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Kumquat vs Lemon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Kumquat and Lemon different?

  • Kumquat is higher in Fiber, Copper, and Vitamin B2, however Lemon is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Fiber from Kumquat is 15% higher.
  • Kumquat contains 5 times more Vitamin B2 than Lemon. While Kumquat contains 0.09mg of Vitamin B2, Lemon contains only 0.02mg.
  • Lemon has less Sugar.

Kumquats, 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
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Lemon
Contains more Iron +43.3%
Contains more Calcium +138.5%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +156.8%
Contains more Zinc +183.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 19% 17% 15% 32% 5% 9% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Contains more Iron +43.3%
Contains more Calcium +138.5%
Contains more Potassium +34.8%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Copper +156.8%
Contains more Zinc +183.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -80%

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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Lemon
Contains more Vitamin A +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +329%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.19
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 147% 18% 3% 0% 10% 21% 9% 13% 9% 0% 0% 13%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 177% 2% 3% 0% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 0% 0% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1218.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +329%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.15
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.19

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
20
Kumquat
20
Lemon
Mineral Summary Score
16
Kumquat
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%
Kumquat
7%
Lemon
Carbohydrates
16%
Kumquat
9%
Lemon
Fats
4%
Kumquat
1%
Lemon

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

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Kumquat Lemon
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 is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.064g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kumquat
Kumquat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Kumquat
Kumquat is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Kumquat
Kumquat 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kumquat Lemon Opinion
Calories 71 29 Kumquat
Protein 1.88 1.1 Kumquat
Fats 0.86 0.3 Kumquat
Vitamin C 43.9 53 Lemon
Carbs 15.9 9.32 Kumquat
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.86 0.6 Kumquat
Calcium 62 26 Kumquat
Potassium 186 138 Kumquat
Magnesium 20 8 Kumquat
Sugar 9.36 2.5 Lemon
Fiber 6.5 2.8 Kumquat
Copper 0.095 0.037 Kumquat
Zinc 0.17 0.06 Kumquat
Starch
Phosphorus 19 16 Kumquat
Sodium 10 2 Lemon
Vitamin A 290 22 Kumquat
Vitamin E 0.15 0.15
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.037 0.04 Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.09 0.02 Kumquat
Vitamin B3 0.429 0.1 Kumquat
Vitamin B5 0.208 0.19 Kumquat
Vitamin B6 0.036 0.08 Lemon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 17 11 Kumquat
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.103 0.039 Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.011 Kumquat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.171 0.089 Kumquat
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Isoleucine
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Valine
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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. Kumquat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168154/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.