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Ginger vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Ginger and Lemon?

  • Ginger is richer in Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium, and Vitamin B6, yet Lemon is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Lemon's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 53% higher.
  • Ginger has 8 times more Manganese than Lemon. Ginger has 0.229mg of Manganese, while Lemon has 0.03mg.

We used Ginger root, raw and Lemons, raw, without peel 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
Ginger
5
:
2
Lemon
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +112.5%
Contains more Potassium +200.7%
Contains more Zinc +466.7%
Contains more Copper +510.8%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 23% 31% 15% 37% 2% 10% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Contains more Magnesium +437.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +112.5%
Contains more Potassium +200.7%
Contains more Zinc +466.7%
Contains more Copper +510.8%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
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
Ginger
6
:
3
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +960%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.19
Equal in Folate - 11
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 0% 17% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 9% 0% 1%
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 E +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +960%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.19
Equal in Folate - 11

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ginger Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 15.77g 6.52g Ginger
Protein 1.82g 1.1g Ginger
Fats 0.75g 0.3g Ginger
Carbs 17.77g 9.32g Ginger
Calories 80kcal 29kcal Ginger
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.7g 2.5g Ginger
Fiber 2g 2.8g Lemon
Calcium 16mg 26mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.6mg
Magnesium 43mg 8mg Ginger
Phosphorus 34mg 16mg Ginger
Potassium 415mg 138mg Ginger
Sodium 13mg 2mg Lemon
Zinc 0.34mg 0.06mg Ginger
Copper 0.226mg 0.037mg Ginger
Vitamin A 0IU 22IU Lemon
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.15mg Ginger
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 5mg 53mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.025mg 0.04mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.034mg 0.02mg Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75mg 0.1mg Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203mg 0.19mg Ginger
Vitamin B6 0.16mg 0.08mg Ginger
Folate 11µg 11µg
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012mg mg Ginger
Threonine 0.036mg mg Ginger
Isoleucine 0.051mg mg Ginger
Leucine 0.074mg mg Ginger
Lysine 0.057mg mg Ginger
Methionine 0.013mg mg Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045mg mg Ginger
Valine 0.073mg mg Ginger
Histidine 0.03mg mg Ginger
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.203g 0.039g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154g 0.011g Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154g 0.089g Ginger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ginger 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
9
Ginger
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
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
11%
Ginger
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
9%
Lemon
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Lemon

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.164g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.8g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ginger
Ginger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.5)
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

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. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/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.