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Thyme vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Thyme and Lemongrass

  • Thyme has more Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, while Lemongrass has more Manganese, and Folate.
  • Thyme's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 175% higher.
  • Lemongrass contains 10000000 times less Vitamin A RAE than Thyme. Thyme contains 238µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Lemongrass contains 0µg.

The food types used in this comparison are Thyme, fresh 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 +523.1%
Contains more Iron +113.6%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Copper +108.6%
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 101
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 122% 655% 115% 46% 54% 2% 50% 185%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 307% 43% 44% 64% 1% 61% 89%
Contains more Calcium +523.1%
Contains more Iron +113.6%
Contains more Magnesium +166.7%
Contains more Copper +108.6%
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Zinc +23.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 101

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
Thyme
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Contains more Vitamin A +79083.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +6057.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +248.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +718%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +335%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.4%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 286% 0% 0% 534% 12% 109% 35% 25% 81% 34% 0% 0%
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 +79083.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +6057.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +248.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +718%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +335%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.4%
Contains more Folate +66.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Thyme Lemongrass Opinion
Net carbs 10.45g 25.31g Lemongrass
Protein 5.56g 1.82g Thyme
Fats 1.68g 0.49g Thyme
Carbs 24.45g 25.31g Lemongrass
Calories 101kcal 99kcal Thyme
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 14g g Thyme
Calcium 405mg 65mg Thyme
Iron 17.45mg 8.17mg Thyme
Magnesium 160mg 60mg Thyme
Phosphorus 106mg 101mg Thyme
Potassium 609mg 723mg Lemongrass
Sodium 9mg 6mg Lemongrass
Zinc 1.81mg 2.23mg Lemongrass
Copper 0.555mg 0.266mg Thyme
Vitamin A 4751IU 6IU Thyme
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 160.1mg 2.6mg Thyme
Vitamin B1 0.048mg 0.065mg Lemongrass
Vitamin B2 0.471mg 0.135mg Thyme
Vitamin B3 1.824mg 1.101mg Thyme
Vitamin B5 0.409mg 0.05mg Thyme
Vitamin B6 0.348mg 0.08mg Thyme
Folate 45µg 75µg Lemongrass
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.114mg mg Thyme
Threonine 0.154mg mg Thyme
Isoleucine 0.285mg mg Thyme
Leucine 0.262mg mg Thyme
Lysine 0.126mg mg Thyme
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine 0.307mg mg Thyme
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.467g 0.119g Lemongrass
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081g 0.054g Thyme
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532g 0.17g Thyme

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Thyme 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
93
Thyme
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
153
Thyme
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
33%
Thyme
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
24%
Thyme
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
8%
Thyme
2%
Lemongrass

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Thyme
Thyme is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.348g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 45)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
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

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. Thyme - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173470/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.