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Dates vs. Lime — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Dates and Lime?

  • Dates are richer in Fiber, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus, while Lime is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Lime's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 32% higher.
  • Lime has 33 times less Manganese than Dates . Dates have 0.262mg of Manganese, while Lime has 0.008mg.

We used Dates, deglet noor and Limes, raw types in this comparison.

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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.
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Lime
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Iron +70%
Contains more Magnesium +616.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +244.4%
Contains more Potassium +543.1%
Contains more Zinc +163.6%
Contains more Copper +216.9%
Contains more Manganese +3175%
Contains more Selenium +650%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 39% 31% 27% 58% 1% 8% 69% 35% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22% 2% 3%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Iron +70%
Contains more Magnesium +616.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +244.4%
Contains more Potassium +543.1%
Contains more Zinc +163.6%
Contains more Copper +216.9%
Contains more Manganese +3175%
Contains more Selenium +650%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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3
Lime
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +537%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +283.7%
Contains more Folate +137.5%
Contains more Choline +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +350%
Contains more Vitamin A +400%
Contains more Vitamin E +340%
Contains more Vitamin C +7175%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 1% 0% 2% 14% 16% 24% 36% 39% 15% 0% 4% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 5% 0% 97% 8% 5% 4% 14% 10% 6% 0% 3% 2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +230%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +537%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +283.7%
Contains more Folate +137.5%
Contains more Choline +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +350%
Contains more Vitamin A +400%
Contains more Vitamin E +340%
Contains more Vitamin C +7175%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Lime
Contains more Protein +250%
Contains more Fats +95%
Contains more Carbs +611.9%
Contains more Other +433.3%
Contains more Water +329.9%
2% 75% 21%
Protein: 2.45 g
Fats: 0.39 g
Carbs: 75.03 g
Water: 20.53 g
Other: 1.6 g
11% 88%
Protein: 0.7 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 10.54 g
Water: 88.26 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Protein +250%
Contains more Fats +95%
Contains more Carbs +611.9%
Contains more Other +433.3%
Contains more Water +329.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Lime
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +89.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +189.5%
37% 41% 22%
Saturated Fat: 0.032 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.036 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.019 g
23% 20% 57%
Saturated Fat: 0.022 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.019 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.055 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +89.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -31.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +189.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Dates Lime
Lower in Sugar 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 Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Dates Lime Opinion
Net carbs 67.03g 7.74g Dates
Protein 2.45g 0.7g Dates
Fats 0.39g 0.2g Dates
Carbs 75.03g 10.54g Dates
Calories 282kcal 30kcal Dates
Fructose 19.56g Dates
Sugar 63.35g 1.69g Lime
Fiber 8g 2.8g Dates
Calcium 39mg 33mg Dates
Iron 1.02mg 0.6mg Dates
Magnesium 43mg 6mg Dates
Phosphorus 62mg 18mg Dates
Potassium 656mg 102mg Dates
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.29mg 0.11mg Dates
Copper 0.206mg 0.065mg Dates
Manganese 0.262mg 0.008mg Dates
Selenium 3µg 0.4µg Dates
Vitamin A 10IU 50IU Lime
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Lime
Vitamin E 0.05mg 0.22mg Lime
Vitamin C 0.4mg 29.1mg Lime
Vitamin B1 0.052mg 0.03mg Dates
Vitamin B2 0.066mg 0.02mg Dates
Vitamin B3 1.274mg 0.2mg Dates
Vitamin B5 0.589mg 0.217mg Dates
Vitamin B6 0.165mg 0.043mg Dates
Folate 19µg 8µg Dates
Choline 6.3mg 5.1mg Dates
Vitamin K 2.7µg 0.6µg Dates
Tryptophan 0.012mg 0.003mg Dates
Threonine 0.043mg Dates
Isoleucine 0.049mg Dates
Leucine 0.084mg Dates
Lysine 0.066mg 0.014mg Dates
Methionine 0.022mg 0.002mg Dates
Phenylalanine 0.05mg Dates
Valine 0.071mg Dates
Histidine 0.032mg Dates
Saturated Fat 0.032g 0.022g Lime
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.019g Dates
Polyunsaturated fat 0.019g 0.055g Lime

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Dates Lime
Low Fats diet ok
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
12%
Dates
12%
Lime
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
29%
Dates
8%
Lime

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 61.66g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lime
Lime is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.01g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lime
Lime is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Lime
Lime is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
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

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. Dates - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171726/nutrients
  2. Lime - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168155/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.