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

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
12
Dates
13
Lime
Mineral Summary Score
30
Dates
10
Lime

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
15%
Dates
4%
Lime
Carbohydrates
75%
Dates
11%
Lime
Fats
2%
Dates
1%
Lime

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.
Dates Lime
Lower in Sugars 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
Lower in Sodium Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Dates Lime
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?
Lime
Lime contains less Sugars (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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 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 Dates Lime Opinion
Calories 282 30 Dates
Protein 2.45 0.7 Dates
Fats 0.39 0.2 Dates
Vitamin C 0.4 29.1 Lime
Carbs 75.03 10.54 Dates
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 1.02 0.6 Dates
Calcium 39 33 Dates
Potassium 656 102 Dates
Magnesium 43 6 Dates
Sugars 63.35 1.69 Lime
Fiber 8 2.8 Dates
Copper 0.206 0.065 Dates
Zinc 0.29 0.11 Dates
Starch
Phosphorus 62 18 Dates
Sodium 2 2
Vitamin A 10 50 Lime
Vitamin E 0.05 0.22 Lime
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.052 0.03 Dates
Vitamin B2 0.066 0.02 Dates
Vitamin B3 1.274 0.2 Dates
Vitamin B5 0.589 0.217 Dates
Vitamin B6 0.165 0.043 Dates
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 2.7 0.6 Dates
Folate 19 8 Dates
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.032 0.022 Lime
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036 0.019 Dates
Polyunsaturated fat 0.019 0.055 Lime
Tryptophan 0.012 0.003 Dates
Threonine 0.043 Dates
Isoleucine 0.049 Dates
Leucine 0.084 Dates
Lysine 0.066 0.014 Dates
Methionine 0.022 0.002 Dates
Phenylalanine 0.05 Dates
Valine 0.071 Dates
Histidine 0.032 Dates
Fructose 19.56 Dates

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. 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.