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Watercress vs Lemongrass - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Watercress and Lemongrass

  • Watercress has more Vitamin C, while Lemongrass has more Manganese, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin A, Folate, Potassium, Magnesium, and Phosphorus.
  • Lemongrass covers your daily need of Manganese 217% more than Watercress.
  • Watercress contains 17 times more Vitamin C than Lemongrass. While Watercress contains 43mg of Vitamin C, Lemongrass contains only 2.6mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Watercress, raw 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
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Contains more Calcium +84.6%
Contains more Iron +3985%
Contains more Potassium +119.1%
Contains more Magnesium +185.7%
Contains more Copper +245.5%
Contains more Zinc +1927.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 8% 36% 30% 15% 26% 3% 26% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 307% 20% 64% 43% 89% 61% 44% 1%
Contains more Calcium +84.6%
Contains more Iron +3985%
Contains more Potassium +119.1%
Contains more Magnesium +185.7%
Contains more Copper +245.5%
Contains more Zinc +1927.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.4%

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 C +1553.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +53083.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +520%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +450.5%
Contains more Folate +733.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 144% 192% 20% 0% 23% 28% 4% 19% 30% 0% 625% 7%
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 C +1553.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +53083.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +520%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +450.5%
Contains more Folate +733.3%

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
91
Watercress
13
Lemongrass
Mineral Summary Score
18
Watercress
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
14%
Watercress
11%
Lemongrass
Carbohydrates
1%
Watercress
25%
Lemongrass
Fats
0%
Watercress
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.
Watercress 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
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

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Watercress 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 lower in Saturated Fat?
Watercress
Watercress is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.092g)
Which food is cheaper?
Watercress
Watercress is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Watercress
Watercress is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemongrass
Lemongrass is relatively richer in minerals
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 Watercress Lemongrass Opinion
Calories 11 99 Lemongrass
Protein 2.3 1.82 Watercress
Fats 0.1 0.49 Lemongrass
Vitamin C 43 2.6 Watercress
Carbs 1.29 25.31 Lemongrass
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.2 8.17 Lemongrass
Calcium 120 65 Watercress
Potassium 330 723 Lemongrass
Magnesium 21 60 Lemongrass
Sugar 0.2 Lemongrass
Fiber 0.5 Watercress
Copper 0.077 0.266 Lemongrass
Zinc 0.11 2.23 Lemongrass
Starch
Phosphorus 60 101 Lemongrass
Sodium 41 6 Lemongrass
Vitamin A 3191 6 Watercress
Vitamin E 1 Watercress
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.065 Watercress
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.135 Lemongrass
Vitamin B3 0.2 1.101 Lemongrass
Vitamin B5 0.31 0.05 Watercress
Vitamin B6 0.129 0.08 Watercress
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 250 Watercress
Folate 9 75 Lemongrass
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.027 0.119 Watercress
Monounsaturated Fat 0.008 0.054 Lemongrass
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035 0.17 Lemongrass
Tryptophan 0.03 Watercress
Threonine 0.133 Watercress
Isoleucine 0.093 Watercress
Leucine 0.166 Watercress
Lysine 0.134 Watercress
Methionine 0.02 Watercress
Phenylalanine 0.114 Watercress
Valine 0.137 Watercress
Histidine 0.04 Watercress
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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. Watercress - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170068/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.