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Orange vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Orange
Orange is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Orange
Orange is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Orange
Orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.024g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Orange
Orange contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sugars (difference - 6.85g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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.
Orange Lemon
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Orange 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
27
Orange
25
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
6
Orange
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
Orange
6
:
2
Lemon
Contains more Calcium +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +31.2%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +21.6%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%
Contains more Calcium +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +31.2%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +21.6%
Contains more Zinc +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.3%

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
Orange
7
:
1
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +922.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin C - 53
Contains more Vitamin A +922.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin C - 53

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
6%
Orange
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
12%
Orange
9%
Lemon
Fats
1%
Orange
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 Orange Lemon Opinion
Calories 47 29 Orange
Protein 0.94 1.1 Lemon
Fats 0.12 0.3 Lemon
Vitamin C 53.2 53 Orange
Carbs 11.75 9.32 Orange
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.1 0.6 Lemon
Calcium 40 26 Orange
Potassium 181 138 Orange
Magnesium 10 8 Orange
Sugars 9.35 2.5 Orange
Fiber 2.4 2.8 Lemon
Copper 0.045 0.037 Orange
Zinc 0.07 0.06 Orange
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Phosphorus 14 16 Lemon
Sodium 0 2 Orange
Vitamin A 225 22 Orange
Vitamin E 0.18 0.15 Orange
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.087 0.04 Orange
Vitamin B2 0.04 0.02 Orange
Vitamin B3 0.282 0.1 Orange
Vitamin B5 0.25 0.19 Orange
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.08 Lemon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.015 0.039 Orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.023 0.011 Orange
Polyunsaturated fat 0.025 0.089 Lemon
Tryptophan 0.009 Orange
Threonine 0.015 Orange
Isoleucine 0.025 Orange
Leucine 0.023 Orange
Lysine 0.047 Orange
Methionine 0.02 Orange
Phenylalanine 0.031 Orange
Valine 0.04 Orange
Histidine 0.018 Orange
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
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.