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Grapefruit vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sugars (difference - 4.39g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.018g)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Grapefruit Lemon
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit Lemon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
22
Grapefruit
25
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
5
Grapefruit
6
Lemon

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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Lemon
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Copper +15.6%
Equal in Potassium - 138
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Copper +15.6%
Equal in Potassium - 138

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
:
3
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +5127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
Contains more Vitamin A +5127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04

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 the food
Protein
5%
Grapefruit
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
11%
Grapefruit
9%
Lemon
Fats
1%
Grapefruit
1%
Lemon

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Grapefruit Lemon Opinion
Calories 42 29 Grapefruit
Protein 0.77 1.1 Lemon
Fats 0.14 0.3 Lemon
Vitamin C 31.2 53 Lemon
Carbs 10.66 9.32 Grapefruit
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 0.6 Lemon
Calcium 22 26 Lemon
Potassium 135 138 Lemon
Magnesium 9 8 Grapefruit
Sugars 6.89 2.5 Grapefruit
Fiber 1.6 2.8 Lemon
Copper 0.032 0.037 Lemon
Zinc 0.07 0.06 Grapefruit
Starch 0 Grapefruit
Phosphorus 18 16 Grapefruit
Sodium 0 2 Grapefruit
Vitamin A 1150 22 Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13 0.15 Lemon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.043 0.04 Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031 0.02 Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.204 0.1 Grapefruit
Vitamin B5 0.262 0.19 Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053 0.08 Lemon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.021 0.039 Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02 0.011 Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036 0.089 Lemon
Tryptophan 0.008 Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013 Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008 Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015 Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019 Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007 Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013 Grapefruit
Valine 0.015 Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008 Grapefruit
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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