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Teff vs. Lemongrass — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Teff and Lemongrass

  • Teff has more Vitamin B1, however, Lemongrass is higher in Manganese, Iron, Potassium, Folate, Zinc, and Vitamin B2.
  • Lemongrass covers your daily Manganese needs 103% more than Teff.
  • Lemongrass contains 3 times less Vitamin B1 than Teff. Teff contains 0.183mg of Vitamin B1, while Lemongrass contains 0.065mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Teff, cooked 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Phosphorus +18.8%
Contains more Calcium +32.7%
Contains more Iron +298.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Potassium +575.7%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Zinc +100.9%
Contains more Copper +17.7%
Contains more Manganese +82.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 77% 36% 52% 10% 2% 31% 76% 374% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89% 682% 4%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.8%
Contains more Calcium +32.7%
Contains more Iron +298.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Potassium +575.7%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Zinc +100.9%
Contains more Copper +17.7%
Contains more Manganese +82.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Teff
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.1%
Contains more Folate +316.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 0% 46% 8% 18% 0% 23% 14% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 9% 17% 32% 21% 3% 19% 57% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +181.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.1%
Contains more Folate +316.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +112.6%
Contains more Fats +32.7%
Contains more Carbs +27.4%
Contains more Other +160.9%
Equal in Water - 70.58
4% 20% 75%
Protein: 3.87 g
Fats: 0.65 g
Carbs: 19.86 g
Water: 74.93 g
Other: 0.69 g
2% 25% 71% 2%
Protein: 1.82 g
Fats: 0.49 g
Carbs: 25.31 g
Water: 70.58 g
Other: 1.8 g
Contains more Protein +112.6%
Contains more Fats +32.7%
Contains more Carbs +27.4%
Contains more Other +160.9%
Equal in Water - 70.58

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Teff Lemongrass
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Teff Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 17.06g 25.31g Lemongrass
Protein 3.87g 1.82g Teff
Fats 0.65g 0.49g Teff
Carbs 19.86g 25.31g Lemongrass
Calories 101kcal 99kcal Teff
Fiber 2.8g Teff
Calcium 49mg 65mg Lemongrass
Iron 2.05mg 8.17mg Lemongrass
Magnesium 50mg 60mg Lemongrass
Phosphorus 120mg 101mg Teff
Potassium 107mg 723mg Lemongrass
Sodium 8mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 1.11mg 2.23mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.226mg 0.266mg Lemongrass
Manganese 2.86mg 5.224mg Lemongrass
Selenium 0.7µg Lemongrass
Vitamin A 2IU 6IU Lemongrass
Vitamin C 2.6mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B1 0.183mg 0.065mg Teff
Vitamin B2 0.033mg 0.135mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 0.909mg 1.101mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.05mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B6 0.097mg 0.08mg Teff
Folate 18µg 75µg Lemongrass
Tryptophan 0.041mg Teff
Threonine 0.149mg Teff
Isoleucine 0.146mg Teff
Leucine 0.311mg Teff
Lysine 0.109mg Teff
Methionine 0.125mg Teff
Phenylalanine 0.203mg Teff
Valine 0.2mg Teff
Histidine 0.088mg Teff
Saturated Fat 0.119g Teff
Monounsaturated Fat 0.054g Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g Lemongrass

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Teff Lemongrass
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
8%
Teff
12%
Lemongrass
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
67%
Teff
131%
Lemongrass

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Teff
Teff is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.119g)
Which food is cheaper?
Teff
Teff is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 57)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Teff - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168918/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.