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Spinach vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Spinach and Lemongrass different?

  • Spinach is higher in Folate, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, however Lemongrass is richer in Manganese, Iron, Vitamin A RAE, Zinc, Copper, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Manganese from Lemongrass is 188% higher.
  • Spinach contains 11 times more Vitamin C than Lemongrass. While Spinach contains 28.1mg of Vitamin C, Lemongrass contains only 2.6mg.

Spinach, raw 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 +52.3%
Contains more Magnesium +31.7%
Contains more Iron +201.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.4%
Contains more Zinc +320.8%
Contains more Copper +104.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 30% 102% 57% 22% 50% 11% 15% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Calcium +52.3%
Contains more Magnesium +31.7%
Contains more Iron +201.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.4%
Contains more Zinc +320.8%
Contains more Copper +104.6%

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 +156183.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +980.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.8%
Contains more Folate +158.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 563% 41% 0% 94% 20% 44% 14% 4% 45% 146% 0% 1208%
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 +156183.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +980.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.8%
Contains more Folate +158.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Spinach Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 1.43g 25.31g Lemongrass
Protein 2.86g 1.82g Spinach
Fats 0.39g 0.49g Lemongrass
Carbs 3.63g 25.31g Lemongrass
Calories 23kcal 99kcal Lemongrass
Starch g g
Fructose 0.15g g Spinach
Sugar 0.42g g Lemongrass
Fiber 2.2g g Spinach
Calcium 99mg 65mg Spinach
Iron 2.71mg 8.17mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 79mg 60mg Spinach
Phosphorus 49mg 101mg Lemongrass
Potassium 558mg 723mg Lemongrass
Sodium 79mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 0.53mg 2.23mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.13mg 0.266mg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 9377IU 6IU Spinach
Vitamin E 2.03mg mg Spinach
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 28.1mg 2.6mg Spinach
Vitamin B1 0.078mg 0.065mg Spinach
Vitamin B2 0.189mg 0.135mg Spinach
Vitamin B3 0.724mg 1.101mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.065mg 0.05mg Spinach
Vitamin B6 0.195mg 0.08mg Spinach
Folate 194µg 75µg Spinach
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 482.9µg µg Spinach
Tryptophan 0.039mg mg Spinach
Threonine 0.122mg mg Spinach
Isoleucine 0.147mg mg Spinach
Leucine 0.223mg mg Spinach
Lysine 0.174mg mg Spinach
Methionine 0.053mg mg Spinach
Phenylalanine 0.129mg mg Spinach
Valine 0.161mg mg Spinach
Histidine 0.064mg mg Spinach
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.063g 0.119g Spinach
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g 0.054g Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.165g 0.17g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Spinach 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
181
Spinach
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
41
Spinach
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
17%
Spinach
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
4%
Spinach
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
2%
Spinach
2%
Lemongrass

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Spinach
Spinach is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
Which food is cheaper?
Spinach
Spinach is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spinach
Spinach is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 73mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
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. Spinach - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168462/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.