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Guava vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Guava and Lemon different?

  • Guava has more Vitamin C, Copper, Fiber, Folate, Potassium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Manganese than Lemon.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Guava is 195% higher.
  • Guava contains 11 times more Vitamin B3 than Lemon. While Guava contains 1.084mg of Vitamin B3, Lemon contains only 0.1mg.

Guavas, common, raw and Lemons, raw, without peel are the varieties used 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
Guava
5
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2
Lemon
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Potassium +202.2%
Contains more Zinc +283.3%
Contains more Copper +521.6%
Contains more Calcium +44.4%
Contains more Iron +130.8%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 10% 16% 18% 37% 1% 7% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Contains more Magnesium +175%
Contains more Phosphorus +150%
Contains more Potassium +202.2%
Contains more Zinc +283.3%
Contains more Copper +521.6%
Contains more Calcium +44.4%
Contains more Iron +130.8%
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
Guava
10
:
0
Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +2736.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +386.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +330.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +984%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.5%
Contains more Folate +345.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 15% 0% 761% 17% 10% 21% 28% 26% 37% 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 A +2736.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +386.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +330.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +984%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.5%
Contains more Folate +345.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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.
Guava Lemon
Lower in Sugar 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
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Guava Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 8.92g 6.52g Guava
Protein 2.55g 1.1g Guava
Fats 0.95g 0.3g Guava
Carbs 14.32g 9.32g Guava
Calories 68kcal 29kcal Guava
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 8.92g 2.5g Lemon
Fiber 5.4g 2.8g Guava
Calcium 18mg 26mg Lemon
Iron 0.26mg 0.6mg Lemon
Magnesium 22mg 8mg Guava
Phosphorus 40mg 16mg Guava
Potassium 417mg 138mg Guava
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.23mg 0.06mg Guava
Copper 0.23mg 0.037mg Guava
Vitamin A 624IU 22IU Guava
Vitamin E 0.73mg 0.15mg Guava
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 228.3mg 53mg Guava
Vitamin B1 0.067mg 0.04mg Guava
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.02mg Guava
Vitamin B3 1.084mg 0.1mg Guava
Vitamin B5 0.451mg 0.19mg Guava
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.08mg Guava
Folate 49µg 11µg Guava
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0µg Guava
Tryptophan 0.022mg mg Guava
Threonine 0.096mg mg Guava
Isoleucine 0.093mg mg Guava
Leucine 0.171mg mg Guava
Lysine 0.072mg mg Guava
Methionine 0.016mg mg Guava
Phenylalanine 0.006mg mg Guava
Valine 0.087mg mg Guava
Histidine 0.022mg mg Guava
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.272g 0.039g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.087g 0.011g Guava
Polyunsaturated fat 0.401g 0.089g Guava

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Guava 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
80
Guava
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
21
Guava
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%
Guava
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
14%
Guava
9%
Lemon
Fats
4%
Guava
1%
Lemon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.42g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.233g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Guava
Guava is lower in glycemic index (difference - 12)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Guava
Guava is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Guava
Guava 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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.5)

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. Guava - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173044/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.