United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Full Report (All Nutrients):  11972, Lemon grass (citronella), raw
Food Group: Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Scientific Name:  Cymbopogon citratus
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.57   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 2.44   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
Refuse: 35%   Refuse Description:   Tough stem
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
cup 67 g

tbsp 4.8 g
Proximates Water g 70.58 2 -- 47.29 3.39
Proximates Energy kcal 99 -- -- 66 5
Proximates Energy kJ 414 -- -- 277 20
Proximates Protein g 1.82 2 -- 1.22 0.09
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 0.49 2 -- 0.33 0.02
Proximates Ash g 1.80 2 -- 1.21 0.09
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 25.31 -- -- 16.96 1.21
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 65 2 -- 44 3
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 8.17 2 -- 5.47 0.39
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 60 2 -- 40 3
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 101 2 -- 68 5
Minerals Potassium, K mg 723 2 -- 484 35
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 6 2 -- 4 0
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 2.23 2 -- 1.49 0.11
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.266 2 -- 0.178 0.013
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 5.224 2 -- 3.500 0.251
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 0.7 -- -- 0.5 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 2.6 2 -- 1.7 0.1
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.065 2 -- 0.044 0.003
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.135 2 -- 0.090 0.006
Vitamins Niacin mg 1.101 2 -- 0.738 0.053
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 0.050 2 -- 0.034 0.002
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 mg 0.080 2 -- 0.054 0.004
Vitamins Folate, total µg 75 2 -- 50 4
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Folate, food µg 75 2 -- 50 4
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 75 -- -- 50 4
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- -- 0.00 0.00
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- -- 0 0
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1 µg 3 2 -- 2 0
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 1 µg 0 2 -- 0 0
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta 1 µg 0 2 -- 0 0
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 6 -- -- 4 0
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- -- 0 0
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.119 1 -- 0.080 0.006
Lipids 14:0 g 0.002 1 -- 0.001 0.000
Lipids 16:0 g 0.083 1 -- 0.056 0.004
Lipids 18:0 g 0.012 1 -- 0.008 0.001
Lipids 20:0 g 0.005 1 -- 0.003 0.000
Lipids 22:0 g 0.009 1 -- 0.006 0.000
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.054 1 -- 0.036 0.003
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.012 1 -- 0.008 0.001
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.042 1 -- 0.028 0.002
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.170 1 -- 0.114 0.008
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.138 1 -- 0.092 0.007
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.031 1 -- 0.021 0.001
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- -- 0.000 0.000
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 1 -- 0 0
Lipids Phytosterols mg 6 1 -- 4 0
Lipids Stigmasterol mg 1 1 -- 1 0
Lipids Campesterol mg 1 1 -- 1 0
Lipids Beta-sitosterol mg 4 1 -- 3 0
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0

Sources of Data

1Nutrient Data Laboratory, ARS, USDA Nutrient content of ethnic and geographic specific foods, Southern Testing and Research Laboratories , 1995  Beltsville MD  
Langual Code(s)

  • A0152 VEGETABLE OR VEGETABLE PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1281 1100 VEGETABLES AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS (USDA SR)
  • B2273 LEMON GRASS
  • C0200 LEAF
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0003 NO TREATMENT APPLIED
  • J0001 PRESERVATION METHOD NOT KNOWN
  • K0001 PACKING MEDIUM NOT KNOWN
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION