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Grapefruit vs. Lime — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Grapefruit and Lime

  • Grapefruit has more Vitamin A RAE, while Lime has more Iron.
  • Lime contains 29 times less Vitamin A RAE than Grapefruit. Grapefruit contains 58µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Lime contains 2µg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Lime is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas and Limes, raw.

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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.
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Potassium +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Manganese +175%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +103.1%
Contains more Selenium +300%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 3% 7% 8% 12% 0% 2% 11% 3% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 23% 5% 8% 9% 1% 3% 22% 2% 3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Potassium +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Manganese +175%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Zinc +57.1%
Contains more Copper +103.1%
Contains more Selenium +300%
Equal in Phosphorus - 18

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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Lime
Contains more Vitamin A +2200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.3%
Contains more Folate +62.5%
Contains more Choline +51%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin C - 29.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 69% 3% 0% 105% 11% 8% 4% 16% 13% 10% 0% 5% 0%
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 A +2200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.3%
Contains more Folate +62.5%
Contains more Choline +51%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin C - 29.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +23.3%
Contains more Fats +42.9%
Equal in Protein - 0.7
Equal in Carbs - 10.54
Equal in Water - 88.26
11% 88%
Protein: 0.77 g
Fats: 0.14 g
Carbs: 10.66 g
Water: 88.06 g
Other: 0.37 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 Other +23.3%
Contains more Fats +42.9%
Equal in Protein - 0.7
Equal in Carbs - 10.54
Equal in Water - 88.26

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +52.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.022
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.019
27% 26% 47%
Saturated Fat: 0.021 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.036 g
23% 20% 57%
Saturated Fat: 0.022 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.019 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.055 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +52.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.022
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.019

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Grapefruit Lime
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Grapefruit Lime Opinion
Net carbs 9.06g 7.74g Grapefruit
Protein 0.77g 0.7g Grapefruit
Fats 0.14g 0.2g Lime
Carbs 10.66g 10.54g Grapefruit
Calories 42kcal 30kcal Grapefruit
Fructose 1.77g Grapefruit
Sugar 6.89g 1.69g Lime
Fiber 1.6g 2.8g Lime
Calcium 22mg 33mg Lime
Iron 0.08mg 0.6mg Lime
Magnesium 9mg 6mg Grapefruit
Phosphorus 18mg 18mg
Potassium 135mg 102mg Grapefruit
Sodium 0mg 2mg Grapefruit
Zinc 0.07mg 0.11mg Lime
Copper 0.032mg 0.065mg Lime
Manganese 0.022mg 0.008mg Grapefruit
Selenium 0.1µg 0.4µg Lime
Vitamin A 1150IU 50IU Grapefruit
Vitamin A RAE 58µg 2µg Grapefruit
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.22mg Lime
Vitamin C 31.2mg 29.1mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.03mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B2 0.031mg 0.02mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B3 0.204mg 0.2mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B5 0.262mg 0.217mg Grapefruit
Vitamin B6 0.053mg 0.043mg Grapefruit
Folate 13µg 8µg Grapefruit
Choline 7.7mg 5.1mg Grapefruit
Vitamin K 0µg 0.6µg Lime
Tryptophan 0.008mg 0.003mg Grapefruit
Threonine 0.013mg Grapefruit
Isoleucine 0.008mg Grapefruit
Leucine 0.015mg Grapefruit
Lysine 0.019mg 0.014mg Grapefruit
Methionine 0.007mg 0.002mg Grapefruit
Phenylalanine 0.013mg Grapefruit
Valine 0.015mg Grapefruit
Histidine 0.008mg Grapefruit
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0.022g Grapefruit
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g 0.019g Grapefruit
Polyunsaturated fat 0.036g 0.055g Lime

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Grapefruit 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
18%
Grapefruit
12%
Lime
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
5%
Grapefruit
8%
Lime

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lime
Lime is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lime
Lime is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.2g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.001g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is lower in glycemic index (difference - 7)
Which food is cheaper?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Grapefruit - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174673/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.