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Herbs, Lemongrass

Foods / Herbs, Lemongrass

About This Food

Description

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.
 

Selecting & Storing

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 & Macros
Nutrition Information

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

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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
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
Vitamins
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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