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Dates vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Dates and Lemon?

  • Dates are higher in Fiber, Copper, Potassium, Manganese, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6, yet Lemon is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 58% more.
  • Dates have 13 times more Vitamin B3 than Lemon. While Dates have 1.274mg of Vitamin B3, Lemon has only 0.1mg.

We used Dates, deglet noor 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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0
Lemon
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +70%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +287.5%
Contains more Potassium +375.4%
Contains more Zinc +383.3%
Contains more Copper +456.8%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 39% 31% 27% 58% 1% 8% 69%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +70%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +287.5%
Contains more Potassium +375.4%
Contains more Zinc +383.3%
Contains more Copper +456.8%
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
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Lemon
Contains more Vitamin B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1174%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +210%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.3%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +120%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +13150%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 2% 14% 16% 24% 36% 39% 15% 0% 7%
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 B1 +30%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1174%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +210%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.3%
Contains more Folate +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +120%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin C +13150%

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.
Dates Lemon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dates Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 67.03g 6.52g Dates
Protein 2.45g 1.1g Dates
Fats 0.39g 0.3g Dates
Carbs 75.03g 9.32g Dates
Calories 282kcal 29kcal Dates
Starch g g
Fructose 19.56g g Dates
Sugar 63.35g 2.5g Lemon
Fiber 8g 2.8g Dates
Calcium 39mg 26mg Dates
Iron 1.02mg 0.6mg Dates
Magnesium 43mg 8mg Dates
Phosphorus 62mg 16mg Dates
Potassium 656mg 138mg Dates
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.29mg 0.06mg Dates
Copper 0.206mg 0.037mg Dates
Vitamin A 10IU 22IU Lemon
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 53mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.052mg 0.04mg Dates
Vitamin B2 0.066mg 0.02mg Dates
Vitamin B3 1.274mg 0.1mg Dates
Vitamin B5 0.589mg 0.19mg Dates
Vitamin B6 0.165mg 0.08mg Dates
Folate 19µg 11µg Dates
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.7µg 0µg Dates
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Dates
Threonine 0.043mg mg Dates
Isoleucine 0.049mg mg Dates
Leucine 0.084mg mg Dates
Lysine 0.066mg mg Dates
Methionine 0.022mg mg Dates
Phenylalanine 0.05mg mg Dates
Valine 0.071mg mg Dates
Histidine 0.032mg mg Dates
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.032g 0.039g Dates
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.011g Dates
Polyunsaturated fat 0.019g 0.089g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Dates 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
12
Dates
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
30
Dates
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
15%
Dates
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
75%
Dates
9%
Lemon
Fats
2%
Dates
1%
Lemon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 60.85g)
Which food is cheaper?
Lemon
Lemon is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Dates
Dates is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Dates
Dates is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Dates
Dates is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Dates
Dates is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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. Dates - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171726/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.