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Cherry vs. Lemon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Cherry and Lemon

  • Cherry has more Copper, and Vitamin A RAE, while Lemon has more Vitamin C.
  • Lemon covers your daily need of Vitamin C 48% more than Cherry.
  • Cherry contains 64 times more Vitamin A RAE than Lemon. While Cherry contains 64µg of Vitamin A RAE, Lemon contains only 1µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Lemon is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Cherries, sour, red, raw and Lemons, raw, without peel.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Cherry
5
:
5
Lemon
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +25.4%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +181.1%
Contains more Manganese +273.3%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Phosphorus - 16
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 12% 7% 7% 16% 1% 3% 35% 15% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13% 4% 3%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +25.4%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +181.1%
Contains more Manganese +273.3%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Iron +87.5%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Phosphorus - 16

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Cherry
5
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6
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +5731.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Choline +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +430%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.8%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 77% 2% 0% 34% 8% 10% 8% 9% 11% 6% 0% 4% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 0% 3% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +5731.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +300%
Contains more Choline +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +430%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.8%
Contains more Folate +37.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cherry
2
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2
Lemon
Contains more Carbs +30.7%
Contains more Other +30%
Equal in Protein - 1.1
Equal in Fats - 0.3
Equal in Water - 88.98
12% 86%
Protein: 1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 12.18 g
Water: 86.13 g
Other: 0.39 g
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 9.32 g
Water: 88.98 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Carbs +30.7%
Contains more Other +30%
Equal in Protein - 1.1
Equal in Fats - 0.3
Equal in Water - 88.98

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Cherry
2
:
1
Lemon
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +645.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.6%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.089
28% 34% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.068 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.082 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.09 g
28% 8% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.089 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +645.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.6%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.089

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Cherry Lemon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cherry Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 10.58g 6.52g Cherry
Protein 1g 1.1g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.3g
Carbs 12.18g 9.32g Cherry
Calories 50kcal 29kcal Cherry
Fructose 3.51g Cherry
Sugar 8.49g 2.5g Lemon
Fiber 1.6g 2.8g Lemon
Calcium 16mg 26mg Lemon
Iron 0.32mg 0.6mg Lemon
Magnesium 9mg 8mg Cherry
Phosphorus 15mg 16mg Lemon
Potassium 173mg 138mg Cherry
Sodium 3mg 2mg Lemon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.06mg Cherry
Copper 0.104mg 0.037mg Cherry
Manganese 0.112mg 0.03mg Cherry
Selenium 0µg 0.4µg Lemon
Vitamin A 1283IU 22IU Cherry
Vitamin A RAE 64µg 1µg Cherry
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin C 10mg 53mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.04mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.02mg Cherry
Vitamin B3 0.4mg 0.1mg Cherry
Vitamin B5 0.143mg 0.19mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.044mg 0.08mg Lemon
Folate 8µg 11µg Lemon
Choline 6.1mg 5.1mg Cherry
Vitamin K 2.1µg 0µg Cherry
Saturated Fat 0.068g 0.039g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.082g 0.011g Cherry
Polyunsaturated fat 0.09g 0.089g Cherry

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cherry Lemon
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
13%
Cherry
18%
Lemon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
10%
Cherry
8%
Lemon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.99g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.029g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cherry
Cherry is lower in glycemic index (difference - 22)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Cherry - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173954/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.