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Avocado vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Avocado and Lemon?

  • Avocado is higher in Vitamin B5, Folate, Copper, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , and Vitamin B3, yet Lemon is higher in Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 48% more.
  • Avocado has 55 times more Saturated Fat than Lemon. While Avocado has 2.126g of Saturated Fat, Lemon has only 0.039g.

We used Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties and Lemons, raw, without peel types in this article.

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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 +262.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +251.4%
Contains more Zinc +966.7%
Contains more Copper +413.5%
Contains more Calcium +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 21% 21% 23% 43% 1% 18% 64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Contains more Magnesium +262.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +225%
Contains more Potassium +251.4%
Contains more Zinc +966.7%
Contains more Copper +413.5%
Contains more Calcium +116.7%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.6

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
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Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +563.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +1280%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1638%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +631.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +221.3%
Contains more Folate +636.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +430%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 9% 42% 0% 34% 17% 30% 33% 84% 60% 61% 0% 53%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +563.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +1280%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +550%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1638%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +631.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +221.3%
Contains more Folate +636.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +430%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Avocado Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 1.83g 6.52g Lemon
Protein 2g 1.1g Avocado
Fats 14.66g 0.3g Avocado
Carbs 8.53g 9.32g Lemon
Calories 160kcal 29kcal Avocado
Starch 0.11g g Avocado
Fructose 0.12g g Avocado
Sugar 0.66g 2.5g Avocado
Fiber 6.7g 2.8g Avocado
Calcium 12mg 26mg Lemon
Iron 0.55mg 0.6mg Lemon
Magnesium 29mg 8mg Avocado
Phosphorus 52mg 16mg Avocado
Potassium 485mg 138mg Avocado
Sodium 7mg 2mg Lemon
Zinc 0.64mg 0.06mg Avocado
Copper 0.19mg 0.037mg Avocado
Vitamin A 146IU 22IU Avocado
Vitamin E 2.07mg 0.15mg Avocado
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 10mg 53mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.04mg Avocado
Vitamin B2 0.13mg 0.02mg Avocado
Vitamin B3 1.738mg 0.1mg Avocado
Vitamin B5 1.389mg 0.19mg Avocado
Vitamin B6 0.257mg 0.08mg Avocado
Folate 81µg 11µg Avocado
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 21µg 0µg Avocado
Tryptophan 0.025mg mg Avocado
Threonine 0.073mg mg Avocado
Isoleucine 0.084mg mg Avocado
Leucine 0.143mg mg Avocado
Lysine 0.132mg mg Avocado
Methionine 0.038mg mg Avocado
Phenylalanine 0.097mg mg Avocado
Valine 0.107mg mg Avocado
Histidine 0.049mg mg Avocado
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 2.126g 0.039g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 9.799g 0.011g Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 1.816g 0.089g Avocado

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
35
Avocado
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
24
Avocado
9
Lemon

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 food.
Protein
12%
Avocado
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
9%
Avocado
9%
Lemon
Fats
68%
Avocado
1%
Lemon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.087g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Avocado
Avocado is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.84g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Avocado
Avocado is lower in glycemic index (difference - 40)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Avocado
Avocado is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Avocado
Avocado is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Avocado - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171705/nutrients
  2. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.