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Lemon vs Apple - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lemon and Apple

  • The amount of Vitamin C, and Iron in Lemon is higher than in Apple.
  • Lemon covers your daily need of Vitamin C 54% more than Apple.
  • Lemon contains 5 times more Iron than Apple. While Lemon contains 0.6mg of Iron, Apple contains only 0.12mg.
  • The amount of Sugar in Lemon is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Lemons, raw, without peel and Apples, raw, with skin.

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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
Lemon
7
:
1
Apple
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +400%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains more Potassium +29%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +37%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 5% 4% 5% 10% 1% 2% 9%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Iron +400%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains more Potassium +29%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Copper +37%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
Lemon
6
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4
Apple
Contains more Vitamin C +1052.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +211.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.1%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.091
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 4% 0% 16% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 3% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +1052.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +211.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.1%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +145.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 0.091

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lemon Apple Opinion
Net carbs 6.52g 11.41g Apple
Protein 1.1g 0.26g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.17g Lemon
Carbs 9.32g 13.81g Apple
Calories 29kcal 52kcal Apple
Starch g 0.05g Apple
Fructose g 5.9g Apple
Sugar 2.5g 10.39g Lemon
Fiber 2.8g 2.4g Lemon
Calcium 26mg 6mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.12mg Lemon
Magnesium 8mg 5mg Lemon
Phosphorus 16mg 11mg Lemon
Potassium 138mg 107mg Lemon
Sodium 2mg 1mg Apple
Zinc 0.06mg 0.04mg Lemon
Copper 0.037mg 0.027mg Lemon
Vitamin A 22IU 54IU Apple
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.18mg Apple
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 53mg 4.6mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.04mg 0.017mg Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02mg 0.026mg Apple
Vitamin B3 0.1mg 0.091mg Lemon
Vitamin B5 0.19mg 0.061mg Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.041mg Lemon
Folate 11µg 3µg Lemon
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0µg 2.2µg Apple
Tryptophan mg 0.001mg Apple
Threonine mg 0.006mg Apple
Isoleucine mg 0.006mg Apple
Leucine mg 0.013mg Apple
Lysine mg 0.012mg Apple
Methionine mg 0.001mg Apple
Phenylalanine mg 0.006mg Apple
Valine mg 0.012mg Apple
Histidine mg 0.005mg Apple
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0.028g Apple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011g 0.007g Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089g 0.051g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lemon Apple
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
20
Lemon
5
Apple
Mineral Summary Score
9
Lemon
4
Apple

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
7%
Lemon
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
14%
Apple
Fats
1%
Lemon
1%
Apple

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lemon
Lemon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.89g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple
Apple contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Apple
Apple is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.011g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple
Apple is lower in glycemic index (difference - 36)
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. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/nutrients
  2. Apple - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171688/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.