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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 Sugars 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 Iron +400%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +29%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Copper +37%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 8% 13% 6% 13% 2% 7% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 2% 10% 4% 9% 2% 5% 1%
Contains more Iron +400%
Contains more Calcium +333.3%
Contains more Potassium +29%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Copper +37%
Contains more Zinc +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.5%
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
:
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 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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 16% 4% 4% 0% 5% 6% 2% 4% 10% 0% 6% 3%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
7%
Lemon
2%
Apple
Carbohydrates
9%
Lemon
14%
Apple
Fats
1%
Lemon
1%
Apple

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lemon Apple
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 richer in minerals?
Lemon
Lemon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Lemon Apple Opinion
Calories 29 52 Apple
Protein 1.1 0.26 Lemon
Fats 0.3 0.17 Lemon
Vitamin C 53 4.6 Lemon
Carbs 9.32 13.81 Apple
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.12 Lemon
Calcium 26 6 Lemon
Potassium 138 107 Lemon
Magnesium 8 5 Lemon
Sugars 2.5 10.39 Lemon
Fiber 2.8 2.4 Lemon
Copper 0.037 0.027 Lemon
Zinc 0.06 0.04 Lemon
Starch 0.05 Apple
Phosphorus 16 11 Lemon
Sodium 2 1 Apple
Vitamin A 22 54 Apple
Vitamin E 0.15 0.18 Apple
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.04 0.017 Lemon
Vitamin B2 0.02 0.026 Apple
Vitamin B3 0.1 0.091 Lemon
Vitamin B5 0.19 0.061 Lemon
Vitamin B6 0.08 0.041 Lemon
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 2.2 Apple
Folate 11 3 Lemon
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.039 0.028 Apple
Monounsaturated Fat 0.011 0.007 Lemon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.089 0.051 Lemon
Tryptophan 0.001 Apple
Threonine 0.006 Apple
Isoleucine 0.006 Apple
Leucine 0.013 Apple
Lysine 0.012 Apple
Methionine 0.001 Apple
Phenylalanine 0.006 Apple
Valine 0.012 Apple
Histidine 0.005 Apple
Fructose 5.9 Apple

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 of 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.