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Lemon vs Lime - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Lime
Lime contains less Sugars (difference - 0.81g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lime
Lime is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.017g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.5)
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.
Lemon Lime
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price 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
Lemon Lime
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
25
Lemon
15
Lime
Mineral Summary Score
6
Lemon
6
Lime

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
Lemon
2
:
4
Lime
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +35.3%
Contains more Calcium +26.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Contains more Copper +75.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Equal in Sodium - 2
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +35.3%
Contains more Calcium +26.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Contains more Copper +75.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Equal in Sodium - 2

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
Lemon
3
:
5
Lime
Contains more Vitamin C +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86%
Contains more Vitamin A +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02
Contains more Vitamin C +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86%
Contains more Vitamin A +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.02

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
7%
Lemon
4%
Lime
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
11%
Lime
Fats
1%
Lemon
1%
Lime

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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 Lemon Lime Opinion
Protein 1.1 0.7 Lemon
Fats 0.3 0.2 Lemon
Carbs 9.32 10.54 Lime
Calories 29 30 Lime
Starch
Sugars 2.5 1.69 Lemon
Fiber 2.8 2.8
Calcium 26 33 Lime
Iron 0.6 0.6
Magnesium 8 6 Lemon
Phosphorus 16 18 Lime
Potassium 138 102 Lemon
Sodium 2 2
Zinc 0.06 0.11 Lime
Copper 0.037 0.065 Lime
Vitamin A 22 50 Lime
Vitamin E 0.15 0.22 Lime
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin C 53 29.1 Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.03 Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.02
Vitamin B3 0.1 0.2 Lime
Vitamin B5 0.19 0.217 Lime
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.043 Lemon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.6 Lime
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Tryptophan 0.003 Lime
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine 0.014 Lime
Methionine 0.002 Lime
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
Cholesterol 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.022 Lime
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.019 Lime
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.055 Lemon
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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