayenne pepper
Polyunsaturated fat 8.37g 0.17g Cayenne pepper

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cayenne pepper 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
388
Cayenne pepper
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
118
Cayenne pepper
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
72%
Cayenne pepper
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
57%
Cayenne pepper
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
80%
Cayenne pepper
2%
Lemongrass

Comparison summary

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 - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.141g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Cayenne pepper - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170932/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.