Herbs, Lemongrass

About This Food

Lemongrass, also called citronella or sereh, is native to Asia and a staple in Thai cuisine.

Highly aromatic, lemongrass has long, thin, gray-green leaves and a fleshy scallion-like base.

The sour-lemon flavor and fragrance of lemongrass can be attributed to citral.
 

Store fresh lemongrass in the crisper of the refrigerator for up to one week. Dried lemongrass can be stored in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight for up to six months.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • Manganese
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tbsp(s)lemon grass (citronella)

Calories: 5

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 4 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.02 g
Saturated Fat
0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
2 g
ALA
2 mg
EPA, DHA
0 mg, 0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1.27 g
Net Carbohydrate
1.27 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
0.09 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Macronutrients
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0.3 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0.13 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0 mg
0%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
3.75 mcg
1%
Niacin
0.06 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.01 mg
1%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
0 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
3.25 mg
0%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.41 mg
2%
Magnesium
3 mg
1%
Manganese
0.26 mg
13%
Phosphorous
5.05 mg
1%
Potassium
36.15 mg
1%
Selenium
0.03 mcg
0%
Sodium
0.3 mg
0%
Zinc
0.11 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0.15 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg
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