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Cooking plantain vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Cooking plantain and Lemon?

  • Cooking plantain is higher in Vitamin B6, Potassium, Magnesium and Vitamin A, yet Lemon is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 38% more.
  • Cooking plantain has 56 times more Vitamin A than Lemon. While Cooking plantain has 56µg of Vitamin A, Lemon has only 1µg.
  • The amount of Sugars in Lemon is lower.

We used Plantains, raw 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 Potassium +261.6%
Contains more Magnesium +362.5%
Contains more Copper +118.9%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +112.5%
Contains more Calcium +766.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 1% 45% 27% 27% 4% 15% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Contains more Potassium +261.6%
Contains more Magnesium +362.5%
Contains more Copper +118.9%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +112.5%
Contains more Calcium +766.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
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 +5022.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +586%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +273.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +188%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 62% 68% 3% 0% 14% 13% 13% 16% 69% 0% 2% 17%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 177% 2% 3% 0% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 0% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +5022.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +586%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +273.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +188%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15

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
23
Cooking plantain
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
17
Cooking plantain
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 the food
Protein
8%
Cooking plantain
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
32%
Cooking plantain
9%
Lemon
Fats
2%
Cooking plantain
1%
Lemon

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.
Cooking plantain Lemon
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sugars (difference - 12.5g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.104g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is cheaper?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cooking plantain
Cooking plantain is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

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 Cooking plantain Lemon Opinion
Calories 122 29 Cooking plantain
Protein 1.3 1.1 Cooking plantain
Fats 0.37 0.3 Cooking plantain
Vitamin C 18.4 53 Lemon
Carbs 31.89 9.32 Cooking plantain
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.6
Calcium 3 26 Lemon
Potassium 499 138 Cooking plantain
Magnesium 37 8 Cooking plantain
Sugars 15 2.5 Lemon
Fiber 2.3 2.8 Lemon
Copper 0.081 0.037 Cooking plantain
Zinc 0.14 0.06 Cooking plantain
Starch
Phosphorus 34 16 Cooking plantain
Sodium 4 2 Lemon
Vitamin A 1127 22 Cooking plantain
Vitamin E 0.14 0.15 Lemon
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.052 0.04 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B2 0.054 0.02 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B3 0.686 0.1 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B5 0.26 0.19 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B6 0.299 0.08 Cooking plantain
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.7 0 Cooking plantain
Folate 22 11 Cooking plantain
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.143 0.039 Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.032 0.011 Cooking plantain
Polyunsaturated fat 0.069 0.089 Lemon
Tryptophan 0.015 Cooking plantain
Threonine 0.034 Cooking plantain
Isoleucine 0.036 Cooking plantain
Leucine 0.059 Cooking plantain
Lysine 0.06 Cooking plantain
Methionine 0.017 Cooking plantain
Phenylalanine 0.044 Cooking plantain
Valine 0.046 Cooking plantain
Histidine 0.064 Cooking plantain
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References

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

  1. Cooking plantain - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169130/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.